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Planning Practice

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Construction site

Tuesdays 9 am - 1 pm

This course will provide you with an intensive introduction to planning practice and, in particular, spatial planning, planning legislation and development management.

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Course Dates

6th February 2018 – 22nd May 2018

Course Fee

Course Description

The aim of the course is to provide you with a sound and critical knowledge of the planning system, enabling you to apply this knowledge in your job as a planning or development surveyor.

This course will include:

  • development plans
  • planning applications and the appeal process
  • how to provide advice to clients about the planning process
  • the role of local government, central government and agencies
  • the relationship between sustainable development, climate change and the planner.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • examine planning policy and evaluate its effectiveness in delivering development
  • evaluate the role of the planning process
  • assess current planning policy
  • evaluate the multi-disciplinary nature of planning and development practice
  • appraise information from multiple sources
  • identify and critically evaluate national, regional and local planning policy, and determine its relevance.

A CPD certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

Successful completion can also contribute 15 credits towards a PGDip or MSc award.

How to apply

Please read the guidance notes and complete the application form.

You should then email your form to be considered by the academic team.

Any questions? Contact the short course tutor:


Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813