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Intro to Local Planning for Local Councils

Wednesday, 10 July '24   6:30pm – 9pm BST
Online via Zoom
17 spaces available

This is an online event.

Joining instructions will be provided after booking.


This 2.5 hour session will take you 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.

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 members of staff who need to advise on the role of their council in considering common planning issues.

By the end of the ‘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


Please join from a PC, laptop or tablet rather than a mobile phone. This is to ensure you can see the screen properly.

An email will be sent to all delegates providing the joining link details for this session 6 hours before the course. Please ensure you have receipt of this within normal business hours on the day of the event, or contact the Hampshire ALC Team to avoid any disruption to your accessibility of the session


Berkshire ALC Member

Online event information

Online via Zoom