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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