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Probity in planning and decision making in planning - Bethan Evans Governance Training and Consultancy

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Probity in planning and decision making in planning - Bethan Evans Governance Training and Consultancy
Title:
Probity in planning and decision making in planning - Bethan Evans Governance Training and Consultancy
When:
On demand
Where:
In-house
Categories:
Governance, Management

Description

Purpose of the Module

To look in detail at decision-making in planning and the particular issues relating to probity, conflicts and interests.

Perfect for

  • Councillors on Planning Committees
  • Councillors focusing on planning and environment issues
  • Councillors on Standards Committees
  • Satisfying mandatory requirements for planning training

Module Content

  • A refresher on local government decision making
  • The particular issues which arise in planning including
  • Conflicts
  • Declarations of interest
  • Predetermination and bias
  • Meetings with developers
  • Lobbying/interest groups
  • Site visits
  • Dealing with officer recommendations
  • How to approach the planning decision including
  • Planning policy
  • Material considerations
  • Appeals and costs
  • Useful cases and precedents
  • Relevant guidance and good practice
  • Local codes and protocols
  • Challenges to decisions – risks and mitigation

Skills Framework

Particular focus on

  • Regulating and monitoring

Outcomes

That councillors with the responsibility for making planning decisions are confident in their roles and powers.

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Venue

Location:
In-house
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