ENews Issue - 10 October 2017

October 2017 ENews

Would your Town & Parish Councils benefit from training on planning?

TRA has a large portfolio of training workshops for Councillors, which includes in-house training specifically aimed at Town & Parish Councillors. Many of our District Council clients have been keen to organise this kind of training for their Town/Parish Councils with most of them running several repeat sessions. The most popular option is our half-day workshop A Briefing on Planning for Town and Parish Councils.


Two more Neighbourhood Plan Examinations completed

TRA Examiners recently completed a further two Neighbourhood Plan Examinations, both for areas in Central Bedfordshire.


Four workshops to choose from in Edinburgh in November!

The 2017-18 Training workshop Programme for Scotland sees the next group of workshops taking place at the Edinburgh Training and Conference Centre during the first week in November. Places are still available on all these workshops at the moment, however prompt booking is recommended to reserve your place.


Bucks CC gets up to speed with the new EIA Regulations

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations were updated in May 2017 and are a complete replacement for the 2011 version. Buckinghamshire County Council recently commissioned TRA to deliver an in-house workshop on Environmental Impact Assessments for officers and consultees.


Examiner recommends revised Southwark CIL Schedule for approval

Southwark Council submitted its Draft revised CIL Charging Schedule to TRA for examination at the end of May. The schedule was examined by experienced examiner Terrence Kemmann-Lane, with a hearing held on 26 July. The Examiner submitted his report to the Council in late August, in which he concluded that the Charging Schedule should be approved, subject to minor modifications.


Planning Jobs Board - current vacancies

Here is our pick of the current vacancies on our Planning Jobs Board - with closing dates in October.