ENews Issue - 12 July 2018

July 2018 ENews

Is it time to invest in your Management and Personal Development Skills?

Despite planning budgets being under extreme pressure, spending a relatively small amount of time and money now on developing and/or updating management skills could well be one of the best investments to make for both the short and long term. TRA's programme of one-day in-house Management and Personal Development Workshops is aimed specifically at those working in the planning and development field.


A Beginner's Guide to Processing Planning Applications - places available

For many newcomers to the job, the processing of applications can be a daunting proposition. Uncertainty about what they should and should not consider, what weight to give to policy and other material considerations, and how the law fits in can lead to a lack of confidence and/or mistakes. For those who find themselves in this position, TRA's training workshop 'A Beginner's Guide to Processing Planning Applications' could be just the answer. Providing practical guidance and useful tips, the workshop's aim is to increase participants’ confidence in their new role and provide important pointers for further learning and development.


Focused training for Councillors on specific aspects of planning

TRA is the UK’s leading provider of practitioner-presented training for Councillors involved in planning and has trained Councillors in more than 250 local authorities throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Where Councillors have already undertaken basic training, we are able to conduct more detailed sessions on specific aspects of planning. These are mainly half-day "modules" with a single presenter. Topics include specialist aspects of planning and updates on policy, procedure and good practice.


​Two more Neighbourhood Plans submitted by North Dorset

Two further Neighbourhood Plans were submitted to TRA for Independent Examination by North Dorset District Council in June. Terry Kemmann-Lane and David Kaiserman have been appointed as Examiners.


Planning Jobs Board - current vacancies

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