Planning Advisory Service – In a material world, how much is planning worth?
Planning Advisory Service / CIL Knowledge Partnership
Regenfirst is part of the CIL Knowledge Partnership, a collaboration brought together to provide specialist consultancy support to Councils adopting the Community Infrastructure Levy.
In 2013, the CIL Knowledge Partnership was commissioned by the Planning Advisory Service (PAS) to design and deliver nine events for local authority politicians and officers aimed at improving the understanding of the direct and indirect financial and economic consequences of planning; and helping communicate the benefits to local communities. New development is often seen as being a further drain on local facilities and services, but these events aimed to broaden the understanding of the ways in which money for local priorities can be generated through development and how wider economic and social benefits can be maximised and promoted.
The CIL Knowledge Partnership was shortlisted for Planning Consultancy of the Year, Placemaking Awards for 2014.
What the delegates thought:
100% of delegates rated the events as ‘Good’ or ‘Excellent’.
“Very thought provoking – excellent ideas” – officer
“Practical and pertinent, balance good and presenters clear and positive” – councillor
“Interactive workshop – excellent” – officer