Planning and Enforcement Training Courses
Attwells provides first class training courses for local authority officers. Our team, consisting of planning lawyers and planning consultants, offers these courses to pass on our extensive knowledge and experience to others in the planning and enforcement fields. Our trainers have had many years of experience working within local authorities and understand the issues and pressures facing officers.
The training is provided at venues in London where the number of attendees is limited (usually to 14) and is provided in a professional, yet friendly and relaxed manner. We find these smaller groups offer the opportunity for participants to discuss their own examples and ask questions, ensuring the courses are very practical and useable in their day to day work.
If your training needs aren’t quite met by a single course we provide, we may be able to offer a more bespoke in-house course which combines material from a couple of our standard courses. Please contact our Training Coordinator (details below) to discuss your requirements.
Who is our training for?
Officers who can benefit from our thorough training courses include planning and enforcement officers; tree, listed building and conservation area officers; and legal officers; (we also provide training to conveyancers, property lawyers, architects and surveyors).
What does the training cover?
We run a series of highly popular courses, all of which have been designed to provide our attendees with the knowledge and understanding needed to address commonly encountered planning and enforcement issues. Details and dates for our courses can be found via the links below:
- Introduction to Planning and Enforcement (2 Days)
- Drafting Planning Notices (1 Day)
- Advanced Planning and Enforcement (1 Day)
- Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) (1 Day)
- Conquering the Advert Regulations (1 Day)
- Permitted Development (1 Day)
- Navigating the Appeals Procedure (1 day)
- Tree Matters (1 day)
- Listed Buildings & Conservation Areas (1 day)
- High Hedges (1/2 day)
- Practical Planning for Planners (1 day)
- Successful Site Visits (1 day)
To see dates for our upcoming courses please refer to our course schedule.
*from same authority attending same course
Alternatively, depending on your location, it may be possible for you to book one of our courses to be provided in-house as a more cost effective option. This can be with just officers from your authority or you can invite officers from neighbouring authorities as well to share the cost. Please enquire with our training coordinator (details below) regarding availability and price.
How to book your place
“Will definitely recommend this course to other colleagues in my department – very good from an enforcement perspective. Lovely venue. Trainer is very knowledgeable and interesting.”
“Course content was really good. Well-paced presentation and opportunities for dialogue throughout. Fiona was very personable and knowledgeable.”
"Another really helpful informative course. Thank you.”
“Awesome course – learnt lots and can’t wait to put some of it into practice!”
“Another very good course.”
“Nicely condensed info considering the amount of course content.”
“Really helpful, especially being new to Enforcement.”
“Enjoyable course, well presented."
“Knowledgeable presenter, useful discussions. Pleased as always.”
"Very useful and great course materials which will be useful for future reference.”
“Fiona is very helpful, clear with lots of great examples, Easy to listen to. Great content, I now understand how to use the schedules. Very useful.”
“Clear, useful and well presented. Very informative.”
“Learnt a great deal about planning contravention notices which helps me greatly in my position. The additional information on BCNs was helpful. Thank you.”
“Very informative and knowledgeable. Good to have two-way discussion and evidence examples.”
“Excellent course, professionally presented and clear. I really enjoyed the tutor’s delivery – engaging, clear, informative.”
Please feel free to ring Tiffany Dow, our Training Coordinator, on 01206 239767 to discuss your training requirements.