This 60 second guide is for residents and town and parish councillors who wish to understand why town and parish councillors should work with their communities on planning matters.

  • All to often some parish councils act in a secretive manner regarding planning matters
  • This approach does much to harm many town and parish councils and undermines the credibility of councillors
  • In many cases this is an opportunity missed to promote both the council and councillors


Unless councillors work with their communities on planning matters their opinions are exactly that, their own not those of their communities.


Article Contents - Click on a link below

The background


Community leadership

The democratic process

Enhancing community understanding

Community engagement


This guide is indicative and not definitive, if in doubt get someone else involved or seek professional advice.


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