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The Planning System - Series 1

Changes to the legal and policy framework and a review of the essential drivers in planning

A new and comprehensive online educational series led by the leading boutique planning and infrastructure law firm, Town Legal LLP, focusing on the high profile and key topic areas currently impacting the planning system. The COVID-19 pandemic both in the short and longer term will have a major impact on the way the planning and infrastructure system works and on the granting of planning permissions, and the planning appeals’ process.

Including: what’s the same; what’s the short- and medium- term implications of COVID-19 on the planning system; Brexit; influential case law and policy changes; CPO and DCO case law and policy developments

Sign up for this series and receive the following...

  • Five detailed sessions focusing on key topics including:
    • Planning and the COVID-19 crisis (determination periods and processes, PD rights, planning appeals, expiry of planning permissions, S106 and CIL);
    • Planning Appeals and the Local Plan and Neighbourhood Plan Examinations;
    • Implications for planning of the UK’s future relationship with the EU following Brexit; and
    • CPO and DCO case law and policy update.
  • No important area will be overlooked and there will be extensive use of case law

Pricing and how to register

Fees for the 5-part course: £299 + VAT. Click here to register. 

About the series:

The planning system shapes new development making sure it is positive for people, the economy, and the environment.  It plays a key role in ensuring the places we live and work are attractive, vibrant and healthy.  It promotes regeneration which meets the needs of local communities and supports their health, social and cultural wellbeing and contributes to protecting and enhancing our natural, built, and historic environment. 

Planning is a discipline of real value and interest – will the success story continue?  Perhaps more so than ever, there are many issues that must be addressed including:

  • The immediate and longer-term responses to COVID-19 – the implications for the planning system;
  • Implications for Planning of the UK’s future relationship with the EU at the end of the Implementation period; 
  • Emerging case law and policy developments; and
  • The increased importance of access to state-of-the-art online technology for the planning of the future?

This online series of 5 specialist briefings is designed for all stakeholders including housing developers and construction teams, funders, surveyors, planners, inhouse and private practice legal advisors, planning consultants, and local authority planning teams.


For a full breakdown of each session please click here.

Session 1: Planning and the COVID-19 crisis
Session 2: Planning Appeals and Local Plan/Neighbourhood Plan Examinations
Session 3: A thorough examination of key Planning Case Law and Policy/Regulatory Update
Session 4: Brexit – implications for Planning of the UK’s future relationship with the EU
Session 5: CPO and DCO case law and policy update