Viability: what planners need to know
Inter-Authority Training

Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject this recently developed 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.


Event Information

Max. Participants 20


Discount Scheme A

Scheduled Dates


Presented by Jayne Lomas

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

Was a lot more informative, interesting and in plain English than I expected! Good balance of presentation and tasks to be completed.

Jennifer Winter
East Hampshire District 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