Local Plans - A Guide to Drafting & Interpreting Policies

Local Plans - A Guide to Drafting & Interpreting Policies


24 May 2024

10:30 AM

12:30 PM

With a SmartPlan £144

With a Season Ticket £160

Standard price £320

All prices exclude VAT
Intermediate: Requires some prior subject knowledge
2 hours
Group bookings
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In a plan led system local plan policies are key to determining planning applications.

This virtual classroom seminar will provide practical insights into policy formulation at a local level including drafting and promoting policies and how to effectively engage in the process. Guidance on interpreting policies will also be provided. It will also consider related topics including the role of supplementary planning documents.

Future developments will also be considered including the likely impact of the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill and revisions to national policy. Examples from practice will be used to illustrate the topics covered.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive session will cover the following:

  • The role of development plan policies in the plan led system
  • Key procedural requirements including sustainability appraisals and appropriate assessments
  • The process for promoting local plans through to adoption
  • Engaging in the local plan process
  • The role of supplementary planning guidance and legal and policy considerations that apply
  • Interpreting local policies
  • Future developments

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.