Local Council Planning Conferences


Local Council Planning training

We are offering shorter training events based on one or two topics.  These will be Teams events.  They are for parish and town clerks and local councillors in Cornwall.  You will not have to book a place but can use the Microsoft Teams meeting links to join.  We will:

  • email the joining links to local council clerks for sharing with their local council members
  • include the link in the Council's local council newsletter. 

2022 training

Summer event: Sam Irving, Head of Housing Delivery and Regeneration, and Matthew Brown, Strategic Planning Manager updated on the issues and actions around the Housing Crisis Action Plan on 27 July.  You can view the presentation using this link: Housing Crisis Action Plan - addressing Cornwall's housing emergency.

Spring event: The Environment Agency presented training for local councils on their Roles and Responsibilities on 22 March.  Content includes:

  • relationships with placemakers and outcomes sought through growth and development
  • role in town and country planning
  • approach to development management
  • Local Flood Risk standing advice

Previous training

2021 training

We held Getting design right now and setting our ambitions for the future on 30 November 2021.  You can find out about Prosperous Cornwall 2050, the Cornwall Design Guide and the emerging new concept of design coding.

We began turning training given to Cornwall Council Members into videos that could be helpful for a wider audience.  These are linked in the Planning Member training videos section.

2020 training

Presentations from the 2020 conferences included:

Some topics covered have had a more recent update.  You can find those in the videos prepared from Planning Member Modular Training in the next section.

More Training resources for local councils

We are building a training resource area for local councils.  Some are videos and based on presentations given as part of our Member Modular training programme.  You can find the latest YouTube resources using these links:

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