Introduction to Planning and Development

Property professionals will often need to understand the value of a piece of land and the process of development in order to advise clients. This course will provide attendees with an understanding of the basic principles of planning requirements, including planning policy. The session will also include how to submit a planning application and incidences where planning permission is not required, known as permitted development rights. Attendees will also learn more about the site appraisal process and the professional roles involved in the development of land.


Property professionals who wish to learn the basics of planning and development.


  • The basic principles of planning requirements including planning policy.
  • Permitted development rights
  • Planning obligations
  • Submitting a planning application/development control, the planning committee
  • Basic principles of building control
  • Planning appeals
  • Affordable housing and planning viability.
  • The valuation principles of development projects.
  • The method of valuation used
  • Land /property acquisition methods
  • Site/property appraisal
  • The development cost components:
    • Development finance
    • Calculating developer return/profit
  • Professional roles in development
  • Project planning and risk
  • Sensitivity analysis,
  • Financial viability testing
  • Maximising return
  • The development cycle
  • Cash flows and measuring success.


Introduction to Planning and Development

  • London TBC - Tuesday 13th October 2020 09:15 - 16:30
    Spaces available
    Member Price: £185.00 (+VAT)
    Non-member price: £255.00 (+VAT)

Waiting list

If the date you would like is fully booked and you would like to be placed onto the waiting list, please email with your name, contact details and how many places you would like; if a place becomes available we will then contact you. Alternatively if we have sufficient interest we will try and arrange an additional date for the course to run. 

In-house training

This course is also available in-house. For more information on this please contact the Courses department on 01926 417 787 or email

Alternative dates or locations

To register your interest in alternative dates and locations for this course please email


Level: Foundation
CPD: 7 hours

face to face

Face to Face

Meet Your Trainer

Kevin Aspin, ICBA Trainer

Kevin Aspin

Kevin is a practising Chartered Surveyor having qualified with first class accreditation in 1990. Kevin has over thirty years experience in commercial property and specialises in Valuation, Asset Management and Commercial Property Management. Kevin also assists many organisations with the development of their property strategies.

Kevin lectures at the University of Salford on both under and post graduate property degree courses as well as being a retained trainer for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Kevin is a popular and regular Speaker at Property Conferences.

In his limited spare time, Kevin manages a Junior football team and enjoys national heritage.

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