Training course

Planning Law - Basic Survival Guide

18 September 2017
10:00 - 16:30
Eversheds, London

1 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7WS

View on map

Target Audience:

The course is aimed primarily at lawyers in local government who are new to planning but would also be useful for local authority members, committee clerks dealing with planning issues and lawyers working in the public sector generally.

Planning Law is rarely studied as part of legal training but is often a core requirement for local authority lawyers. This course is designed to equip any lawyer new to planning law with a basic level of knowledge in a range of areas, with a particular focus on issues relevant to the local authority context.

The course includes an overview of the planning system in England and the role of planning law within that system. It explains key terms such as “development” and “development plan”. It reviews the planning application process in detail and includes specific sessions on Section 106 agreements and enforcement.

This day will:

  • Give a comprehensive overview of the whole system of planning law
  • Show how law and policy work together in that system
  • Identify the main problem areas for practitioners
  • Look at some of the ways those problems have been overcome
  • Identify any problems which are still outstanding
  • Review the main changes introduced by the Localism Act, Growth and Infrastructure Act and recent case law.

The day will cover:

  • The historical context of the planning system
  • Development and Development plans
  • The law and procedure of determining planning applications
  • Section 106 obligations
  • The enforcement of planning control

Planning Law - Basic Survival Guide

18 September 2017 | 10:00 - 16:30

£215 +VAT

Book today

Return to course list