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Community Consultation

– How to engage?

Wednesday, 04 March 2015 at 3:30PM - 6:00PM
Planning Appeals Commission, Park House, Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7AG, UK
RTPI Members - £20; RTPI Licentiates, students and unwaged: free
RTPI Northern Ireland

 As part of the reformed planning process, community consultation will be required for all major planning applications. If you have been wondering what constitutes community engagement and what be required to make this a worthwhile experience and beneficial to all involved, then this seminar is for you!

The aim of this event is to explain the requirements of the new regime, look at some recent NI based examples and draw on the experience of other best practice examples. The event will draw from the speaker’s experiences and how innovative techniques can become embedded into our process in a realistic and positive way.

Speakers include:

  • DOE Planning Planning Reform Guidance Team - Setting the legislative scene – What are the requirements?
  • Philip Stinston, DOE Planning, Strategic Projects - Where have we come from – a look back at some recent NI examples
  • Quintin Oliver, Stratagem - The Perfect Consultation: Can we ever reach perfect pitch?
  • Victoria McCabe, Founder & Director of Ethos Engagement - Consulting Principles: Abstract ideals or a strong foundation for effective engagement?