2018-19 Workshop Programme begins in June

The 2018-19 Training Workshop Programme gets underway on 7 June 2018 with two workshops taking place at The Wesley in London. One of the workshops is a recent addition to the programme and the other one, an old favourite which was rested from the programme last year but is making a comeback this year!

Development in the Green Belt
The urgent need to provide more land for development has led to increasing pressures on the Green Belt since the publication of the NPPF. Whilst the government has maintained, and continues to maintain, its commitment to protecting the Green Belt, the NPPF is significantly different from its predecessor PPG2. Using case law from a number of recent cases (including Turner, Elmbridge, Dartford, Timmins v Gedling, and Lee Valley), this workshop has been revised for 2018 to provide an up-to-date résumé of how the courts have interpreted national policy and how this should be applied by Councils in local circumstances. Participants will work together on case studies to consider development proposals in the Green Belt in the light of those legal interpretations.

Enforcement of Listed Building Control
This popular workshop provides a valuable introduction or essential CPD for enforcement officers who investigate and deal with breaches of Listed Building Control and complements our other workshops on planning enforcement. It is also suitable for planning and conservation officers who may get drawn into dealing with breaches of listed building control, managers who may have to authorise taking enforcement action or lawyers who have to draft notices or consider prosecutions. The workshop will look at the legislative framework, the pros and cons of using particular procedures and current best practice. Topics covered during the day will include: what is listed, defining the curtilage, what constitutes a breach of listed building control, investigations and use of statutory notices to obtain information, when to caution, using enforcement tools, appeals, whether to prosecute (s9 and s43), what has to be proven/statutory defences and the use being made of POCA.  Reference will be made throughout to relevant case law.

Further details for both workshops are available on the TRA website via the above links. Bookings can be made using the online booking system available on the website. Provisonal bookings are recommended if you are unable to make a firm booking straight away, and can be made via the online booking system or by telephoning 01204 385678.

As always, discounts of between 10 and 15% are available via our Block Booking Discount Scheme when making bookings of two or more places at the same time over any number of events in the programme. Details of the scheme are on our website.