Planning Democracy Conference 2012

Decorative roof of Merchant's Hall

Planning: The People’s Perspective

Saturday 21st April 2012
Merchants Hall, central Edinburgh
9:30am – 4:30pm

This conference, from a community and grassroots perspective, will ask: how are the new planning reforms working for the public? Is better community engagement being delivered?

In the morning we will present a series of case studies – exploring different people’s experiences of engaging with the planning system. We will ask what opportunities the public have to influence development and how these can be strengthened to empower a stronger public voice in planning.

The afternoon workshops will include practical sessions on how people can influence the planning system, and the campaign for affordable access to justice in Scotland.

Click here for a list of speakers…

Register your interest today at the bottom of this page.

This conference is for:

Individuals/community groups

Political representatives

Planning  professionals

Register today

UPDATE (19/4/12): Conference now sold out!
Sorry but all tickets have now sold out.

UPDATE (21/5/12): Presentations and papers available here.

The conference will cost £10 for individuals and community group members and £20 for planners and professionals.

To register your interest  email with you name, address, phone number and organisation (if applicable).

We will reply with more details and payment options – you can pay by cheque, debit/credit card, bank transfer or paypal. We will tell you how when you book by emailing

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