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Preparing for Appeals, Hearings 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.

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. 

What will you learn

  • An overview of the the Planning Appeal Process, the different types, resources required.
  • The Appellant – Tips on writing a good Statement of Case / Statement of Common Ground
  • Respondent – Best practice in responding to Statement of Common Ground / Statement of Case / Proof / Cost applications
  • How to prepare and conduct yourself during a Hearings or Inquiry and making best use of your Barrister
  • Lean more about S106 in the Appeal process including what happens if there is a dispute.
  • The awarding of costs
  • A case study walk though of an appeal from start to finish and the learning from that example.

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. 

Download the draft programme

Alexis Edwards

RTPI South West RMB Chair

Chris Miell

Helen Heward

Inspector at The Planning Inspectorate

Leanne Buckley Thompson

Lorraine Neve

Senior Associate at Thrings

Rachel Tadman

Richard Grant

Planning Director at Origin3

Thomas Bristow

Inspector at The Planning Inspectorate


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.