Friday 5th March, 10:00am – 11:00am


SLCC Members – £30 + VAT
Non-Members – £35 + VAT

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Webinar outline:

The Government has just announced a raft of proposed changes to national planning rules in England.

These include:

  • A new National Model Design Code
  • A new requirement that ‘development that is not well designed should be refused
  • Tightening the rules about building isolated homes in the open countryside
  • Greater protection for trees and historic structures
  • That at least 10% of new homes in major housing developments should be affordable
  • New transport tests and requirements.

The webinar, led by the SLCC’s National Planning Advisor Andrew Towlerton MRTPI, will consider the key aspects of the proposed reforms which the Government are presently consulting on (the consultation closes on the 27th March), and the Government’s wider planning reforms that may have implications for the sector.

Meet the trainer

This webinar will be led by Andrew Towlerton, National Planning Advisor to the Society of Local Council Clerks. A qualified planner, Andrew has worked in various senior planning roles in the public and private sectors. He is also a parish clerk so is familiar with local councils.

Andrew Towlerton, National Planning Advisor

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