ENews Issue - 06 October 2016

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October 2016 ENews

Notice anything different?

TRA ENews has had a makeover as part of the launch of our brand new website.

Launched earlier this month, the website has a fresh, modern feel and includes a number of improved features.

First and most important, is the ability to submit your bookings online - no more printing off and filling in forms! Using our online booking system you can make either a firm booking or a provisional booking (which will be held for 14 days) on our inter-authority events.

Other improvements include:

  • clearer and easier navigation to help you find your way around
  • a responsive design that adapts automatically when displaying on mobile devices
  • a better search facility to make it easier to find exactly what you are looking for
  • quicker site and page load times.

We hope you like the new website and would welcome any comments you might have. Plus, if you spot anything that doesn't quite work please do let us know. You can use our Contact Form to get in touch.

P.S If ENews doesn't display that well on your particular screen you might find it easier to view the online version instead via the link at the top of this email.

Scotland Progamme 2016 - final two workshops in Edinburgh

There are a couple of workshops coming up in Edinburgh on 3 November with places still available if you would like to attend. They are:
  • Understanding and Defining Development
  • Current Issues in Planning Enforcement.

A Beginner's Guide to Processing Planning Applications

For many newcomers the processing of applications can be a daunting proposition. Our brand new workshop sets out to de-mystify the process and give staff who are just beginning to deal with planning applications, or are relatively new to the role, the opportunity to focus on key concepts and approaches. The workshop is available now on an in-house basis and will be included in next year's inter-authority programme. Read more...

Latest vacanci‚Äčes on TRA's Planning Jobs Board

Our pick of the current planning vacancies with closing dates in October - it's free to advertise and free to search. Read more...


Final events in the 2016 Training Workshop Programme

The 2016 Training Workshop Programme for England and Wales will come to a close with four workshops taking place in November. The ever popular workshop Permitted Development and dealing with Prior Approval Notifications is now fully booked, but places still remain on the other three workshops:

  • Positive Engagement with the Development Industry - 10 Nov, London
  • Enforcement of Listed Building Control - 24 Nov, Manchester
  • The Basics of Planning - 24 Nov, Manchester
Read more....

Neighbourhood Plan Examination service from TRA

There has been a rapid rise in communities getting involved in neighbourhood planning. Recent figures show that almost 1900 communities are now undertaking neighbourhood planning.

TRA's Independent Examination service offers expert Examiners, a competitive pricing structure, and the excellent administrative backup and customer service for which TRA is well known. Read more...