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CORNWALL ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL COUNCILS

Understanding the Planning System and making effective observations on planning applications

Date and Venue: to be confirmed

9.45am Registration (tea/coffee)

10.00am Working through the topics below throughout the day.

Lunch from 12.30pm to 1.15pm

The session will examine:

  • UK planning legislation and policy;
  • The role of local councils in the planning system;
  • Local Development Plans;
  • The National Planning Policy Framework;
  • Development Management;
  • Enforcement, appeals and special planning rules;
  • Section 106 agreements and the Community Infrastructure Levy;
  • Material Considerations – the need for them and their use;
  • Incentivising new development;
  • Pre-application discussions;
  • How local councils make planning decisions.

The session is being led by Andrew Towlerton who has worked in various senior roles in planning policy for district and metropolitan councils. A qualified planner, he is an adviser for the Society of Local Council Clerks. He is also a clerk to a parish council in the Rotherham area so is familiar with the policies and procedures of local councils.