Councillor development


Officer development


Planning briefing webinars 

Presented by Birketts Solicitors

This series of one hour briefing webinars are designed to enable councillors and officers to understand planning law, their roles and responsibilities, how decisions are made, neighbourhood planning, Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), Section 106 Agreements, conservation, listed buildings, tress and enforcement. There is also a dedicated session covering Levelling Up Regeneration Act 2023 (LURA) and Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG)    

£35 per council plus VAT per session (a booking is required per delegate). 

Each session must be booked separately.  Due to time constraints, the presenter will be unable to answer questions. 

Session 1 - 4th June at 11 am - 12 noon 

Planning Law

  • Policy – National and local

  • Guidance – National and local

  • Planning process and procedure  - local including portal

  • Application process

  • Committee decision making – although understanding this varies across Suffolk

Session 2 - 12th June at 10 am - 11 am

  • Parish Council/Town Council roles and responsibilities

  • Neighbourhood planning

  • Permitted development and use classes

  • CIL and Section 106 Agreements

Session 3 - 17th June at 11 am - 12 noon

  • Levelling Up Regeneration Act 2023 (LURA)


  • Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) 

Session 4 - 26th June at 10 am - 11 am

  • Conservation areas

  • Listed buildings

  • Trees

  • Roads

  • Enforcement

This event is presented by The Birketts Solicitors. SALC will host the training event through zoom webinar.

Click here to book your place through the SALC member portal

SALC has published a new dedicated Planning Information webpage. Click here to visit that page.