Councillor Events

PAS delivers a programme of councillor support focused on the different elements of planning. We work with the LGA Leadership Academy to deliver a programme of Leadership Essentials planning courses for local authority councillors. We also run events as part of our wider support programme.

Biodiversity Net Gain and the Environment Bill

Online (Zoom): Wednesday 16th June 5-7pm

This participative event is for councillors that need to understand BNG enough to make Planning Committee decisions, as well as what the new requirements mean for their council and responsible leadership.

PAS has been commissioned by Defra to support councils in their efforts to get ready for mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG). To kick this new project off, we are running a participative workshop to get input from local councillors to help us decide how to focus this support and what the priorities should be.

We will start the event by giving an overview of what's happening with the Environment Bill and the timeline for mandatory BNG. Then we want to throw the session open and discuss what you want, what you need to know and what you feel are most important issues for BNG and the Environment Bill.

To find out more or to book a place on this course please go to our Eventbrite page.



Free Online Councillor Planning Training: Local Plans, Decision Making & Infrastructure

Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th June 

PAS are delivering some free councillor training on planning policy, decision making and infrastructure. The session will be delivered remotely (via Zoom) as a morning or early evenings event. If you are a councillor who is new to planning or you want a refresher or an update please book a place via the relevant our Eventbrite page below.

·         Local Plans: Tuesday 8th June; 10am session or 5pm session

·         Decision Making: Wednesday 9th June; 10am or 5pm

·         Infrastructure: Thursday 10th June; 10am and 5pm