Supporting the Process of Planning Applications

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The community has a right to expect a high quality applications service, but it also expects this to be delivered at minimum cost. Continuing to deliver a quality service that satisfies the customer while making efficiency savings by amending or changing day-to-day practices and processes wherever possible is now a priority for any service manager and their staff.

When Planning Support meet their peers and have an opportunity to develop and “test” their knowledge and understanding of processes, they can often find the pragmatic and/or incremental changes that help to make the best use of the limited staff and financial resources available in the planning service.

This course will enable you to

  • ensure that staff supporting the development control/management function understand the specific requirements for processing planning applications and appeals (the workshop does not deal with applications in the consent regime)
  • look at the implications of the current validation rules, what constitutes a valid planning application and the options for dealing with invalid applications
  • identify the different ways of carrying out key procedures including consultation, publicity, keeping the Planning Register and processing appeals
  • consider best practice and making best use of limited resources
  • help develop the potential of support staff and give them the necessary confidence to suggest improvements to the processing of planning applications and appeals in their own authorities.

Who is the Course aimed at

A highly interactive session for Planning support staff.  Ideally as a follow up to a basic planning support course or as a more advanced course for any senior/experienced technical and administrative staff. Managers of support staff will also benefit from attending.

Trainer - Vivien Green

Vivien Green BSc MRTPI, Chartered Town Planner and Senior Associate with TRA. Vivien worked for various planning authorities (Salford City, Burnley BC, Hyndburn BC, Cumberland County) for many years before establishing as a freelance Planning Consultant. She has a wide spectrum of clients, and engages in a variety of planning work, including extensive experience in Inquiries as well as undertaking training assignments with Trevor Roberts Associates. A specialist on development management and enforcement, Vivien has extensive experience of presenting training workshops on an in-house and inter-authority

Supporting the Process of Planning Applications

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