As of December 2023, the project team met in London for a pre-Christmas update and get-together. We have spent the first few months of the project working on various things, with the literature review the biggest task. A huge quantity of new academic papers is published every year on a wide range of topics, and even focusing on community-led planning as we have been doing reveals new and interesting perspectives. Between us, we are reading around 400 papers, identified through a careful search and sorting process undertaken by Tessa and Matt. This has been a very interesting task, exposing us all to a range of literature that we might otherwise not have been aware of. We are now synthesising the sources we have read under a series of themes, to identify the most important findings for us and to shape the next stages of the project.