Understanding: The Planning System

Understanding: The Planning System

This essential training session aimed at Councillors and Clerks is part of the 'Understanding Your Council' series, and will provide an overview on The Planning System and the role and responsibilities of a Councillor.

 It will benefit new and seasoned Councillors as an introduction, or refresher on up to date practices.

 Due to the capacity for the event places are limited to 2 per council.

Event date Thu 1 Oct 2020 18:30
Event Ends Thu 1 Oct 2020 20:00
Registered 13
Available places 0
Registration closes Wed 30 Sep 2020 10:00
Notes This course is full and will be rerun early 2021
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location WALC Zoom Room
Event Categories Specialist Council Training, Understanding your council

Event full.


6.15 pm

Zoom Meeting Room

will be opened.

6.30 pm - 8.00 pm

The session will include

  • Sources of Information available to you
  • The National Planning Policy Framework
  • The Local Plan
  • A neighbourhood Plan
  • The Council’s response,
  • Material Considerations
  • Realistic expectations


1 CPD Points

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


£25.00 per delegate for Member Councils

Members will will receive a £15 discount when registering for a third event in the 'Understanding Your Council' series.
(3 sessions for £60.00 total)

Non-member fee £50.00

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.