Viability: what planners need to know
In-House Training

Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject this popular workshop will cover everything from national advice and guidance to applying viability in practice.  It considers viability for Local Plan 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.


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

A comprehensive overview of changing viability position. Good balance in what could be a very technical subject matter.

David Eaves
Havant Borough Council

Very informative. Good examples for appeals and models for viability.

Andrew Jeffers
Swale Borough Council

Informative range of content that addresses both policy and DM processes, helping us to gain a better understanding of both sides.

Katherine Pang
East Hampshire District Council

Excellent training – very prescriptive about the changes to affordable housing under the NPPF and PPG. Very clear in terms of what a LPA should collect in terms of evidence. This is useful to know what we should be doing going forwards.

Elizabeth Hunt
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council