This practical workshop is designed as an introduction to the planning process for administrative, technical and enforcement staff working in the public sector. As well as providing an introduction to anyone who is new to planning, it will also be relevant for staff with some experience who want to set their job in a wider context. The workshop will provide structured learning about the key elements of: plan-making, how questions of what is development and permitted development are dealt with, how planning applications are processed and decisions made, when and how enforcement action is taken.
The sessions are interactive, dealing with delegate’s concerns and questions about any aspect of the planning process. Inputs from the presenter will be supported by group exercises and case studies, providing participants with a valuable opportunity to meet and share experiences with colleagues from other authorities and other parts of the planning process.