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.
£ 300 + VAT
A comprehensive overview of changing viability position. Good balance in what could be a very technical subject matter.
Havant Borough Council
Very informative. Good examples for appeals and models for viability.
Swale Borough Council
Informative range of content that addresses both policy and DM processes, helping us to gain a better understanding of both sides.
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.
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council