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Introduction to the planning system - Belfast

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 at 9:30AM - 4:30PM
The Mount Business & Conference Centre, 2Woodstock Link, Belfast BT6 8DD, UK
RTPI Training

Course aim

This masterclass is designed to provide an understanding of the planning system for elected members, parish, community and town councillors, non-planning professionals working in place-making, technicians, administrators and support staff. Delegates will gain an invaluable insight into plan making, the role of development management and the way decisions on individual planning applications are made either by the planning committee, by the officers under delegated powers or by appeal.


Through a combination of expert trainer input, discussion and group work, you will:

  • Gain a clear understanding on the importance and purpose of planning system
  • Appreciate the wider context and gather insights into the legislative framework and guidance within which you are working
  • Know what a planning application is and how a decision is made

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Delegate numbers are restricted to enhance learning outcomes


This links to the following CPD Priority:

  • Effective decision making


Past delegates said...

  • "In my opinion the whole process was conducted to a very high standard from beginning to end. Very impressed!" (Introduction to the planning system 28.02.18)
  • "The trainer was excellent and so engaging with the learners" (Introduction to the planning system 28.02.18)
  • "The material discussed was aimed at exactly the right level for the knowledge of the delegates. There were many interactive activities which gave delegates the opportunity to test what we were learning as well as applying what we already knew. It demonstrated to me that I actually knew more than I gave myself credit for." (Introduction to the planning system 28.02.18)
  • "Training materials were really good - training booklet is a really good resource" (Introduction to the planning system 28.02.18)


If you are having difficulties booking, please contact us on 020 7929 8400 or email