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RTPI President to see how Nottingham is being transformed

20 November 2013

The President of national planning body the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) is to visit to Nottingham on 21 November to see regeneration activity currently taking place across city.

The tour will focus on regeneration activity currently taking place through the Build a Better Nottingham programme, with a £1bn currently being invested in transforming Nottingham’s future.

Dr Peter Geraghty, President on the RTPI, will visit to work underway on the biggest council home building programme in 40 years in Nottingham, which will see around 400 council homes built in the next five years to support the Council’s commitment to deliver high quality new affordable housing in the city.

He will also visit a number of  high profile transport infrastructure projects which are creating a world-class integrated transport system in Nottingham, including the redevelopment of Nottingham Station, the 17.5kn extension of the tram network, and development opportunities around the station and the link to the city centre.

Each year the RTPI President tours the regions of the UK and Ireland as part of their Presidential year to meet RTPI members and see some of the best examples of planning developments currently underway across the country.

Councillor Jane Urquhart, Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Planning and Transportation, said:  “The RTPI President’s visit is a great endorsement of the work that the Council’s planners and other partners have been doing across the city.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to show off the unprecedented amount of regeneration activity that is currently taking place to build a better Nottingham.”

Dr Peter Geraghty, President of the RTPI, said: “I’m very much looking forward to seeing how the Council’s planners are working in partnership to regenerate the city, and in particular how the redevelopment of the station and the massive expansion of the tram network is being conducted. This work is a great example of sustainable development.”