Planning Democracy Blog

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We are going places: want to join us?

Would you like to join the Planning Democracy team? We are a group of individuals made up of the organisation’s committee of six, a number of advisors (including lawyers, planners and fundraisers) and many...

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Accountability Scotland conference, 16 Sept

Accountability Scotland is an organisation campaigning for transparency and accountability in all aspects of Scottish public life. They have organised an interesting looking conference, open to all, in the Scottish Parliament on Monday 16...

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A change of law for Portobello Park?

In 2011 Edinburgh City Council granted planning permission to itself for a new school to be built on Portobello Park having first announced its intention to develop the park in 2006. The Council, however,...

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From Fairytale to Reality

Public involvement in decision-making is core to Planning Democracy’s work and as one of the charity’s trustees I’m often talking about creating a step-change in engagement. But lurking somewhere in the back of my...