Briefings on Specific Aspects of Planning
In-House Training

We are able to conduct training sessions for Councillors on a range of specific aspects of planning. These workshops can normally be delivered as a full or half-day session and can often be combined in various ways to make up a day programme, sometimes with modules running in parallel.

Topics we currently offer include:

  • planning appeals: the Councillor dimension
  • planning enforcement
  • understanding development in the Green Belt (NEW)
  • a briefing on Neighbourhood Planning
  • good practice for DM/planning Committees
  • planning obligations
  • advertisement control
  • avoiding costs awards at appeal (NEW)
  • the Development Plan Framework
  • trees and the planning process (NEW)
  • design considerations and the principles of urban design
  • conservation areas/listed buildings
  • planning for wind farms
  • communication skills and/or working in partnership
  • how to deliver quality residential schemes (NEW)
  • green infrastructure (NEW)
  • support for Councillors on planning committee chairing skills (NEW).


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.