Support for Councils and Clerks

This e-learning course is suitable for councillors, clerks and officers and is designed to help broaden and develop your knowledge and understanding of the role of town and parish councils in relation to planning matters.


After completing the course, learners will be able to understand how the planning system works and the role of the town and parish council in relation to planning matters.

Topics covered include:

  • Types of planning applications that exist
  • What constitutes material and non-material considerations
  • Recommendations the town or parish councils make
  • Understanding of planning conditions and developer contributions

Once processed you will receive joining instructions and your council will be issued with an invoice. Registration on this course will last 12 months.