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Planning for a prosperous NE - Economic Development & Economic Growth

Booking reference: 165 6604 17 3006

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 at 9:30AM - 4:00PM
International Centre for Life, Time Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1, UK
From £90.00 + VAT
RTPI North East

Aims and Objectives

The NPPF attaches “significant weight” to the need to support economic growth and recognises that new development is a key source of local investment and jobs. This event will discuss how planning and the development sector can help deliver economic growth in the North East, which is especially important in the current economic climate. It will look at a range of issues such as: the role of the Local Enterprise Partnerships in achieving economic growth, the links between housing development and growth; the characteristics of the north east development sector; and how planners can drive the growth agenda through proactive evidence-based planning.



9.30 - 10:00am         Registration & Refreshments 



Chair to welcome and opening

Ross Lillico, Associate Director, Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners.



Planning and development: the economic context

Ross Smith, Director of Policy, North East Chamber of Commerce



Developing a Joint Response to the Lord Adonis-led North East Economic Review

Gillian Roll, Deputy Director, NE Local Enterprise Partnership


11.35                          Refreshments



Regeneration- Investing in Growth

Paul Dowling, Strategic Director,

Development and Enterprise Gateshead MBC


13:05 – 14:00           Lunch



How is the North East shaping up - the economic benefits of housing and challenges to delivery

Fiona Braithwaite, Senior Consultant, Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners.



Accessing Alternative Sources of Finance

Iain Jenkinson, Senior Director, GVA



Discussion Group - Policy Implications

Lead by David Cullingford RTPI NE Chair


Chair to summarise and close 

Ross Lillico, Associate Director, Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners.


As an added bonus when you book a place at this event you will be given access to the "Age of the dinosaur exibition" during your lunch break


For more information and to reserve a place complete this booking form and return it to

  • Booking form
  • n.b. all sections of the booking form must be completed.

The RTPI NE would like to express their thanks NLP for their support in the delivery of this event.