Mediation in planning
This project, led by Leonora Rozee OBE, commenced in 2009. In June 2010 the National Planning Forum published Mediation in Planning – an overview of previous work, academic studies, international experience, professional opinion and a series of case studies, which concluded that there was an important role for mediation in planning. A delivery programme to develop awareness and help practitioners use mediation was agreed and rolled out. In April 2011 the National Planning Forum published Mediation in Planning – a Short Guide – as the next step in this programme.
The project was led and part-funded by the National Planning Forum with additional financial support from the Planning Inspectorate and Planning Advisory Service and the encouragement of the Department for Communities and Local Government. The NPF is grateful to all those who have supported the project on a pro-bono basis and for the support and advice of the Homes and Communities Agency, Advisory Team for Large Applications on the production of the Short Guide.