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Rhu & Shandon Community Council

Local Planning Participation

Added at 15:19 on 03 March 2024

Helensburgh Community Council has a petition at Parliament seeking:

PE2075: Prioritise local participation in planning decisions

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to prioritise local participation in planning decisions affecting their area by:

  • providing a clear and unambiguous definition of the word "local" insofar as it applies to planning legislation

  • giving decision-making powers to community councils for planning applications in their local areas

  • ensuring that the way in which decisions on planning applications are taken is compatible with the provisions and ethos of the Community Empowerment Act 2015.

Rhu and Shandon Community Councill agrees with Helensburgh that local opinions should be priortised when planning decisions are reached.

If you believe in local democracy, please consider signing this petition.