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.

An excellent well delivered course by an enthusiastic knowledgeable tutor. Helped greatly to develop my understanding of the subject.

Very informative, helpful and enjoyable. David was good in making what is often a dry subject into an interesting one. Thank you.

Very good course.

Excellent course. Very knowledgeable and experienced speaker. Thorough & comprehensive.

I would certinly recommend the course.

It has been an excellent course and useful. Will definately apply the knowledge I have gained

The course was excellent - a hard job to summerise the basics of planning in 2 dyas but David does a remarkable job!

David Brock knew his stuff. Made it interesting. Good practical examples

I came away with a lot of valuable information and I will be recommending the course to those in my team.

Bang up to date and comprehensive.

Well presented, the right level and well structured.

A thoroughly absorbing two days. It is rare to find a presentation of legal concepts which is informative and entertaining in equal measure

An extremely worthwhile and comprehensive two-day course. David Brock has a complete control of his subject matter and presents the material in a wonderfully engaging manner. I would recommend the course to anyone whose practice requires knowledge of planning law.

Very useful course for non-lawyers as well, especially if you have dealings with planning and building projects

A perfect introduction to planning law addressing a range of issues that one must consider. The speaker was very knowledgeable and engaging

Available dates (3)
Tue 15 Oct 2019 - 9:30AM London Members save up to 50% off training£1020
Tue 22 Oct 2019 - 9:30AM Birmingham £1020
Tue 3 Dec 2019 - 9:30AM London £1020
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