Are we there yet? Planning and sustainable transport

Organiser: Bev Watson, Royal Town Planning Institute
Location: Eversheds, Manchester
Phone: 0161 604 7799

Are we there yet? Planning and sustainable transport Thursday 20 June 2013 (9.30am-4.00pm)

This event will look at the transport implications of the NPPF and show how far we have come since Traffic in Town report 50 years ago. It will consider the latest thinking on the increasing importance of Travel Plans and in highways design set out in Manual for Streets 2, including appeal examples of where its principles have been tested through inquiries, and other relevant case law. TfGM will introduce their guidance for developers, and updates will be given on cycling and rail.

  • NPPF: The Policy Framework – Jamie Birtles, Transportation, Aecom
  • The Role of Travel Plans – Andy Brookfield, i-Transport
  • Manual for Streets 2 – Peter Blair, WYG
  • Transport for Sustainable Communities – Moira Percy, Transport for Greater Manchester
  • Legal Update – Stephanie Hall, Eversheds
  • Traffic in Towns: 50 years on – Mark Osborne, Mott MacDonald
  • Love Cycling, Go Dutch – Wim van der Wijk, Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Wheels to the Rails – Jill Stephenson, Network Rail

Peter Blair, WYG

Book your place now

Please return your completed booking form to or by post to Bev Watson, RTPI NW, 2nd Floor, Emerson House, Albert St, Eccles, Salford, M30 0TE

Supported by Eversheds.


9.30 am Registration & Refreshments

10.00 am Welcome and Introduction by the Chair (Peter Blair)

10.10 am NPPF: The Policy Framework (Jamie Birtles)

10.40 am The Role of Travel Plans (Andy Brookfield)

11.10 am Coffee Break

11.30 am Manual for Streets 2 (Peter Blair)

12.00 noon Transport for Sustainable Communities (Moira Percy)

12.45 pm Questions

1.00 pm Lunch

1.45 pm Legal Update (Stephanie Hall)

2.15 pm Traffic in Towns: 50 Years On (Mark Osborne)

2.45 pm Love Cycling, Go Dutch (Wim van der Wijk)

3.20 pm Wheels to the Rails (Jill Stephenson)

3.50 pm Questions and Discussion

4.15pm Close

Booking your place

RTPI members – £95 +VAT (£114.00)

Non-RTPI members – £100 +VAT (£120.00)

Retired RTPI members – £47.50 +VAT (£57.00)

Limited subsidised places are available for unwaged members and students on full time RTPI accredited courses – £30.00 +VAT (£36.00)

Cancellations must be received at least 7 days before the event or may be subject to a £20 cancellation fee. No refund will be given for non-attendance but substitutions are acceptable at any time.

Bev Watson on 0161 604 7799

Bev Watson, RTPI NW Regional Co-ordinator, 2nd Floor, Emerson House, Albert St, Eccles, Salford, M30 0TE

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