Nottingham City Council has recently launched the Design Quality Framework (DQF: www.dqfnottingham.org.uk), which offers guidance and support to help achieve better design quality and to speed up the planning process.
The DQF implementation resulted in changes to the ways in which planning applications are processed, the ways in which different departments work together (highways, planning, heritage, etc.) and the type and level of support offered to designers through the various stages of the pre-application process.
This training session aims to offer architects/designers, developers and applicants an insight into how planning applications are dealt with, what are the timeframes and what is expected for each stage of the design process in terms of planning submission information.
13:00 Refreshments & registration
13:30 Planning application process
14:00 Pre-application process - The true benefits of pre-app - How to get it right
15:00 Highways, statutory obligations and adoption
16:00 Practical tips for a speedy process - Tools and services available
17:00 Session ends