This course is designed to act either as an introductory or a refresher planning course for councillors and Clerks.
The course covers:
o An overview of the planning system, including key players
o The role of Community and Town Council in planning
o How Local Development Plans are prepared and reviewed
o How planning applications are dealt with, including material considerations
o Overview of recent changes to the planning system, including the introduction of pre-application community consultation and Place Plans
The course runs for 2.5 hours and is fully interactive with opportunities for questions and answers throughout.
What do people say about our training ?
"I am much better informed about the general process, both national and local."
"I had little knowledge of the planning process but now I feel more confident."
"Informative and enjoyable."
"Excellent exploration of system."
"It was useful to look from a different perspective - not solely on planning applications."
"I now have a better appreciation of general planning and am inspired to look forward."