Responding to Planning Applications part 1 of 2

Responding to Planning Applications part 1 of 2

Over two Zoom sessions we will explore the different types of planning applications, what those applications include and how best to respond to them. The webinar will be led by WALC Planning Advisor Neil Pearce of Avon Planning Services.

If you have recently attended our 'Understanding the Planning Process' session and want more indepth knowledge then these sessions are ideal.

Event date Wed 11 May 2022 14:00
Event Ends Wed 11 May 2022 16:00
Registered 0
Available places 35
Notes £50 to Members, register on 11th May session to attend both.
Speaker Neil Pearce
Location WALC Zoom Room
Event Categories Specialist Council Training
11th November

Session 1

  • What is planning?
  • Role of the Parish Council
  • The consultation process
  • Types of planning applications
  • Understanding planning applications

18 November

Session 2

  • Material & non-material planning considerations
  • Commenting on planning applications – top tips
  • The decision making process
  • Planning conditions
  • The appeal process
  • Developer contributions (s106 and CIL)
  • Planning enforcement


1 CPD Points per session

Record of attendance at training events is required when applying for the Local Council Awards Scheme


£50.00 per delegate for Member Councils

Non-member fee £100.00

Help with Delegate’s Fees

WALC will subsidise member councils

Help with Delegate’s Fees WALC will subsidise member councils

  • Members with a budgeted income up to £15,000 will get half price for all delegates
  • Members with a budgeted income between £15,001 & £30,000 can send two for the price of one
  • Members with a budgeted income between £30,001 & £50,000 can send three for the price of two
  • Members with a budgeted income over £50,000 can send five for the price of four

Unfortunately the website cannot currently handle the free places, so if you qualify please email and we will amend any relevant invoices.



Any delegate cancellations

must be received in writing 5 days before the event for a full refund of the fee. Substitute delegate(s) may be named at any time up to the event.

Terms and Conditions of Registration

Please read

Full terms and conditions of registration

To attend this session

you will need

A suitable device for attending the session with a speaker, camera and microphone; laptops and tablets are ideal.

Neil Pearce

Avon Planning Services

With nearly 20 years experience in local government Neil has worked for Bournemouth Borough Council, Coventry City Council, Stratford-on-Avon District Council and as a Development Manager at Wychavon District Council. In addition to local government appointments, Neil has been an independent consultant since 2003 assisting a broad range of clients including local planning authorities, town and parish councils.

Warwickshire & West Midlands Association of Local Councils