Securing Positive Outcomes from Development


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.

Registration and refreshments from 9.30, start 10.00, finish 16.30

To book, please contact Geri Coop for a booking form.

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.



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
Colin Finch Principal Transport & Development Planner, Kent County Council

Knuston Hall is an adult education centre in central England. Set in attractive grounds, it has a bar, television rooms and en suite bedrooms with tea/coffee making facilities.

The Hall is off the A45, thirty minutes from the A1 or M1, and four miles from Wellingborough rail station, which is less than an hour from London St Pancras. Buses and taxis are available from the station but pre-ordering taxis in the morning is recommended. Bed and breakfast the previous night at £50 are available and can be added to your course cost.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

£265 (exc VAT) members

£366 (exc VAT ) non-members

B&B night before at Knuston Hall £55

Includes refreshments and lunch

To book a place contact:


Feb 18 2020


9:30 am - 4:30 pm


£265 (exc VAT) members, £366 (exc VAT ) non-members


Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN29 7EU