ENews Issue - 12 June 2018


June 2018 ENews


Post Election Councillor training: half day training also available

For some, local elections were held in May and those authorities may well be considering the options for providing training for Councillors who are involved in the planning process. TRA understands that time can be a very important factor when organising training for Councillors. It is becoming more common for us to deliver shorter training sessions (usually 3 hours) in either a morning, afternoon or evening; a shorter session could be the perfect solution for you if a one-day workshop is not a viable option.

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Forum on Enforcement 2018 - details now available

Details have now been finalised for this year's Forum on Enforcement taking place in Manchester on 11 October 2018. TRA has always recognised enforcement as a vital part of the planning process and for almost 30 years have been providing a range of training and education opportunities for those involved in planning enforcement. The Forum has been one of the mainstays in our annual programme providing excellent CPD and a valuable opportunity to meet and exchange views and experiences with other practitioners.

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TRA 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. The next two workshops, which will be in September, are now fully booked. However we do have workshops coming up later with places still available including a brand new workshop and one introduced to the programme just a couple of years ago: An Introduction to Masterplanning and The Enforcement Toolkit and how to use it. Both will be running at The Wesley in London on 20 November 2018.

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Examiner recommends West Horsley Neighbourhood Plan for referendum

The examination of the West Horsley Neighbourhood Plan, submitted to TRA by Guildford Borough Council, was completed at the end of May. Examiner David Kaiserman concluded that, subject to a number of modifications, the Plan meets the "basic conditions" and other legal tests required. He therefore recommended that the Plan should proceed to a Referendum once modified.

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Maidstone BC and neighbours learn about Viability

Maidstone Borough Council recently commissioned TRA to deliver a series of in-house training workshops. The most recent session was entitled Viability: what planners need to know and was attended by both Maidstone staff and staff from neighbouring authorities.

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Another successful Conference for Planning Support Staff

TRA’s latest annual Conference for Planning Support took place at the Wesley in London on the 24th May. The event was attended by just over 70 participants and covered a range of topics designed to enhance participants’ knowledge and understanding, regardless of their background or experience.

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Planning Jobs Board - current vacancies

Here is our pick of the current vacancies on our Planning Jobs Board - with closing dates in June and early July.

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