The 2017-18 Workshop Programme for Scotland sees the final two workshops taking place at the Novotel Hotel in Glasgow on 6 February 2018. One of the workshops is a recent and popular addition to the programme and the other is a modified version of an old favourite returning to this year's programme after a brief absence:
The Use and Abuse of Planning Conditions and Section 75 Obligations
Planning conditions or Section 75 Obligations can make the difference between the approval or the refusal of planning permission; they should therefore be necessary and reasonable. They must be monitored to ensure compliance with their requirements, so should therefore also be precise and enforceable. This popular workshop will examine the use of conditions and Planning Obligations with reference to Circulars 4/1998 and 3/2012, using genuine examples of both good and bad practice! The procedures relating to the submission of applications to vary/discharge conditions and obligations will also be looked at in detail.
Permitted Development and dealing with Prior Approval Notifications
This workshop is suitable for anyone who has to deal with enquiries about Permitted Development or who needs to understand PD in order to deal with alleged unauthorised development. The workshop will look at how PD works and provide some crucial definitions and help in interpreting and applying the most frequently used classes of permitted development, many of which now include the prior approval notification procedure. The aim of this workshop is therefore to help participants develop the knowledge and confidence essential in dealing with these complex aspects of Development Management. The workshop will provide a useful opportunity to look at Householder PD and Minor Permitted Development using case studies and participants’ own concerns about these and other classes. How the Prior Notification procedure works, how the application should be processed, what “impacts” can be taken into account, and how appeals and breaches are handled will also be considered. Crucially, it will provide an opportunity for delegates to ask any questions about PD in order to develop their knowledge and confidence and to be aware of any further changes the Government are proposing to the regime.
Further details for each workshop can be found on the TRA website via the above links, and bookings can be made using the online booking system available on the website. You can make either a 'firm' booking, or if you are unable to do this straight away 'provisional' bookings are recommended to reserve your place(s).
As always, discounts of between 10 and 15% are available under our Block Booking Scheme for bookings of two or more places made at the same time over any number of events. Further details of the scheme are also available on the website.