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Course The Essential Planning Toolkit - A Workshop


This course is aimed at lawyers who are new to the planning group of their Firm but it will also serve as a refresher for commercial property lawyers who advise on planning law but not on a daily basis. It will take the form of a workshop comprising guidance by way of updates and worked examples.

It will take delegates from a refresher of the basics through to “Fixing the Foundations” (the latest shake up of the planning system). Take the opportunity to ask questions of an acknowledged expert planning lawyer

Refresher of the basics

  • Structure of planning law, why do we need permission?, deemed permissions,
  • Why have a development plan?
  • The criteria for deciding applications, the role of Environmental Assessment and the Habitats Regulations, conditions, s.106 agreements and enforcement

What else is out there?

  • Listed buildings and conservation areas;
  • Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects;
  • Private and hybrid Bills;
  • Community Infrastructure Levy

Section 106 Agreements – A workshop with practical examples

  • What they can and cannot do; old problems still causing trouble; who is on the hook to perform s.106s?
  • Is the obligation necessary, directly, fairly and reasonably related?
  • CIL regulations,
  • Renegotiating for affordable housing viability

Environmental Assessment-an ever developing project - What’s gone wrong now?

New process for deemed discharge of conditions -How to use it and does it work?

Implications of Fixing the Foundations - Government’s latest shake up of the planning system

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Excellent overview of what is clearly a complex overview of law.

Julia Ferguson - Judge and Priestley LLP

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