The Government has launched its consultation on the proposed reforms to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and its supporting documents.

This webinar (hosted by Andrew Towlerton MRTPI, the SLCC’s National Planning Advisor) will outline some of the proposed changes to the Government’s planning policies for England and what implications they will have, if adopted, for local councils and clerks. It will also guide the SLCC’s and its member’s responses to the consultation, which closes on 2 March 2023.

There will be an opportunity at the end for discussion and to ask questions.

More information about the consultation can be found at Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill: reforms to national planning policy.

Partially constructed model house sitting on blueprint


Tuesday 7 February, 2:00pm – 3:00pm


Members: £30 + VAT
Non-Members: £35 + VAT

CPD points

Claim 1 CPD point for attending this webinar!

Joining instructions will be sent to you 3 weeks before the event (please check your spam inbox) and your invoice will be sent before the event. We advise that, on receipt of the joining instructions, you are liable for any fees incurred in order to attend the event.

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About 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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