Introduction to Planning & Enforcement

This two day course is designed for all planning & enforcement officers involved in the enforcement process. It will take officers through each stage of the planning enforcement process, examining the tools at their disposal & the legal requirements of each process.

In addition to dealing with breaches of planning control, we will cover the legal requirements & practical application of the special controls.

Course Content

Day 1

  • Development: operational development, material change of use, the need for planning permission
  • Lawful development: 4/10 year rules, concealed development, CLD applications
  • Permitted development: GPDO, Article 4 directions
  • Breaches of planning control
  • Requisitions for information: PCNs, s330s, drafting
  • Enforcement notices: expediency, content, service, appeal, breach, prosecutions, direct action
  • Breach of condition notices: when to use, content, service, breach, prosecutions
  • Stop notices: when to use, power to issue, content, service, compensation, prosecutions
  • Temporary stop notices: when to use, power to issue, content, service, compensation, prosecutions
  • Injunctions: s187B, how & when to seek

Day 2

  • Advertisement control: need for consent, deemed consent, exempt adverts, prosecutions, removal of adverts
  • Protection of trees: TPOs & prosecutions
  • Listed buildings & conservations areas: unauthorised works, listed building enforcement notices, prosecutions
  • Untidy land & s215 notices: content, service, non-compliance, prosecutions, direct action


CCT Venue Barbican, 135-137 Aldersgate Street, EC1A 4JA


Breakfast and refreshments are available from 08:30; course starts at 10:00; lunch is at approximately 12:45; and we will finish at 16:00.      


£465 (+VAT) per officer for the two days, £395 (+VAT) for a second or any subsequent officer from the same authority; includes lunch & refreshments.


Please complete the booking form and return to Tiffany Dow at, or phone on 01206 239767.