Training Courses

LSR is experienced in delivering first class training courses for officers, lawyers and surveyors. Our team use these courses to pass on extensive knowledge and experience to others in the industry.

Training is provided at our Colchester office and at venues in London. We also offer in-house training.

Upcoming courses

We are offering a variety of courses throughout 2018, to find out more please follow this link. For more information on any of these training courses please get in touch with our team today.

Who is our training for?

Officers who can benefit from our thorough training courses include: planning and enforcement officers; tree, listed building and conservation area officers; and legal officers;
(we also provide training to conveyancers, property lawyers, architects and surveyors).

Not every individual or authority requires the same training. Consequently, we offer three options: standard courses, custom courses and bespoke courses.

What does the training cover?

Standard courses

We run a series of highly popular standard courses, all of which have been constructed to arm our attendees with the knowledge needed to address commonly encountered planning and enforcement issues. They include:

Introduction to Planning and Enforcement (2 Days)

Content includes:

  • The Planning System
  • Development & Permitted Development
  • Lawful Development
  • Breaches of Planning Control, Investigations, RFIs
  • Enforcement Notices, Breach of Condition Notices, Stop Notices, Injunctions
  • Advertisement Control
  • Listed Buildings
  • Trees
  • Untidy Land

Drafting Planning Notices (1 Day)

Content includes:

  • Breaches of Planning Control
  • Investigating Breaches, including RFIs
  • Planning Contravention Notices (PCNs)
  • Enforcement Notices
  • Practical Exercise – Drafting a PCN and Enforcement Notice

Advanced Enforcement (1 Day)

Content includes:

  • The Planning Unit
  • Primary & Ancillary Uses
  • Intensification
  • Abandonment
  • Pre-commencement Conditions

Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) (1 Day)

Content includes:

  • PACE
  • Criminal Offences
  • Codes of Practice
  • Investigations & Evidence
  • Practical Exercise – Interviewing Suspects Under Caution on Tape

Conquering the Advert Regulations (1 Day)

Content includes:

  • Advert Control
  • Consideration of Applications
  • Advert Consent
  • Unauthorised Adverts
  • Prosecution

Mock Trial (1 Day)

Content includes:

  • PACE
  • Criminal Offences
  • Witness Statements
  • Preparing for Court & Presenting Evidence
  • Practical Exercise – Mock Trial Role Play

Custom courses

If you have needs that are not fulfilled by the standard courses, you can choose modules from the existing courses to form your very own programme. Our courses are linked on our booking form or simply call us to find out more.

Bespoke courses

If none of the above courses or modules are suitable for your needs, LSR is able to craft a series of bespoke modules specifically for you. Get in touch with us today to find out more about our tailored options.

Why Choose LSR?

With our vast experience in planning law, planning and enforcement matters, LSR is in a prime position to pass on our knowledge and expertise to officers. For more information on our wide range of training courses, or to find out about creating your own, get in touch with our team today by calling our offices or by using our online form.