Different professionals will be required to give evidence at oral hearings to ensure they are in compliance with proper planning principles and sustainable development. This is a daunting prospect for those who are unused to the rigours of questioning by other experts and skilled lawyers.

The legal training gives delegates a clear understanding of the procedures at an oral hearing, the process of giving evidence and an opportunity to be cross-examined on a typical scheme presented at a hearing.

  • Air Quality Consultants
  • Appellant
  • Applicant
  • Archaeologists
  • Architects
  • Ecology Consultants
  • Engineers
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Fire Engineers
  • Groundwater and Surface Water Consultants
  • Noise, Vibration and Acoustics Consultant
  • Occupational Health Consultant
  • Planners
  • Soils and Geology Consultants
  • Transport Planners

And any other person making submissions or observations to the Board (in accordance with Planning Acts and Regulations)

An oral hearing can deal with:

  • a planning appeal,
  • a valid objection to a CPO (compulsory purchase order)
  • a referral (a Planning Authority refers a request for declaration, as to whether something is ‘development or exempted development’, to the Board) or
  • an application for strategic infrastructure development.

On this legal training course you will learn the importance of evidence and how it has potential of establishing or proving a fact.

Our trainers will show you how to break down your case into each of its elements and decide what evidence you will use to establish each part.

You will understand the importance of never assuming that someone else will provide the evidence, or that the Board will already know something. You will learn how to explain to the Board in clear terms how this evidence impacts your case.

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