We have always been very proud of our events. They brought people together and allowed them time and space to think through new problems. For obvious reasons we are moving things online - using MS Teams for smaller workshops and Zoom for larger events. We are trying to keep things interactive so bring your questions and your creativity.
A few people are getting frustrated when booking tickets for events very late (sometimes even after they have started). For reasons we needn't go into just now, we are not using the automatic integration of Eventbrite and Zoom. This means that shortly before the event a human (who we call Steve) will send you your link. Shortly before the event starts Steve will be mucking in with the event and will not see any late orders. So - book tickets at least a day in advance if you want to be sure.
Biodiversity Net Gain and the Environment Bill - what does it mean for LPAs
The Environment Bill brings in various changes that will affect planning, the most significant being mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) for TCPA developments.
We are running three workshops to get input from LPAs on what we should focus on for our new Defra-funded project helping councils get ready for mandatory BNG. We will give an overview of what's happening with the Environment Bill and mandatory BNG. Then we want to discuss what you want and need to know about BNG and the Environment Bill.
The events are aimed at those from LPAs that need to understand BNG enough to validate a planning application, make a recommendation, train a committee or write a policy, but are not ecological experts.
To book a place click here
We are also running an event for Councillors.
Delivery in a pandemic: What's really going on?
Record levels of applications and never been busier policy teams but what’s really going on with delivery and construction during the pandemic. We are holding an event to explore the reality of delivery on the ground where we will hear from a range of speakers involved in housing delivery and construction. The event will also explore what LPA’s can do in response to changes in anticipated rates of delivery and work collaboratively with developers.
To book a place click here.
Free Online Councillor Planning Training: Local Plans, Decision Making & Infrastructure
Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th June
PAS are delivering some free councillor training on planning policy, decision making and infrastructure. The session will be delivered remotely (via Zoom) as a morning or early evenings event. If you are a councillor who is new to planning or you want a refresher or an update please book a place via the relevant our Eventbrite page below.