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It’s Good to Talk – Planning, Consultation and the Duty to Co-operate, making it work!

Wednesday, 02 July 2014 at 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Watson Burton LLP, 1 St James’s Gate, Newcastle,Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE99 1YQ, UK
Prices start at £95
RTPI North East

Consultation during both the plan making and the application stage forms a central part of the planning process; however, is this being carried out effectively? Local planning authorities are now also required to engage constructively with neighbouring authorities on cross boundary matters, how is this working in practice?  This seminar will look at views from planning professionals, developers and stakeholders based upon their experiences of consultation and will share examples of best practice where successful engagement has been undertaken without incurring extensive delays.

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9.30 am         Registration and refreshments 

10.00 am          Chairman’s Introduction – Neil Westwick, Associate Director, NLP 

10.10 am          Consultation: Overcoming Issues and Challenges

                        Neil Cole, Planning Policy Manager, North Tyneside Council                          

10.50 am          How to Engage Hard to Reach Groups

                        Chris Anderson, Planning Aid                                               

11.30 am        Refreshments

11.45 am           Innovative Consultation: Interesting Techniques

                        Tracy Blake, Senior Graphics Designer, NLP

12.15 pm          Open Forum (with Morning Speakers)

12.40 pm        Lunch

1.40 pm            Consultation: The Legal Requirement

                        Scott Lyness, Barrister, Landmark Chambers

2.20 pm            How to Develop an Effective Consultation Strategy

                        Victoria Walker, Director, Beattie Communications

3.00 pm            The Duty to Co-Operate

                        Catriona Riddell, Director, Catriona Riddle Associates, currently the National Strategic Planning Convenor for the Planning Officers’ Society'.

3.40 pm            Open Forum (with Afternoon Speakers) 

4.00 pm            Finish             


The RTPI would like to thank Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners for their support in the provision of this event.


And our thanks go also to Watson Burton LLP for their hospitality.

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