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Hertfordshire Association of Parish and Town Councils

Hertfordshire Association of Parish and Town Councils

Carina Helmn

County Officer: Carina Helmn
Kimpton Memorial Hall, Hall
Lane, Kimpton, Hertfordshire

Tel: 07956 590094

Who should attend?

Councillors, Clerks and other staff wishing to know more about the process for planning applications and statutory planning framework.

Who is presenting?

HAPTC, winner of the NALC "Outstanding Project of The Year" Award 2015 for the Clerk's Leadership Programme.

This course is written and delivered by Carina Helmn – County Officer and Lead Trainer, HAPTC, Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Kimpton Parish Council.

Carina has worked within the sector since 1993 and as Clerk to Kimpton Parish Council was awarded AON/NALC Clerk of the Year in 2004 in recognition of her commitment to the community. As County Officer she oversees the provision of legal and procedural advice to member councils and represents the parish and town councils on strategic partnerships. She is the Lead Officer for the County Training Partnership and was awarded the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) with Distinction.

Is it for you?

This course has been designed to provide basic knowledge and give confidence to all Clerks, staff and Councillors for effective participation within the planning system.


The session will cover

  • Why parish councils are involved in planning
  • Planning applications and formulating effective responses
  • Introduction to Local Development Framework
  • National Planning Policy Framework
  • Managing planning applications within the council
  • Community Rights

This course is Session 4 for those students undertaking CiLCA