Planning for Garden Communities

A practical guide to dealing with large scale development proposals reflecting Garden City Principles.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

18 March 2020 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) New Walk Museum, Leicester (NO VCE)

Presented by Weightmans

Course overview

The training will include insights into planning and delivery issues for garden communities and other large scale residential projects.

Suitable audience:

Planning, property lawyers, planning officers, estates officers, highways and transportation officers.

Overview and topics to be covered include:

• The importance of the Garden Communities Agenda in housing delivery.
• The Garden City Principles
• Delivery vehicle options
• Planning policy issues
• Land value capture and equalisation
• CPO issues
• Stewardship

Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch

Interactive elements

Case studies will be provided


This course will cover:

B Technical legal practice
B2 Legal research
B4 Draft documents
C Working with other people
C1 Communicate clearly and effectively

Presenter profiles:

Bob Pritchard is a Partner in the Planning team at Weightmans. He has also worked at a senior level in local government including monitoring officer and head of legal roles in addition to specialising in planning and infrastructure.

He is currently advising a consortium of local authorities on a Garden Town project.

He is a visiting lecturer at Leeds Beckett University and Birmingham City University and regularly delivers training on behalf of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
In addition to his legal practice, Bob is a Legal Associate of the RTPI,a member of the TCPA, a member of RIBA’s specialist Planning Group and a regular contributor to legal journals including Town and Country Planning

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If you would like to send a list of registrants, please email Julie.Scheller@freeths.co.uk.