Thinking that you need to wade through all the documents, just to work out the basics of how everything hangs together, can be a real turn-off. When possible we will do our best to translate new documents, meeting minutes and decisions into plain English, but here's a few summaries to get you started.
An overview of the Planning system
How the National Planning Policy Framework filters down to neighbourhood level.
The various plans
A brief overview and how they all link together
The key decision takers
The decision making process for planning applications