Development Consent Orders - A Practical Introduction

Development Consent Orders - A Practical Introduction


17 Oct 2024

10:30 AM ‐ 12:30 PM

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Standard price £320

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Introduction: Requires no prior subject knowledge
2 hours
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Development Consent Orders (‘DCOs’) were introduced in the 2008 Planning Act for major infrastructure projects. They are intended to speed up the decision-making process for these types of development to enable the UK to build much needed infrastructure more speedily.

There have been many amendments to the original legislation, for example enabling alterations to be made more speedily and bringing the procedure under the wing of the Secretary of State to deal with the perceived democratic deficit of the original scheme.

What development is covered by the DCO procedure; how is it used in practice; the examination process and how to input objections/comments to the application?

Although your client or the local authority may not be a party to the proposed development, you will need to know how to deal with DCO applications in their area, and landowners will need to know how to be represented in the event of proposals affecting their land.

This virtual classroom seminar is aimed at practitioners who want a sound grounding of the DCO procedure. It is intended for those who are new to the process and need an introduction to the use of the system.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive session will cover the following:

  • Schemes which can be the subject of DCO procedure
  • Possible associated development
  • Procedure for consultation and submission of development for consideration
  • The examination procedure
  • What are the necessary contents of a DCO?
  • Enforcement
  • An update on the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill

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.