Responding to Planning Applications 2nd & 9th December 2020

Responding to Planning Applications 2nd & 9th December 2020

Over two Zoom sessions we will explore the different types of planning applications, what those applications include and how best to respond to them. 

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

The course will be led by WALC Planning Advisor Neil Pearce of Avon Planning Services.

Event date Location Notes Registered Available places Register
Wed 2 Dec 2020 2:00 pm WALC Zoom Room £50 to Member Councils - register on 2nd December session to attend both. 15 5
Wed 9 Dec 2020 2:00 pm WALC Zoom Room £50 to Member Councils - register on 2nd December session to attend both. 5

1.45 pm

Zoom Meeting Room

will be opened.

Session 1:
Wednesday 2nd December 2020
2.00 pm

Part 1

  • The consultation process
  • Types of applications
  • Understanding planning applications

Session 2:
Wednesday 9th December 2020
2.00 pm

Part 2

  • Material & non-material planning considerations
  • Tips for responding to applications
  • The decision making process
  • Planning conditions
  • The appeal process
  • Developer contributions

There will be some time for questions during each session

Both sessions will finish at 4.00 pm


3 CPD Points

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

  • 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
  • due to the low capacity of the course we cannot offer subsidies to larger Councils



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 Zoom account (a free account is fine). please ensure you register for the event in the usual way using the same email address you use for your Zoom account.

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.

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