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Local Planning in a changing policy environment.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 at 9:30AM
International Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 4EP, UK
Prices start at £95
RTPI North East

As ever, developing Local Plans presents many challenges and opportunities. As those involved in the process grapple with the requirements of NPPF including maintaining a five year housing land supply  and demonstrating that policies and proposals are deliverable, this event will provide a valuable refresh. It will look to  best practise and lessons learnt in tackling the what are the real key issues. The event will also focus on the role of Neighbourhood Plans and how communities can be supported in developing their plans.      

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9.30 am         Registration and refreshments

10.00 am       Chairman’s Introduction 

David Stovell, David Stovell & Millwater Chartered Town Planners.

10.15 am        South Tyneside Local Plan, Shaping the future beyond our


Andrea King,  Principal, Forward Planning, South Tyneside Council

11:00 am        Plan Examination Case Study – Knowsley Council 

Jonathan Clarke, Policy Manager (Places)Knowsley Council

11.45 am          Refreshments


12:00 am         Housing and the Economy

Oliver Chapman, Senior Consultant, Regeneris.

12.40 pm          Lunch


1.40 pm          Its not you, its them - Strategic Planning

Adam Dodgshon, Principal Consultant, Planning Advisory Service.

2.30 pm          Neighbourhood Planning- The National Picture

Miranda Pearce, Decentralisation and Neighbourhood Planning, UK Department of Communities and Local Government  

3.15 pm          Neighbourhood forums and the question of legitimacy

Prof. Simin Davoudi, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, Associate Director, Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability (NIReS)

3.55 pm          Chair’s Closing

4.00 pm            Finish