As mentioned previously in Enews, details for this year's Forum on Enforcement have now been published. This ever-popular event has been running for almost 30 years and the next one is due to take place on 11 October 2018 at the Manchester Meeting Place. Bookings are going well, however there is still time to reserve your place(s) if you haven't done so already.
The Forum provides excellent CPD for enforcement officers, legal and planning staff, and anyone from the private sector with a specific interest in planning enforcement. It is also a valuable opportunity to meet and exchange views and experiences with a wide spectrum of practitioners.
Once again we have secured an excellent panel of speakers who will be covering a variety of hot topics:
IZINDI VISAGIE, Solicitor and founder of Ivy Legal - As enforcement can become particularly litigious, Izindi will provide a Legal Update to make sure we are all up to date with recent case law.
AMY SEDMAN, Enforcement Team Leader (Cherwell) with Cherwell and South Northamptonshire Councils - Amy will use experience gained in her previous role at Birmingham City Council to examine in detail the problems associated with student accommodation.
NEILL WHITTAKER, Planning Associate at Ivy Legal and current Chair of the National Association of Planning Enforcement (NAPE) - Neill will explain how to draft and defend Enforcement Notices, particularly with respect to the application of the 'Miller-Mead' test, and how to avoid the notice becoming a 'nullity'.
PAUL DIAPER, Accredited Financial Investigator at Reigate and Banstead Borough Council - Paul will use his extensive experience of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 to examine the application of the provisions of the Act, including a case where he is assisting a Planning Authority looking to charge a Money Laundering Offence.
JULIA SHAW, Investigator with the Local Government Ombudsman - Julia's session 'Lessons from LGSCO Investigations into Enforcement Complaints' will highlight examples of good practice alongside some of the faults they see, and also the occasional case where the LPA have done the right thing, but an eyesore or similar can remain!
The Forum will be chaired by SAMUEL FOX, Service Lead - Infrastructure, Planning and Development at Southampton City Council.
Further details for The Forum including a downloadable leaflet in pdf format are available on the TRA website. Bookings can be made via the online booking system. If you are unable to make a firm booking straight away, provisional bookings are recommended to secure your place(s) and can also be made online.
As always discounts of up to 15% are available via our Discounted Block Booking Scheme when booking two or more places at the same time (over any number of events in the programme). Further details of the scheme are also on the website.