To effectively engage with planning you need to understand the planning system.

The introduction to planning page provides a brief overview and signposts key resources.

It is particularly important to consider the key stages in the planning process where environmental sustainability specialists can input. This is highlighted in the following page – Key stages in planning where environmental sustainability could input.

The key contacts in planning section will also be useful and the case studies may help to inspire action.

Once you have an understanding of the above issues you may wish to explore the joint working section. This focuses on key practical topics that involve the crossover of planning, health and environmental sustainability that are important for Kent and Medway; it includes case studies demonstrating what has been achieved through joint working. The aim is to facilitate collaboration to more effectively address the issues which each sector faces.