Planning and Highways Update

(All levels)

Theme: Planning, Environmental and Highways Law

27 September 2018, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Browne Jacobson Nottingham, (with Video Conferencing Equipment to Browne Jacobson’s offices in Birmingham and London)

Please note we offer the option to attend this course via video conference at another of our offices to make it accessible to as many EM Lawshare members as possible. We do our best to deliver the best experience we can with the technology we have, but inevitably it may not be as effective as attending the course in person. We always appreciate your feedback and make improvements if we can.

Presented by Bevan Brittan and Browne Jacobson

Course overview

This course will cover important planning and highway topics. It will focus on current practice and changes and any recent legislation, guidance and case law. There will be opportunities for participation and sharing of experiences and practices amongst the local authorities.

Suitable audience:

In-house legal officers and planning officers

Overview and topics to be covered include:

Part 1
Neighbourhood Planning
Planning reports – do’s and don’ts

Part 2
Tree Preservation orders
S278 and 38 agreements and related easement and security/bond provisions

Part 3
Permission in Principle and Brownfield Land Registers
Permitted development and Article 4 Directions (to cover tactical and practical issues)
Housing and planning overlap (NPPF changes, housing land supply, case law)
Habitats and Birds Directive

Interactive elements

Case studies

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


This course will cover:

B Technical legal practice
B2 Legal research
B4 Draft documents
C1 Communicate clearly and effectively
D Managing themselves and their own work


Presenter profiles:

Kathryn Lawrance is a partner and head of Bevan Brittan’s planning team. She advises on all the issues involved in bringing sites forward for regeneration and sustainable development including compulsory purchase advice, negotiating planning agreements, advice on highways matters, listed building and conservation area applications.

She has a full understanding of both the present and emerging legislative and policy frameworks which underpin the planning applications process.

Matthew Tucker, Bevan Brittan is a former local authority in-house planning solicitor and has extensive experience acting for local authorities in both contentious and non-contentious planning matters, including town centre regeneration matters, section 106 agreements, permitted development advice, planning enforcement advice, CIL, Neighbourhood Plan and Local Plan processes, policy queries, Assets of Community Value, Article 4 directions, judicial review challenges, public inquiries and statutory appeals.

Ben Standing, Browne Jacobson specialises in public, planning and environmental law for public and corporate sector bodies. He is experienced in judicial review, PINS appeals, section 106 agreements, highways agreements, Assets of Community value, habitats and species regulation, local plans, and contaminated land.

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