Planning Law CPD – Overview
Planning Law governs what property owners can and cannot do to their property and all planning applications are viewed in terms of the effects, if any, the changes will have on the community.
Planning Law is concerned with:
• what property developers do with acquired land, and
• how homeowners adapt their properties especially the addition of rooms, floors, and outbuildings, and
• the change of the principle use of a house such as for business purposes or some other type of organisation
Some examples of available CPD courses on planning law have been provided to give an idea of the types courses on offer by reputable training providers in the UK.
CPD Training in Planning Law – Course Information
Development and Lawful Development – Webinar – CPD hours 1.5
This webinar examines the meaning of ‘development’ in terms of what requires planning permission and what does not. It also takes a look at enforcement and immunity as well as discussing the Localism Bill and what it proposes for the future.
The Planning Law CPD webinar:
• addresses the different types of development that require planning permission, especially those involving operational development and material changes of use
• compares those scenarios that are not considered as development and development that has been done outside of planning control or in breach of it, and
• looks at how enforcement action is used to bring the breach to an end and when a breach of planning control ceases to be unlawful and avoids action
Localism: Key Aspects for Commercial Property Practitioners – Webinar – CPD hours 1.5
This webinar is intended to provide commercial property practitioners with a clear understanding of how the new Localism Bill will affect planning applications and how they can use this understanding to recognise and seize opportunities where ever they appear.
The Planning Law CPD course takes a look at the background to the main changes introduced in the Localism Bill and the government objectives contained within it. The new regime is examined along with how it will affect development and the way that local authorities have to do business as well as practical ways of designing a strategy within the new framework.
Planning Law Update, including the New Localism Act – Seminar – CPD hours 5
The new Localism Act appears to be on all agendas, as this is set to change the way planning is sought for the foreseeable future. This seminar is a crucial planning law update that integrates the Localism Act 2011 into the picture and highlights the government’s move towards promoting sustainable development as the way forward. Particular attention is given to the effects of handing more authority over planning to local government stemming from the new Act.
The seminar covers draft national policy framework updates which includes the Localism Act encompassing the general power of competence, the right of a community to challenge, build and bid, neighbourhood planning and the issue of concealed development. It also touches on the Community Infrastructure Levy and what this means as well as the permitted types of development for offices and shops.
Planning Law - CPD Training Choices
It is important that you as a solicitor choose the right mix between practical classroom-based CPD courses and online courses that act as quick updates and less of a drain on time. The truth is that continuing professional development (CPD) must take place and should always be planned in terms of how it will benefit your professional career rather than just trying to satisfy regulatory requirements in terms of the number of CPD hours taken each year. Using a reputable CPD training provider can make your continuing professional development do more to increase your knowledge and enhance your career.