This detailed three-part online series will provide practical tips for developers, investors and professionals who own a development site, or are considering purchasing or investing in one and are trying to understand the planning potential of the site and any value uplift they might be able to achieve.

Co-presented by Sarah Fitzpatrick, Partner, Barrister and Head of Planning at Norton Rose Fulbright, Senior Associates Juliette Kelly and Carina Wentzel of Norton Rose Fulbright, Planning Director Hannah Leary and Vaughan Anderson, Urban Design Director of Barton Willmore, and Alexander Vaughn-Jones, Development Viability Consultant and Partner at Gerald Eve, the course will provide a comprehensive briefing on the aspects of a site that can add value, and detract from value, what to look out for, and where you can find the information needed to make a robust assessment.

Designed to give you a toolkit to more easily identify great opportunities and not waste time on no hopers, the course uses real-life examples, as well as case studies, to help you apply what you have learnt in practice.

A series for graduate planners and surveyors, investors, potential developers, owners, agents and advisers.

The series:

  • In three detailed sessions, this online series will cover:
    • The art of adding value
    • Planning due diligence 
    • The Development Plan
    • Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and s.106
    • The capacity of local infrastructure 
    • Sustainability
    • Site context
    • Development precedents
    • The fall-back position
    • Initial view on viability
    • Development constraints reporting
    • Massing studies
    • Initial engagement
  • No important area will be overlooked – all interpretation will be practical and relevant to real sites using illustrative examples
  • ​Sessions of 75 minutes each, including answers to questions from participants on the challenges they are facing and on the opportunities being created. Sessions start at 10.00am and run to 11.15am
  • ​Unable to attend all sessions or joining partway through? Recordings will be available for all registrants

The first 10 people to book will receive 20% discount!

To celebrate the launch of the series we're giving the first 10 people to book a 20% discount. Enter the code FIRST20 to receive the exclusive rate when registering. Click here to book your place.


Session 1: Pre-purchase due diligence
Tuesday, 13 September 2022

Session 2: Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Session 3: Section 106 obligations
Tuesday, 27 September 2022

To view the full course summary and timings, click here.