As we all return from our Summer holidays, we at TRA are looking forward to welcoming delegates attending our first batch of workshops this Autumn. A Beginner's Guide to Processing Planning Applications, Use of Conditions and Supporting Health and Wellbeing through Planning are all taking place in London on 26 September. There are a small number of places available on the Health and Wellbeing session but you will need to be quick if you want to snap one up - details are on the website.
Looking ahead to November, we have four workshops taking place in our programme for England and Wales, two of which are almost fully booked but there are still places available on the other two for anyone who would like to attend:
- An Introduction to Delivering Large Strategic Sites and New Settlements - Manchester, 20 November 2019
This recently developed workshop will explore the delivery process for large-scale, residential-led sites and new settlements (including Garden Towns and Villages). It explores the challenges and issues involved in creating new communities and examines good practice from around the country, looking at urban extensions and free-standing settlements, to understand how these challenges are being tackled. The workshop will take participants through the whole process of delivery, from the importance of formulating a robust planning policy at the outset through to delivery mechanisms to ensure implementation. It will be useful for Policy and Development Management officers alike, along with any other officers involved in the planning delivery process for strategic, large-scale schemes. There will be ample time for discussion and problem solving during the day.
- Development in the Green Belt - London, 26 November 2019
The urgent need to provide more land for development has led to increasing pressures on the Green Belt since the publication of the first NPPF. Whilst the government has maintained, and continues to maintain, its commitment to protecting the Green Belt, the new NPPF has subtle changes from its predecessor and significant difference from the old 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 2019 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.
Further details for both these workshops (including downloadable leaflets in pdf format) are available on our website via the above links. Bookings can be made online via the website. If you are unable to make a firm booking straight away, provisional bookings are recommended to reserve places and can also be made online or by telephone on 01204 385678.
As always, discounts of between 10 and 15% are available via our Discounted Block Booking Scheme when booking 2 or more places at the same time (over any number of events). Further details of the scheme are on the website.