Category: News and views

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A Little bit of Christmas Cheer

Christmas approaches and we want to wish everyone the best for the festive period, especially those who are unfortunate enough to be spending their holidays responding to applications and consultations (and we know there...

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Exercising Democracy

Today marks one of the biggest democratic events that those living in the UK will face in their lifetime. Those living in Scotland have had the opportunity to exercise their suffrage. Today’s referendum has...

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Find your local community council online

Researchers based at Napier University have published a fascinating study into the online activity of Scottish Community Councils recently. It found that just 13% of community councils have up-to-date planning information on their website....

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Citizen juries for planning: in or out?

Planning Democracy regularly hears from communities that have been involved in the planning process and feel that their participation is not valued sufficiently, or at times, local residents’ views are dismissed entirely compared with...

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Glasgow Games or Glasgow’s Shame?

A guest blog by Dr. Libby Porter. Critics of feel-good events like the Commonwealth Games, or any other major sporting event for that matter, are usually howled out of town as naysayers, or as...