Day One
  • Why do we have planning? Origins of the modern system and the Town and Country Planning Act 1947
  • The current legal framework - the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, Planning Act 2008, Localism Act 2011, Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013
  • Why do we need planning permission? Exceptions to the need for planning permission
  • Outline permission and full permission
  • Permitted development rights, general, special and local development orders, enterprise zones and simplified planning zones
  • Applying for planning permission and the criteria for the decision
  • What is the development plan and how is it created? The role of the public
  • What are 'material considerations' and what is the role of Government policy?
  • Supporting documents and processes - design and access statements
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Decision periods, rights of appeal and Judicial Review
  • High Court and Secretary of State respective supervisory roles
Day Two
  • Conditions
  • Section 106 agreements
  • Community Infrastructure Levy
  • The duration of planning permission
  • Enforcement of planning control
  • Time limits for enforcement, and concealed breaches
  • Listed Building Control: What is a listed building? What does a listing look like?
  • Conservation area control: How is it different in the Green Belt, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and World Heritage Sites?
  • Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects - the process under the Planning Act 2008 
  • Granting planning permission by a Hybrid Bill - Crossrail, HS2 and CTRL
  • The National Planning Policy Framework
  • What next ? A preview of possible reforms
David Brock

David Brock

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Very useful overview of planning law. 

The speaker was excellent, knowledgable and approachable.

This has been an exellent presentation by David Brock.

Excellent (and fun). Very detailed.

Excellent delivery of a difficult topic area.

Excellent course.

This was an excellent course, covering a huge range of material in a succinct, engaging and digestible way.

I enjoyed hearing about case related examples, the more the better.

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