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Helping to Understand Town & Country Planning and the Significant Recent Changes - A Conference for Councillors

Thursday, 04 July 2013 at 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Huntingdonshire District Council Offices, Pathfinder House, St Mary's St, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE29 3TN, UK
RTPI East of England

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Key speakers have been invited to this Annual Conference, hosted by Huntingdonshire District Council, to help inform delegates of current issues and good practice. It will be of real importance to councillors relatively new to planning, who may require training, as well as a refresher and update for longer established members.

There have been many important changes to the planning system over the last few years. The Government is aiming to simplify planning to drive the country’s economy and help localism. Neighbourhood plans are growing. Subjects such as the “duty to cooperate”, the Community Infrastructure Levy (planning gain) and Neighbourhood Plans are being covered, and we will hear about the progress of an advanced Plan.

This conference should appeal to all Councillors (Parish, Town, District, Unitaries and County) and help them in their planning work. It will provide the opportunity to meet with Councillors from across the region facing similar issues and the chance to learn effective methods to enhance planning and control.


  • "Planning Overview & Changes" - Jed Griffiths, Trevor Roberts Associates
  • "Implementing the Community Infrastructure Levy" - Steve Ingram, Huntingdonshire DC
  • "Helping the Public Understand Planning and Neighbourhood Planning" - Stella Scrivener and Richard Cobb, Planning Aid
  • "Overview of Planning Law Changes and the Duty to Co-operate for Local Authorities" - Peter Goatley QC, No 5 Chambers
  • "A Neighbourhood Plan in Action" - Cllr Professor John Malcolm Wagstaff, Cringleford Parish Council, Norwich

Early booking is advised.

At only £105+VAT including refreshments and lunch, this is an event not to be missed!

The 2013 RTPI East of England Planning Achievement Award aims to celebrate the contribution made by the planning profession to the quality of life. It will be presented to the winners at this event for a project that inspires and illustrates how important the science and art of town planning is to our environment and well-being.