RTPI Enforcement: Keeping up the standards

Organiser: Bev Watson, RTPI
Location: BDP, Manchester
Phone: 0161 604 7799

Planning Enforcement is a distinct and complex area of work. Without effective planning enforcement, the integrity of the whole system can be called into doubt. Yet enforcement is often seen as an additional extra and is not given the recognition it deserves, that is, until the wheels come off.

The day will run from 9.30am until 4pm.


Prosecuting Failures to Comply With/Breaches of Enforcement Notices – Leila Ghahhary, barrister, Lincoln House Chambers

Urgent Works/Repairs Notices – When to Serve, Drafting and What Happens if not Complied – Michael Guy, legal adviser, Heritage at Risk, English Heritage

Statements for Written Representations Appeals – Stuart Reid, Group Manager, enforcement & special appeals, PINS

The Ombudsman & Avoiding Maladministration & Injustice in Planning Enforcement – John Jewers, local government ombudsman

Planning Enforcement Case Law Update – John Hunter, barrister, Kings Chambers

State of the Enforcement Nation – John Cooke, senior enforcement officer, South Gloucestershire Council, and Adam Sheppard, lecturer in planning, University of the West of England

Chairman – Dave Westhead, senior planning enforcement officer at Stockport Council and chairman of NAPE, the RTPI's enforcement network


  • RTPI members – £95 +VAT (£114.00)
  • Non-RTPI members – £100 +VAT (£120.00)
  • Retired RTPI members – £47.50 +VAT (£57.00)
  • Limited subsidised places are available for unwaged members and students on full time RTPI accredited courses – £30.00 +VAT (£36.00)

Cancellations must be received at least 7 days before the event or may be subject to a £20 cancellation fee. No refund will be given for non-attendance but substitutions are acceptable at any time.

For more information or to book, please contact Bev Watson on or telephone 0161 604 7799.