Viability two-day events

In January 2016 we held an event on viability.

 Our viability events aimed to:

  • Increase delegates' knowledge of viability and its relevance in planning, and what viability evidence is required to fulfil their planning role. 
  • Improve the procurement outcome for authorities. 
  • Make those attending more confident discussing, and negotiating upon, viability related to development and planning.

13-14 January, Reading

Pre-course reading

We recommend delegates read the references to viability for both plan making and decision making in the NPPF. There was also reference to the non-statutory guidance on 'Viability Testing Local Plans' produced by the Local Housing and Delivery Group - chaired by Sir John Harman and the RICS viability guidance, for site specific schemes.


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Please note: You can also view each of these presentations via SlideShare at the bottom of this page.


As part of the course we worked through viability exercises. Please see a link below where you can download the model and the instructions for its use.


Relevant appeal and examination decisions





Information Commissioner Decisions




SlideShare presentations


Speaker presentations at our Bristol event 14/15 July 2015




Speaker presentations at our York event 7/8 July 2015