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The Merton Rule - A Practical Workshop

The Merton Rule - A Practical Workshop

Friday 24th February 2017 
Snow Room, City of York Council, West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

APSE members Free Attendance
Non-APSE members   £99 + VAT  


APSE Energy and The Renewable Energy Association are running a workshop focussing on The Merton Rule at the City of York Council offices on 24th February 2017.

Our intention is to raise the profile of the Merton Rule so that as many local authorities as possible are using relevant powers within the development plan process. 

This is an opportunity to learn about the principle and practicalities of The Merton Rule, to hear from other local authorities, to discuss and ask questions. 

Speakers include Ray Noble (Associate, APSE Energy and REA), Martin Grainger (Head of Strategic Planning, City of York Council) and Steve Cirell (Associate, APSE and REA).  

The workshop will cover topics including an overview of the Merton Rule, interpretation and problems; a case study of problems and barriers in York and how the Council is addressing them; linking the Merton Rule to the wider planning process, what  LA powers are available, what can be included in development plans, enforcement, engaging with developers and good practice examples.

There will also be an opportunity for a group discussion. 

A briefing on the Merton Rule will be circulated separately.

Reserve your place below:

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What's included: The delegate fee covers attendance, delegates' documentation, lunch and light refreshments. Please note that hotel accommodation is not included. A list of recommended hotels in the area is available on request.

APSE Energy members                  Free attendance
Non-APSE Energy members          £99 + VAT
Non-APSE members                       £199 + VAT
Commercial Organisations            £299 + VAT


Cancellation and refund policy

Reservation is a contract. Substitution of delegates is acceptable any time in writing by email to aholcroft@apse.org.uk or fax to 0161 772 1811. Cancellations must be made in writing at least 10 working days before the event and will incur a 20% administration fee. No refunds can be given for cancellations received less than 10 working days before the event or for non-attendance. In the unlikely event of cancellation by the organisers, liability will be restricted to the refund of fees paid. The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the programme, speakers or venue should this become necessary.

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Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






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