Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject this new workshop will cover everything from national advice and guidance to applying viability in practice. It considers viability for LDP policy development and testing, and in the context of Development Management decision making. Drawing on examples of good practice, appeal decisions and case law it seeks to de-mystify the viability 'black box' enabling participants to understand and evaluate the various components that make up viability, and the different models and ways of assessing it. Through presentations, discussions and a wide variety of practical exercises, the workshop also gives participants the opportunity to begin applying their knowledge in practice by considering viability issues and challenges they are currently facing and ways in which these may be resolved.
It has explained viability to me to give me a better understanding for both policy making and decision taking, and the effects viability has.
Basildon Borough Council
Provided an excellent insight into viability and how it is approached from different parties. Gained a good basic understanding of how to understand and challenge appraisals.
Bassetlaw District Council
Very good overview; teaching the basics of viability as well as a more comprehensive view for those with a better understanding. Helpful from a Development Management viewpoint as well as a Policy viewpoint.
Ashfield District Council