Develop new standards for community engagement

Planning Advice Note 3/2010 Community Engagement is now outdated and the idea of engagement has moved on significantly since then. This Advice Note needs a complete overhaul with engagement seen in the new context of access to online information and discussion.  Help for those who aren't online should be part of the standards.

Why the contribution is important

Developers should be required to provide a website for their PAN process which contains all the relevant information with opportunities to comment and discuss the proposals. The use of the public exhibition is limited in its reach and should run alongside online information. 

Overall, engagement processes should ensure that children and young people get involved in planning their city, town, village and street.


by EdgeOfCentre on February 04, 2016 at 09:52PM

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  • Posted by Edinburgh_Planner February 05, 2016 at 11:28

    Very much agree that PAN 3/2010 needs updated to reflect current community empowerment agenda and the fact well over 50% of info is accessed online.
    Scot Govt should also review - ideally independently again by social media/web experts how the planning could be made more accessibly and userfriendly online
  • Posted by JohnColledge February 28, 2016 at 23:21

    When an Edinburgh Community Council resigns en masse because their views are ignored, there is clearly something wrong.
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