Planning Demystified – November 23rd 10am – 3pm In- Person

Town and parish Councils have an important role to play in local planning decisions.

If you are a Clerk, Chairman, a member of the Planning Committee or a member with an interest in the planning process, this training course should address those needs.


9:45 – 10.00 Registration
10.00 – 10.05 Welcome and Introductions
10:05 – 11:30 Why do I need permission?

  • What requires planning permission?
  • Permitted Development.
  • Prior Notification.
  • Use Classes Order.
  • Different types of application.
11:30 – 11.45 Coffee Break
11.45 – 12.45 Case Studies – Practical Examples (Workshop 1 & 2)
12.45 – 13.30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14.30 Making Planning Decisions

  • Processing an application.
  • Consultation & Notification.
  • What is taken into account?
  • Commenting on applications.
  • Material Considerations.
  • Decision Making.
  • Appeals.
14.30 – 14.50 Case Studies – Practical Examples. (Workshop 3)
14.50 – 15-00 Close

Training Provider: This training is suitable for parish & town councils in the geographic county of Buckinghamshire and is led by an experienced former planning officer

Note: Lunch is included in the ticket price please email should you have any dietary requirements we need to be aware of.

Venue: The Mezzanine Rooms, Walton Street, Aylesbury. Registration and parking information will be issued nearer to the time

Members: £60 per ticket

Non-members: £90 per ticket

Cancellation: A full refund will be given if 14 days or more notice prior to the date of the training course is given. However, this could cause an event to be cancelled if it becomes uneconomic to run.


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Nov 23 2023


10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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