Planning for Local Councils – An Introduction Suitable Audience Councillors on the planning committee and anyone who will be engaging with planning matters for the first time, or anyone who wishes to update their knowledge of how the planning system operates. Also suitable for officers who need to advise on the role of their council in considering common planning issues. This training may be held at a venue or online. If online, attendees will need a device with a reasonable screen size such as a PC, laptop, or tablet to be able to participate fully. Session Overview This 2.5-hour session will take attendees through the structure of the planning system and the role played by different layers of national and local government. It looks at the ways in which planning applications are made, the decision-making process and what issues can be taken into account when a decision is made. It covers the role of local plans and neighbourhood plans, what happens when there are disputes about development, and how parish/town councils can make the most effective contribution to good planning in their area. Session Benefits By the end of ‘An Introduction to Planning for Local Councils’ you will: 1. Have a better understanding of the basic structure of the planning system which should improve your confidence in considering planning issues. 2. Be able to make more informed responses on planning matters through knowledge of what is relevant and what is not in decision making. 3. Have a greater understanding of the issues facing other participants in the planning system which should enable you to respond more effectively on behalf of your residents. All current prices for these courses can be found on the Hampshire ALC website. Submission of a booking will amount to your acceptance of the LCPD Training & Events Terms & Conditions. You might also be interested in • Planning: Planning Policy and Local Plans for Local Councils Back to Training/Events list Training & Events Directory Page 32 of 41 August 2023

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