What types of evidence are going to be most useful, and where do I find it?

The hierarchy of evidence used by planners compared to that in academia is completely different. For example, research published in a journal is the lowest form of evidence according to a planning system. This section attempts to demystify what’s needed.  

This advice provided in this article is primarily targeted at members of the public aiming to put together and engage with planning disputes; however, it may also be helpful for others working in local authorities.

Evidence hierarchies