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Let's stick together: council collaboration on the LDF
This case study shows how councils are collaborating on local development frameworks and the lessons they are learning.
- identify common interests – be clear about how collaborative working can help to improve planning outcomes in the local development framework
- identify differences and address them – councils report that understanding differences as well as similarities is an important factor in developing realistic collaborative processes
- set up formalised processes – structures that reflect the commitment of the authorities to collaborative working are necessary to reinforce the legitimacy of the work. They also help to build trust.
- secure agreement from councillors – ensure that councillors understand the long-term planning benefits of collaborative working and create processes that build up trust. This will help overcome potential tensions.
This case study was first published in June 2008.