The Basics of Planning
In-House Training

This practical workshop is designed as an introduction to the planning process for administrative, technical and enforcement staff working in the public or private sectors. As well as providing an introduction to anyone who is new to planning, it will also be relevant for staff with some experience who want to set their job in a wider context. The workshop will provide structured learning about the key elements of: plan-making, how questions of what is development and permitted development are dealt with, how planning applications are processed and decisions made, when and how enforcement action is taken. It is intended that the sessions become interactive dealing with participants concerns and questions about any aspect of the planning process. Inputs from the presenter will be supported by group exercises and case studies, providing participants with a valuable opportunity to meet and share experiences with colleagues from other authorities and other parts of the planning process. 


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

Well presented, good detail and have learnt a lot of new stuff.

Charlie Jones
Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

I have learnt some important information and have a better understanding of why I do what I do within planning.

Stephie Theedom
Thurrock Borough Council

As an unqualified Enforcement Officer this workshop was highly informative in terms of context.

G. Robinson
Barrow Borough Council

Another very thorough and clear and enjoyable training day from Vivien. Thank you.

Rob Pratten
Preston City Council