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Skeffington Report Revisited: Community Involvement in Planning Nearly 50 Years On

Tuesday, 08 July 2014
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TT, UK
£50 + VAT for RTPI members, £60 + VAT for non-members
£20 + VAT for full-time students & the unwaged
RTPI West Midlands

This half-day seminar will explore the landscape of community involvement in planning. This has moved on considerably since the heady days of the Skeffington Report “People and Planning” that was published in 1969. This will be an opportunity to reflect on how community involvement in planning has evolved over that period with the emergence of important developments such as planning aid, the introduction of Statements of Community Involvement and the recent arrival of Neighbourhood Planning and the range of Community Rights under the guise of the Localism Act 2011. This seminar will draw on a range of speakers to highlight some key issues relating to the challenges and potential that community involvement offers today and to reflect on the journey that we have been on over the past 50 years.