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Planning: Strategic building blocks & duty to co-operate (Nov 2014)

Planning for housing and sustainable development: Strategic building blocks and meeting the duty to co-operate

South East local authorities face significant pressures for growth from a thriving economy and a rising population.

In November 2014 SEEC organised a workshop for councillors and officers to help them address the challenges of growth through the planning system, including how to ensure they meet the requirements of the ‘duty to co-operate’ with neighbouring councils. The event was chaired by Cllr Moira Gibson, Leader of Surrey Heath DC and a member of SEEC’s Executive Committee.

Tips and advice were provided by leading speakers from the Planning Inspectorate, Planning Advisory Service and independent consultancy. Council leaders and officers from South East authorities also shared local experiences and examples of good practice.

Please click here for a summary of the key issues raised at the workshop.

Copies of speaker presentations are available below:

Building blocks – the options and essentials South East councils need to consider: Alice Lester, Programme Manager, Planning Advisory Service

Testing plans – what is the Inspector looking for? Mark Southgate, Director, The Planning Inspectorate

Local Political Leadership: Cllr Gillian Brown, Leader of Arun DC and District Councils’ Network Planning Lead

Good practice – lessons learnt and models for working: Catriona Riddell, Director, Catriona Riddell Associates

Local experiences – partnership working on planning and growth: Cllr Ken Crookes, Leader Hart DC and Bev Hindle, Deputy Director, Oxfordshire CC