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Mediation in Planning: Call for Mediators

01 October 2009

Are you a trained mediator with knowledge of or experience of the planning system?
If so, Leonora Rozee and Kay Powell would like to hear from you.

As reported in Planning magazine (14 August 2009), the National Planning Forum for England – in association with the Planning Inspectorate – is running a project, which is looking at the value of mediation in planning.
The project has a steering group representing a wide range of interests in the field of planning. It is intended to carry out some live case studies and we have received a number of expressions of interest from both the public and the private sector, with projects which might benefit from mediation.
The projects cover major development, enforcement and Area Action Plans.
The work of the project is building on that done in previous projects, such as those undertaken under Michael Welbank in the early 2000s.
We are also taking into account the large amount of interest in mediation in planning, which is reflected in the recent paper, given to the Oxford Joint Planning Law Conference by Andy Grossman, Director of Dispute Resolution Services, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR).

If you are interested in assisting this project as a mediator, please email:

Leonora Rozee at Leonora.rozee@media-maker.com or Kay Powell at secretary@natplanforum.org.uk
with your name and relevant CV before Friday 23 October 2009.