We are pleased to announce that details have now been finalised and are being circulated for this year's Forum on Enforcement to be held on 12 October in Manchester. For almost 30 years, TRA has been at the forefront of providing training and education opportunities for enforcement officers, legal and planning staff and anyone with a specific interest in planning enforcement in both the public and private sector. The Enforcement Forum has been one of the mainstays of our annual programme, providing excellent CPD.
As in previous years, the day includes a mixture of plenary sessions and smaller parallel sessions and this year's contributors will be:
- Izindi Visagie, Solicitor and founder of Ivy Legal, will provide a Legal Update on recent case law
- Nicola Rigby, Planning Enforcement Manager at Blackpool Council, will look at dealing with a range of issues using new powers from the 2014 Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act, particularly Community Protection Notices
- Darren Sedman-Hobson, Planning and Building Enforcement Officer with Test Valley Borough Council, will be discussing deliberate concealment in relation to one of his own long running cases
- Olivia Stapleford, Senior Planning Enforcement Officer with Buckinghamshire County Council, will show how County and District Councils can work together to achieve compliance on issues such as waste.
- Stephen Alexander, Head of Planning at the City of Wolverhampton Council, will explain how his authority successfully implemented a 'systems thinking' approach to managing caseloads to create a more effective and efficient service
- Emma Turner, Development Management Team Leader with South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils, will chair the Forum.
Further details can be found on the TRA website including a downloadable pdf leaflet. You can use our online booking system to make either a provisonal booking to reserve places for a limited time, or to make a firm booking straight away. Discounts of between 10 and 15% are available when booking 2 or more places at the same time (over any number of events in the 2017-18 programme).