Having an up-to-date Local Plan is the best way to ensure that spatial planning delivers locally-led solutions to the perennial challenge of meeting needs whilst respecting environmental and other constraints.
However, the new burdens imposed by the Courts, along with the planned reforms to the NPPF, including the refresh of the 'soundness' tests, the housing delivery test, and new obligations in relation to the Duty to Co-operate, make the task of achieving an adoptable Local Plan harder than ever before.
The seminar will examine the process of plan-preparation as a whole, looking at both procedural and substantive issues, including legal challenge matters, with reference to case studies and examples of good practice. There will be opportunities for questions from the audience and experience sharing.
If you have specific issues you would like to see addressed, please let us know by email when booking your place.