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PLANNING & GOVERNANCE

Planning decisions are some of the most significant and complex in local government. Because councillors often take on different roles during the planning application process, it is crucial for good governance that they understand each stage of the process and the associated responsibilities.

This section looks at some of the important elements affecting the way planning application decisions are made and the different roles councillors play during the decision-making process.

About planning and governance

Good governance is important for planning decision making.

Councillors can play different roles including decision maker, community representative and mediator.

Strategic land use planning should be an important focus for councillors.

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