Training course

Planning Law - Basic Survival Guide

07 October 2019
10:00 - 16:30
Eversheds, London

1 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7WS

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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.

Course Content

The course 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

This course will cover the following aspects of the SRA's Statement of solicitor competence:

A2 Maintain the level of competence and legal knowledge needed to practice effectively, taking into account changes in their role and/or practice context and developments in the law

A4 Draw on sufficient detailed knowledge and understanding of their field(s) of work and role in order to practice effectively

A5 Apply understanding, critical thinking and analysis to solve problems

B Technical legal practice

B3 Develop and advise on relevant options, strategies and solutions

B6 Negotiate solutions to clients’ issues

B7 Plan, manage and progress legal cases and transactions

C Working with other people

C2 Establish and maintain effective and professional relations with clients

Planning Law - Basic Survival Guide

07 October 2019 | 10:00 - 16:30

£215 +VAT

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