Planning Democracy Blog

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The myth of sustainable economic growth

The current obsession with promoting “sustainable economic growth” has long worried us here at PD central. The myths surrounding economic growth have to be challenged and that is why we signed this excellent Scottish...

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Planning and community empowerment

Last month the Government launched a consultation on its proposed Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill floating lots of interesting ideas.  On Twitter today the consultation team asked for our views on the link between...

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Watch our conference video

Thanks to everyone who came to our conference and who engaged in such a positive way. It was a great success and we enjoyed meeting so many of you from all over Scotland and...

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Tweeting Our Conference

We are encouraging people to share their ideas before and during the conference next Saturday 21st April using twitter. Tweet using the hashtag #pdconf Help spread the word and encourage people into the conference...

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Opening up our right of appeal

When the Government, Councils and public bodies are making decisions about things that affect our lives they are often bound by procedures for making such decisions. These procedures exist to prevent arbitrary decisions by...