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Planning and political pressure - views from the public & private sectors

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 at 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Planning Studio, 3rd Floor Claremont Tower, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 7RU, UK
Free- standard terms and conditions apply
RTPI North East

The Politics of Planning


The evening session will include presentations from:

Tom Baker

Planning Consultant at Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (NLP), will discuss the opportunities and difficulties of working with elected members, focussing on both strategic planning and development management.

Experiences will be drawn from site promotion activity across the North East and planning applications in North Yorkshire, followed by a short discussion about how the private sector can work more collaboratively with Members to ensure sustainable sites are allocated and delivered.

Andrew Hickie

Service Director for Economic Growth and Housing at Gateshead Council, will discuss the importance of working with elected members, getting the communication right and focussing on the planning/political role of delivering positive development outcomes.

Experiences will be drawn from 18 years in public sector planning in Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Essex and the North East.


Please arrive for refreshments and registration at 5:30 to 5:50pm.

The external doors to the Claremont Tower building will close promptly at 6pm.

This evening event is free to attend,  however, our standard terms and conditions apply.