Dealing with the planning system is one of the most challenging activities for a Parish or Town Council. It can also be one of the most important with the biggest impact on your local area.
SALC is again working with Andrea Pellegram MRTPI from Devolve training to offer a series of training events in planning to help your Council have a greater impact on the shape of new development in your area.
This training offers practical skills in negotiating with developers and planning officers to secure planning gain on the back of major developments. The training has already been delivered to around 200 local councillors and clerks and has received around 95% “excellent” and “good” ratings. Most sessions have sold out with waiting lists.
This training will help you:
- Learn practical skills to give you the confidence to speak to developers and ask for contributions towards local infrastructure needs
- Help you spot opportunities that arise from new development proposals
- Help you speak to and on behalf of your community so that you can gain the maximum benefit whether you are for or against and development
The training will be delivered by Andrea Pellegram MRTPI who has over 30 years’ experience in planning gained in the private and public sectors. This event is complemented by a future, additional event that you may also find useful: 2 February 2017 You need a good strategy!
A local case study will provide a real-life example of current negotiations. An exercise based on success in Fairford Town Council form the basis of an action learning exercise which will embed the lessons from the morning.
There is ample free parking and all-day refreshments will be served.
This is what other delegates have said about this training, which has been delivered to over 200 local Councillors and Clerks in 2016:
Within 5 days of the initial presentation I had meddled in a Planning Application that County Highways had refused to comment on. We as a Parish Council secured from the Applicant a solution to a problem that had plagued both ourselves and the County Highways for 20 years. The work is now well under way – problem half solved and work progressing. In the meantime, from the benefits we had already secured, compounded by the further work we have done, I am now inundated with requests for help and advice from neighbouring parishes!! Richard H Chatham, Chair Stoke Orchard and Tredington Parish Council.
Your analysis in the morning was spot-on. It made me realise how much communities disadvantage themselves by not acting as soon as rumours of proposed development start to emerge! Richard Wakeford, Visiting Professor of Environment, Land Use and Rural Strategy, Birmingham City University - Immediate past Chair, OECD Rural Working Party
Price: £95 per person for the session 07/12/16