‘Resolutions and Reasons: A Practical Guide to Decision Making in Planning’ by Sue Chadwick


Paperback: 978-1-911035-91-6
Published: September 2019
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This book is intended to be a helpful guide to all aspects of the planning decision-making process, from dealing with the ‘tilted balance’ in practice to wider concerns such as consultation, advising committees and dealing with human rights and equalities issues.


Dr Sue Chadwick is a Strategic Planning Advisor with Pinsent Masons and Chair of the Housing Project Group at Cambridge Ahead. She has more than 25 years experience as a planning lawyer including working for a range of County and District authorities, two London Boroughs, and a number of years at Herbert Smith Freehills. She has taught planning law and policy at Cambridge University, has a PhD on the meaning and interpretation of sustainable development in the planning framework and currently delivers training for MBL seminars and LLG Legal Training.


Chapter 1: The Plan and the Planning Balance
Chapter 2: Material Considerations
Chapter 3: Governance
Chapter 4: Reports, Reasons – and Brexit…