This workshop is aimed at both planning and other technical officers who may be called as an Expert Witness at a Planning Inquiry but have relatively little or no previous experience. It is intended to promote a good understanding of the preparation required; what should be included in a witness statement; and how to give evidence in chief and under cross-examination. The workshop will provide participants with a solid grounding to improve their confidence, and thereby effectiveness, when giving evidence. It will identify the legal and procedural requirements and provide practical advice on the approach to providing both the written and oral evidence needed to support reasons for refusal, conditions to be attached to a permission, or justification for enforcement action.
Lots of useful information provided on both legislation and in relation to the run up, and the day of the inquiry.
Runnymede Borough Council
Reinforced my existing knowledge and experience; would recommend to others
Isle of Man Government
Very helpful tips from preparing proofs/statement of case – to what to do on the day. Interesting tactics/approaches to be taken
Test Valley Borough Council
Very interesting and good content explained well