Training workshops for 2018-19 - don't miss out!

The TRA Workshop Programme for 2018-19 got off to a good start this month with two popular workshops taking place at our London venue on 7 June. The next two workshops in the programme, which will be in September, are now fully booked. However we do have workshops coming up after that with places still available including a workshop brand new for 2018-19 and one introduced to the programme just a couple of years ago. These will both be at The Wesley in London on 20 November 2018:

  • An Introduction to Masterplanning
    This is a brand new interactive workshop for those who want to understand the masterplanning process for residential sites and how to create effective, quality led masterplans that will facilitate delivery. The key objectives of the workshop will be to enable participants to develop a broader understanding and appreciation of the overall masterplanning process and the level of spatial and delivery detail needed at each stage of the planning process and to understand the key processes for producing, reviewing and implementing masterplans, spatial frameworks and development briefs. Participants will have the opportunity to develop and apply their own place-making and design skills to practical exercises that focus on key stages of masterplan/spatial framework/development brief production. They will also have the chance to share experiences and learning with other planning and design professionals.
  • The Enforcement Toolkit and how to use it
    This workshop is ideally suited to those who are relatively new to planning enforcement as well as anyone who already has some experience (including planning officers or lawyers) seeking a legal update and “refresher” of their knowledge.  Elements covered will include determining the nature of the breach, time limits for taking action, and the timing of the assessment of expediency and what this entails. From this assessment "scenarios" should emerge which will indicate the appropriate action(s) and the range of tools that can be used. The workshop will look at the pros and cons of using the key tools, the options for dealing with failure to comply with their requirements and the increasing use of Confiscation Orders under POCA. Real life examples and case studies will be used throughout.  For previous participants of our popular Basics of Planning Enforcement this workshop provides an ideal next step in their professional development.

Further details for both these workshops can be found on our website by clicking on the above links. Bookings can be made via the online booking system. If you are unable to make a firm booking straight away for any workshop you may be interested in, provisional bookings are recommended and can be made online or by telephone on 01204 385678.

Discounts of between 10 and 15% are available under our Discounted Block Booking Scheme for bookings of 2 or more places made at the same time, over any number of events in the programme (depending on the number of places booked). Further details of the scheme can be found on our website.