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Determining Planning Applications Part 2: Draft Conditions & Reasons for Refusal

20 May 2022 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM / East Midlands / Online

20 May 2022 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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RTPI East Midlands | [email protected]

Pursuant to the determination of applications, and the issue of Officer’s Reports, it is necessary to prepare draft planning conditions for any recommendation to approve, or reasons for refusal for any recommendation to refuse.

Preparing draft planning conditions, whether at application stage or pursuant to a planning appeal, is a key skill which, if not exercised properly, can have significant implications for LPAs, developers and the community whether by the threat of an otherwise lawful planning permission being quashed due to unlawful conditions, the imposition of unreasonable conditions being  the subject of appeal or by conditions failing to secure what is needed to mitigate impacts on the local area.

Similarly, poorly drafted reasons for refusal can also have significant implications especially for LPAs when defending planning appeals but also for developers and the community in terms of understanding why applications have been refused and whether steps could be taken to address those concerns.

This webinar will take a close look at the legal and policy requirements for conditions and provide guidance to practitioners on best practice. It will also review the importance of drafting sound reasons for refusal.

It will include:

  1. Legal and policy requirements for conditions;
  2. Common types of conditions
  3. Practical tips on how to ensure legal and sound conditions;
  4. Legal and policy requirement for reasons for refusal;
  5. Practical tips for drafting reasons for refusal

Opportunity for Q&A