24 May 2016
Since 2004 the Planning Advisory Service (PAS) has provided high-quality help, advice and training to councils in England. Now, in 2016, the way we provide and fund those services is changing. Some of the things we could do for free are now provided at cost. This is because of changes to the grant we receive from government – only some councils now qualify for subsidised support.
21 June 2016
PAS commissioned some research into how councils are dealing with planning for self and custom build housing; read about how councils are approaching this national policy requirement here.
24 July 2013
A planning improvement peer challenge will look across your planning service to highlight what is working well and where there is scope for improvement.
18 July 2016
We are offering a limited number of free councillor training sessions for mineral planning authorities that will be handling fracking applications for shale gas or oil. If you are interested get in touch.
24 August 2015
We offer plan making direct support on: green belt review, OAN and 5-year land supply, plan review, project management for plan-making, evidence base, community engagement, sustainability appraisal, viability, strategic planning and the duty to co-ooperate.