Navigating the Appeals Process

This one day course is designed to increase the knowledge and understanding of Officers in all aspects of Planning Appeals. It will provide a practical overview ensuring Officers gain confidence in this field.

Course Content

  • Types of Appeals
  • Appeal Procedures
  • Role of the Inspector
  • Reasons for Refusal
  • Member Overturns
  • Writing Effective Statements (including a practical workshop session)
    - What to include
    - Avoiding repetition
    - Reference to Appellant’s Statement of Case
  • Importance of Proofs of Evidence
    - How to draft
    - What to include
  • Decision Making Process
    - What the Inspector will base their decision on
  • Costs Applications


CCT Venue Barbican, 135-137 Aldersgate Street, Barbican, 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.      


£255 (+ VAT) per officer, £225 (+ 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.