Events

Rural Planning: The Changing Nature of Agriculture and the Planning System

Date:
Organiser: Bev Watson, RTPI
Location: Stricklandgate House, Kendal
Email: beverley.watson@rtpi.org.uk
Phone: 0161 604 7799

An opportunity in this centenary year to return to a core rural planning issue and consider how agriculture has and continues to change here in the North West. Delegates will be encouraged to understand how it functions and what its impacts and issues are within a sustainable countryside. The changing interface with the planning system will be assessed, including at policy, environmental conservation and development management levels. It is hoped to structure the event around an understanding of agriculture and the interface with the planning system.

An Update on Farming in the North West Douglas Chalmers, North Policy and Public Affairs Director, CLA North

National Planning Update Fenella Collins, Head of Planning, CLA

Farming in the Rural Economy – diversification and protection John Welbeck, Rural Futures (NW) Ltd and Vice Chairman, CLA, Lancashire Branch

Planning & Farming Issues Forum Led by Tom Woof, H&H Land & Property and chaired by David Alexander.

General issues, problems and advice, together with open questions from delegates on development control/management issues and concerns relating to planning and farming.

Guidance for Planners and Farmers workshop Led by Ian Lings, formerly of Lincolnshire County Council.

Group session aimed at producing informal draft guidance on farming for planners in the North West.

Chairman David Alexander, Freelance Planner

Book your place now

Please return your completed booking form to beverley.watson@rtpi.org.uk or Bev Watson, RTPI NW, 2nd Floor, Emerson House, Albert St, Eccles, Salford, M30 0TE

Programme

9.30am Registration & refreshments

10am Welcome and Introduction by the Chairman David Alexander, Freelance Planner

10.20am An Update on Farming in the North West Douglas Chalmers, CLA North

11am Refreshment Break

11.25am National Planning Update Fenella Collins, CLA

12pm Farming in the Rural Economy – diversification and protection John Welbeck, Rural Futures (NW) Ltd and Vice Chairman CLA, Lancashire

12.35pm Q&A

12.50pm Lunch

1.50pm Planning & Farming Issues Forum Led by Tom Woof, H&H Land & Property in Carlisle. Chaired by David Alexander

2.30pm Guidance for Planners and Farmers Workshop Led by Ian Lings, formerly of Lincolnshire County Council

3.40pm Workshop feedback

4pm Closing remarks by the Chairman

Booking your place

Please contact Bev, indicating 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.

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