Organiser: RTPI North West
Location: Eversheds, Manchester M1 5ES
Phone: 0161 604 7799
Neighbourhood Planning is continuing to develop as an area of spatial planning in its own right. This event is designed to respond to the growing interest in neighbourhood plans as a relatively new planning tool to deliver community aspirations for the future of their local area. There is now a variety of experience and practice in different types of area, both within the North West region and further afield.
This event will bring together a range of stakeholders engaged in neighbourhood planning to reflect on processes and practice including how to engage with urban communities, how plans are produced and examined through the assessor and consider some legal challenges to date.
- Neighbourhood Planning: practice and prospects, Prof Gavin Parker,University of Reading
- Community involvement in planning: the neighbourhood plan experience, Bob Phillips, BPUD
- How was it for our community? Town, parish or neighbourhood experience, Andrew Lindsay, Brereton Parish Council
- Delivering or frustrating growth: a private sector view, Gladman Developments
- Legal developments and emerging case law in neighbourhood planning, John Pugh-Smith, 30 Essex Chambers
- Issues and decisions for local planning authorities: LPA officer perspective, Tom Evans / Rhiannon Monaghan, Cheshire East Council
- Implications for planning practice and the profession: working in different ways, Andrew Thomson, Thomson Planning
Chairman: John Knight, RTPI North West
9.30 am Registration & refreshments
10.00am Welcome and introduction by the Chair
10.10am Neighbourhood Planning: practice and prospects
10.40am Community involvement in planning: the neighbourhood plan experience
11.10am Coffee break
11.30am How was it for our community? Town, parish or neighbourhood experience
12.00pm Delivering or frustrating growth: a private sector view
2.00pm Legal developments and emerging case law in neighbourhood planning
2.30pm Issues and decisions for local planning authorities: LPA officer perspectives
3.00pm Implications for planning practice and the profession: working in different ways
To provide planners with an understanding of the processes involved and practice of neighbourhood planning through the presentation of the experience of practitioners.
By attending this event planners should be able to:
- Recognise the key communication skills needed for effective and inclusive community consultation
- Analyse case studies for examples of good practice
- Summarise the legal developments and case law relevant to neighbourhood planning
- Gain an understanding of the impact and development of neighbourhood planning since it’s introduction.