We are excited to announce our forthcoming conference in partnership with PAS (http://pas.org.uk/) on the 21st February 2016, which will consider the potential for the greater use of mediation in the Scottish Planning system.
This event comes following the recent planning review which highlighted mediation in three of its recommendations, and the publication of the recent Scottish Government Planning Consultation which also mentions mediation and the potential for its wider use. PAS and Scottish Mediation are looking to explore how this can be facilitated to improve engagement within planning. The conference will include a number of plenaries, collaborative exercises and case studies which will give participants the opportunity to consider the wider use of collaborative approaches in the planning system and to hear from professional planners and mediators.
It would be fantastic to see any mediators or other relevant professionals there who have an interest in planning and the built environment and how mediation can be used more widely to support engagement and decision-making.
For further information and how to book, please see here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-more-collaborative-planning-system-what-can-a-mediation-approach-offer-tickets-29144291360
PAS and Scottish Mediation would like to thank the Planning and Architecture Division, Scottish Government, for sponsoring the conference.