Role of Elected Members in Planning

As a democratically elected member you have a key role to play in the discharge of your local authority’s statutory planning functions. This fact sheet will help you understand the most important elements of your role as an elected member working in planning. It is not an exhaustive list but should help to clarify your role and responsibilities in the planning process.

If you are a newly elected official member please also refer to our ‘Introduction to Planning for Elected Members‘ page for further information.