This one day course demystifies planning law and will explain the framework and basic principles of planning law to help you to understand what your planning lawyer is talking about. It will address the nitty-gritty legal problems in (for example) s.106 agreements and Community Infrastructure Levy, as well as the basic questions we don’t often ask, such as why do we actually need planning permission!
Politicians cannot resist tinkering with planning law and sometimes making major changes. Planning also generates a lot of litigation, and the course will also look at some of the latest case-law, including the recent milestone Supreme Court case of Suffolk Council v. Hopkins Homes.
This course provides an overview of:
- What is the statutory framework?
- Applying for planning permission and the criteria for the decision
- What is the Development Plan and how is it created? The role of public participation
- Differences between outline and full permission
- Permission in principle
- Rights of appeal - Secretary of State and the High Court
- Enforcement of planning control – time limits and concealed breaches
- Environmental impact assessment
- Section 106 agreements
- Community Infrastructure Levy
- Enforcement and concealed breaches
- Listed building and conservation area controls
- National Planning Policy Framework
- The Crown
This course is aimed at all property professionals (including non-lawyers) who need to have knowledge of some of the basics of planning law.
The course is delivered by David Brock of Brock Consulting, planning law specialist, and formerly a partner at Herbert Smith and Mills & Reeve, and a past Chair of the Law Society’s Planning and Environmental Law Committee.