Securing Positive Outcomes from Development

9.30 to 13.00 each day

Virtual by Microsoft Teams

Public rights of way are commonly affected by development which may be detrimental but can be beneficial if well managed.  This course identifies the likely impacts of development and familiar failings to protect rights of way through the planning and development process. It focuses on the elements which are key to securing positive outcomes.  

Main topics

  • Securing delivery efficiently—when to invest the time for optimum result
  • Securing improvements:  developer contributions—CIL, Section 106 and beyond
  • What conditions to ask for and when
  • Engaging effectively
  • Making a robust response 
  • Influencing policy and guidance to developers

Learning Outcomes

  • Awareness of the key elements of the planning system and its impact on rights of way
  • Appreciation of the opportunities for and limitations to developer contributions
  • Appreciation of how to secure the delivery of planned mitigation and improvement

N.B. The mechanics of the planning system, enforcement and legal orders are not covered in this course but material for reading is supplied prior to the course.


Intermediate. A working knowledge of rights of way legislation and its practical application is required.  Essential pre-course reading on the planning system will be supplied.

The course is designed for any council officers dealing with public rights of way affected by or potentially affected by development.  Planning officers are welcome.


Graham Rusling Public Rights of Way and Access Service Manager, Kent County Council


Members £242, non-members £346 ( exc VAT)


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