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Preparing for Appeals, Hearing and Inquiries

10 July 2024 at 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM / England / South West England / United Kingdom / Conference / Online

10 July 2024 at 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Somerset County Cricket Club, St. James Street, Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom, TA1 1JT
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RTPI South West | [email protected]

RTPI South West welcomes to you their CPD Seminar series for 2024. This is a HYBRID Seminar so you may opt to attend in-person or virtually. We hope this enables the event to be as inclusive as possible.

With support from The Planning Inspectorate, we have the event of the year. Aimed at those of you who have attempted to write an appeal, write a statement of case or prepare a proof of evidence. This seminar focusses on the do's and don’ts of appeals with a heavy emphasis on the procedural requirements, and how to make your case clearly, effectively, and concisely. 

Speakers and topics

  • The Planning Appeal Process
    Chris Miell, Pure Town Planning

  • The Appellant – Writing a good Statement of Case / Statement of Common Ground
    Helen Heward & Thomas Bristow, The Planning Inspectorate

  • Respondent – Best practice in responding to Statement of Common Ground / Statement of Case / Proof / Cost applications
    Speaker TBC

  • Preparing for Hearings and Inquiries
    No 5 Chambers

  • S106 in the Appeal process
    • What happens if there are disputes
    • Blue pencil clauses
    • What is the CIL Compliance statement and its importance
    • Timescale for extension/allowing time for all parties to sign

         Lorraine Neve, Thrings

  • The awarding of costs
    No 5 Chambers

  • Case study walk though of an appeal
    Rachel Tadman, Tadman Planning Consultants Ltd and Richard Grant, Origin3 

Please note that the programme is still in draft stage. We reserve the right to update and amend the programme accordingly. We will do our best to keep the event programme current and reactive to any key legislation or guidance changes. 


Please follow the booking links below.

If you wish to complete a group booking for one or more events / people then please contact [email protected] 

RTPI South West are also happy to support RTPI Members and Students who are unemployed or financially precluded from attending local CPD events. Please contact us to discuss opportunities. 


Speakers needed

If you would like to speak at this or other events, please do get in touch.

Sponsorship opportunities

RTPI South West have a range of sponsorship opportunities for a number of events in the year, so please do get in touch to discuss. As well as supporting events which raise the profile of planning, they are a great way of aligning to your organisation values and goals.