Development Consent Orders - The Fundamentals Explained

Development Consent Orders - The Fundamentals Explained

Available to view from 4 Jun 2024

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Introduction: Requires no prior subject knowledge
0.5 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. And there have been many amendments to the original legislation.

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 short webinar is intended as an introduction for practitioners who want a summary 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 introductory webinar will cover the following:

  • Nationally significant Infrastructure Policies
  • Schemes which can be the subject of DCO procedure
  • Procedure for consultation and submission of development for consideration
  • The examination procedure
  • What are the necessary contents of a DCO?
  • How can you challenge a DCO?
  • Enforcement
  • Proposals for Reform

This pre-recorded webinar will be streamed at 12:30pm on Tuesday 4th June 2024 and will remain available to view by delegates who have registered by then for 90 days.