Appearing at Hearings
In-House Training

Hearings are a vital element of a planning officer’s work, often in circumstances where the officer is on his/her own. This highly practical workshop provides a structured opportunity for sharing and developing experience of Hearings. It includes a thorough briefing on procedures, style and good practice, followed by a mock Hearing exercise using a real case study. The workshop is designed to improve both preparation and presentational skills and enhance the overall confidence of those involved. Although the workshop is primarily aimed at planners, others who provide more specialist services and may need to appear at a Hearing (such as enforcement, landscape, conservation, highways etc) will also find it useful.


For further information / how to book

If you are interested in in-house training please contact Angela Holmes. She will be pleased to discuss your requirements and provide outline programmes for you to consider. We are also happy to consider designing bespoke/tailored workshops for individual clients, although in some cases this may involve an additional cost. When you are ready to take things further we can provide a written proposal and check presenter availability.

Please note that all enquiries are without obligation.

Comments From Previous Attendees

Lots of great information and tips for preparing for Hearings.

Steven Cooper

Very useful and informative. Particularly enjoyed the mock Hearing

Sarah Cheyne
East Lothian Council

Solid foundation to tackle future hearings.

Chris MacArthur
Erewash Borough Council

I feel much more confident about the process of hearings. I hope to use my experience to improve my submission to the Inspectorate but also to reconsider reasons for refusal.

Graeme Thorpe
Ribble Valley Borough Council