A list of publications or resources that may be of use.

Here is our Open letter to the Minister signed by 87 organisations, communities and eNGO’s. We sent this to Kevin Stewart MSP on 28th May 2018

Our  People Planning and Places consultation response April 4 2017

Our Community Guide to the Planning People and Places consultation. Ends 4th April 2017.

Our response to the planning review 2015

Tollcross Community Council  response and Craighouse response to the planning review Dec 2015

An Equal Rights of Appeal resource  for community councils to help introduce Planning Democracy and ERA


Guides to help you

cartoon of lady loooking at a pic of factory scratching her headA community guide to the Scottish planning system by Friends of the Earth Scotland which covers the new planning system and top tips on campaigning.

A guide to responding to a planning application by Planning Democracy including tips on local campaigning and council committee meetings.

Planning Aid for Scotland logoPlanning Aid for Scotland have a network of volunteer planners who can offer advice to individuals and community groups.

The Scottish Information Commissioner has Logoversion2_opta guide to making effective Freedom of Information (FoI) requests and a telephone helpline.

The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman will deal with complaints of maladministration in public bodies if the formal complaints procedure has not provided you with a resolutionspso_logo_opt.

The Improvement Service’s Training Manual for Councillors written in 2011 this is the elected members guide to planning. Includes guidance on codes of conduct re planning applications.

Our briefing on the planning consultation paper of January 2017 MSP briefing on planning consultation paper January 2017

Other resources

Andy Wightman’s talk at our 2015 AGM entitled ‘The Bigger Picture: Land, Housing and Planning’. The Bigger Picture Powerpoint

Our 2015 Planning: The People’s Perspective Conference Report PD conference Report

Cowley Road Matters – a community consultation project in Oxford