Workshops on Effective Appeals and the Basics of Planning coming up in Edinburgh

The TRA Training Workshop Programme for Scotland continues through Autumn and includes two workshops taking place in Edinburgh on 14 November 2019 with places still available.

Effective Planning Appeals
This recent addition to the programme is a masterclass from an experienced planning Solicitor on up-to-date best practice in presenting and resisting planning appeals made to the Scottish Ministers. The session will be appropriate for both public and private sector professionals and will feature: a review of the 2013 appeals regulations; experience of the management of other procedures such as report cases and Electricity Act casework; guidance on responding to procedure notices, further written submissions, hearings and public inquiry sessions; an update on electronic working and document management; the expenses circular and some recent examples.

The Basics of Planning
This practical workshop is designed as an introduction to the planning process for enforcement, administrative and technical staff in Planning Authorities and support staff working in private practice.  As well as providing an introduction to anyone who is new to planning, it is also relevant for more experienced staff who want to set their job in the wider context of the planning process. The workshop deals with the key elements of development management, enforcement and development planning, incorporating group exercises and case studies where appropriate.  It also provides participants with a valuable opportunity to meet and share experiences with colleagues from other authorities and other parts of the planning process.

Further details for both these events including leaflets in pdf format are available to view/download from the TRA website via the above links. Bookings can be made online - either a firm booking straight away, or a provisional booking to reserve places for a limited time. Why not take advantage of our Discounted Block Booking Scheme to earn between 10 and 15% discount by booking 2 or more places at the same time (over any number of events in the programme). More details of the scheme are on the website.