Conference for Planning Support Staff
Inter-Authority Training

This unique conference has been run annually (sometimes bi-annually) since 1991 and is now established as the principal event of its kind for administrative and support staff working within the planning service.

The event is an excellent opportunity for administrative and technical support staff involved in the planning process to meet colleagues from other authorities, exchange experience and learn about current best practice and forthcoming changes which may affect them.

The most recent Conference took place in May 2018 and offered participants the opportunity to understand the current direction of travel and reflect on how their planning service might look in the future. The topics discussed were:

  • Recent changes to the appeals system
  • Heritage Statements and what to look out for
  • Changes to the NPPF and GPDO
  • The Use of Artificial Intelligence and other "futuristic" changes.

Comments from some of the participants at this year's Conference can be seen below.

The next Conference will be in May 2019 in London, and details will be posted here once they have been finalised, closer to the date of the event.

Event Information

Max. Participants 100

£ 210 + VAT

Discount Scheme A

Scheduled Dates

Comments From Previous Attendees

I can’t put into words the course’s importance but here goes: knowledge sharing / myth busting / empowering, confidence building and invaluable. It pays for itself in the benefits the council gets back from the attendees.

Adine Schrankel
Suffolk Coastal District Council

Always good content and always leave with tips from other LPA’s and speakers.

Sarah Parisi
East Cambridgeshire District Council

Very much enjoyed the subjects on the agenda, found the round table discussion very helpful.

Natalie Compton
Chiltern & South Bucks District Councils

All speakers were knowledgeable, this has helped me to understand some of the areas that weren’t clear and be able to take away new ideas.

Janette Court
Wigan Council