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Written Communication for Planning

23 May 2024 at 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM / North West England / Conference

23 May 2024 at 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Trafford Council, Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, M32 0TH
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RTPI North West | [email protected]

Honing your planning written communication skills to boost the professionalism and accuracy of your output.

The LPA Engage task group aims to provide low cost training that will cover some of the basic skills needed for Planning Officer's and those working in associated departments.  With an ever evolving planning policy landscape and mounting local government challenges, the LPA Engage group seeks to work with Local Planning Authorities to offer tailored training, help improve working conditions and promote the perceptions of the public sector.


Training delivered by CMS

  9.30 am   Registration and refreshments

10.00 am   Local Plans and Environmental Impact Assessments

  • Preparation and revision
  • Format and language
  • Difference between Screening and Scoping for EIA development
  • The proposals to reform (Levelling Up Bill and Regeneration Bill)

11.30 am   Coffee Break

11.45 am   Planning Reports

  • The importance
  • The content and the language
  • How to avoid legal challenges

  1.00 pm   Lunch

  1.30 pm   Appeals and Written Communication via Emails and Social Media

  • Criteria and different types of appeals (hearings, written representations and public inquiries)
  • Statement of Case, Statement of Common Ground and proofs of evidence
  • Written communication via emails, social media and other written forms
  • Data protection, FOI and EIR Rules

  3.30 pm   Close