Views sought on planning training for local authority councillors

VIEWS are being sought on how local authority councillors should be trained in how the planning system works.

A consultation has been launched by the Scottish Government, which states, here: ” Elected members have a crucial role in the decision-making process within the planning system, being a vital part of our democratic process by carrying out specific planning functions including the determination of certain planning applications for their local authority.

“Elected members do not necessarily have a planning background and it is vital that adequate training is provided to ensure that elected members have the knowledge and understanding to help them make decisions that are robust and sound in planning reason.”

The consultation – here – ends on October 26.

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