ENews Issue - 13 February 2018

February 2018 ENews

2018-19 Training Programme for England and Wales now available

The TRA 2018-19 Training Programme for planning and development practitioners in England and Wales has now been finalised and can be viewed on our website. It features four brand new workshops along with several well-established events and our popular discounted block-booking scheme continues.


South Gloucestershire prepare staff to be Effective Witnesses

TRA was recently commissioned to deliver a one-day in-house workshop on behalf of South Gloucestershire Council. Being an Effective Witness at Inquiry was aimed at both planners and other professionals, in this case the authority’s Solicitors and transport staff, who may be required to act as an expert witnesses at an Inquiry.


​Planning Jobs Board - current vacancies

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


Training on Protected Trees for Rushmoor BC Councillors

Rushmoor Borough Council recently appointed TRA to prepare and deliver a short bespoke evening training session for their Councillors on Trees and the Planning Process. The workshop provided training on protected trees, in particular tree preservation orders, for those with a limited arboricultural knowledge base or non-arboricultural background.


​Latest Neighbourhood Plans submitted to TRA for examination

Two more Neighbourhood Plans have been submitted to TRA for examination in the last couple of weeks: for Repton in South Derbyshire and South Petherton in South Somerset.


Cheryl celebrates 20 years at TRA!

Congratulations to Cheryl Howarth on reaching 20 years as a crucial member of the TRA office team, having joined way back in February 1998.