Planning Nuts and Bolts

This half day session will cover the basic principles of planning, and the framework within which it has been created and operates. Specifically tailored to the needs of local councils, it will cover what is the UK planning system; how planning decisions are made and how they can be best shaped and what is a 'material consideration' as well as Section 106 contributions and the Community Infrastructure Levy. In particular, it will focus on helping local councils to get the most from the system especially in responding to planning applications, and effectively representing the views of their communities. It will include examples and case studies based upon local councils experiences of the planning system.

This session will be led by Lance Wiggins who is an experienced and qualified planning consultant. Lance is the associate director of Landmark Planning, where he advises private and public sector clients.

Cost: £50 per member council delegate, £120 per non member delegate

Time: This course runs from 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Venue: DALC Office, Cromford Mill


All bookings by email are to be sent to Glen Ingham at

Please ensure that you have the council's agreement when booking a place, and that you are also following your council's own procedures.

All booked places will be confirmed with your Clerk.

Please note that sessions will only be run if there are sufficient bookings (usually from at least six delegates). Joining instructions will be sent two weeks (or more) before the event, and your booking is made as soon as we receive it (unless you are informed otherwise). Please note our cancellation policy (below).

If you wish to cancel your booking please give at least one weeks notice to avoid your Council being charged in full. In the event of any emergency on the day please telephone the office.