The government has embarked on major and far-reaching reforms of the planning system in England.

This webinar will outline the key aspects of the reforms that will have implications for clerks (and the sector in general) in England, and how they are likely to work in practice. This includes ‘street votes’ and ‘neighbourhood priority statements’ as well as the emphasis on community led development, plan making, meeting housing need, and energy efficient and low carbon development.

There will be a particular focus on the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), which the government published in late December 2023. The NPPF sets out the government’s planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.

Partially constructed model house sitting on blueprint


Wednesday 13 March, 10:00am – 11:00am


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

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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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