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INTRODUCTION TO PLANNING ENFORCEMENT

 

 

22nd September 2017

 

 

An introductory course to planning enforcement aimed at persons new to planning enforcement. Ideal for new planning enforcement officers, planning officers or Councillors.

 

 

VENUE: 3rd floor, 26 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1DS

 

 

COST: £250 (plus VAT). Email information@ivylegal.co.uk for bookings.

 

 

PROGRAMME

 

 

09:00 - 09:30   Coffee and registration

 

09:30 - 10:15   FACT- FINDING

 

• Breach of planning control

• Breach of listed building legislation

• Breach of Tree legislation

 

How is this reported?

• Informant

• Through subsequent planning application

• Building control

• Street observations

 

10:15 – 11:00   POWERS TO INVESTIGATE

 

• Site visit

• Rights of entry

• Warrants

• Recording observations/evidence gathering/neighbours

• Interview under caution

• PCN

• Requisitions

 

11:00 – 11:15   COFFEE BREAK

 

11:15 - 12:00   REMEDIES – FIRST STEPS

 

• Stop Notices and TSNs

• Enforcement Notices

• Untidy site notices

• Breach of condition notices

• Building control / Council tax / Housing / ASB powers

 

12:00 – 12:15   DEALING WITH RESULTING FOI/EIR REQUESTS

 

12:15 – 13:00   LUNCH

 

13:00 – 13:30   REMEDIES – OUTLINE OF NEXT STEPS

 

• Prosecution

• Direct Action

• POCA Confiscation

• Compensation

• Backing off/Informal Action

 

13:30 – 14:00   PROSECUTION

 

• The offences

• Prosecution policies

• To prosecute or not- code for crown prosecutors

• Is a statutory defence likely to succeed

• How serious is the breach

• Formal caution

• Giving evidence

 

14:00 – 14:30   DIRECT ACTION

 

• Authorisation

• Powers of entry/eviction

• Problem areas

• Recovery of costs and land charges

 

14:30 – 15:00   POCA CONFISCATION

 

• Procedure

• Amounts which can be recovered

• “Criminal lifestyle”

• Enforcing the confiscation order

 

15:00 – 15:15   BACKING OFF/INFORMAL ACTION

 

• Planning application

• Persuasion

• Application for removal/ variation of condition

• Certificate of lawfulness

• Letting go

 

15:15 – 15:30   COFFEE BREAK

 

15:30 – 16:20   CASE STUDIES

 

16:20 – 16:30   ROUND UP

Training course - Introduction to Planning Enforcement

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