RTPI rural update

Organiser: Bev Watson, Royal Town Planning Institute
Location: Royal Kings Arms Lancaster
Phone: 0161 604 7799

Is the grass always greener? Effective planning for rural areas

This session will focus on the key planning issues of concern in our crucially important rural areas. It will focus on matters of policy, procedure and legislation specifically relevant to the rural planning environment of the North West, and will be an opportunity for rural planners to share the kinds of experiences and best practice not generally covered under those update sessions with a broader focus.

  • The Impact of Renewables on Rural Locations

Kate Willshaw, CPRE/Friends of the Lake District

Chris Greenwood, Lake District National Park Authority

Sara Kamali & Tom Parkinson, Recent University of Manchester postgraduate students

  • Ensuring the Vitality & Viability of Market Towns – Case Study of Kendal

Joanne Golton, Economic Development Manager at South Lakeland District Council

  • The Contribution that Rural Areas Can Make to the Growth Agenda

Douglas Chalmers, CLA North

  • Legal Update Relevant to Rural Planning Issues

Tim Jones, No5 Chambers

  • Neighbourhood Plans – Why is the Rural North Being Backwards in Coming Forwards

Michael Wellock, Kirkwells


Sarah Foster, Peak District National Park Authority

Book your place now. Online booking form on RTPI website here


9.30 am

Registration & refreshments

10.00 am Welcome and Introduction by the chairman: Sarah Foster

10.10 am Impact of Renewables on Rural Locations: Kate Willshaw and Chris Greenwood

Case Study: Wind Energy and its Potential Impact on Tourism – Summary of the Results of a Perceptions Study Undertaken by the University of Manchester: Sarah Kamali & Tom Parkinson – former postgraduate students involved in the research

11.10 am Coffee break

11.25 am Ensuring the Vitality & Viability of Market Towns – Case Study of Kendal: Joanne Golton

12.25 pm The contribution that rural areas can make to the growth agenda: Ed Clark

1.15 pm Lunch

2.00 pm Legal Update Relevant to Rural Planning Issues: Tim Jones

3.00 pm Neighbourhood Plans – Why is the rural north being backwards in coming forwards: Michael Wellock

4.00 pm Close

Booking your place

Please indicate payment method preferred.

  • 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. Email or post to Bev Watson, RTPI NW Regional Co-ordinator, 2nd Floor, Emerson House, Albert St, Eccles, Salford, M30 0TE