This report is a summary of the findings of a planning peer challenge organised by the Local
Government Association (LGA) in cooperation with the Planning Advisory Service (PAS) and
carried out by trained local government peers. Peer challenges are managed and delivered by the
sector for the sector. They are improvement oriented and are tailored to meet individual councils’
needs. They are designed to complement and add value to a council’s own performance and
improvement focus. They help planning services review what they are trying to achieve, how they
are going about it; what they are doing well and where they need to improve.