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The Rural Environment - Why Planning Matters (URN 04)

In Association with RICS Devon and Cornwall Rural Group

Thursday, 28 April 2016 at 9:30AM - 4:30PM
The Eden Project, Cornwall PL24 2SG, UK
RTPI South West

This event is now FULLY BOOKED, please contact to be added to a waiting list.

Conference Programme

This conference will examine the current challenges for the rural environment and the organisations who operate in it from the perspectives of a varied range of stakeholders.

Confirmed topics include:

  • The NPPF – Implications for Heritage - Karin Taylor, Head of Land Use Planning, National Trust
  • Conserving and enhancing natural beauty: challenges
    for planning in AONBs - Lisa Turner, Blackdown Hills AONB
  • Protecting Ancient Woodland through the planning system - Richard Barnes, Senior Conservation Advisor, Woodland Trust
  • Planning and Ecology - Elizabeth Spedding, Principal Ecologist, WYG
  • CPRE’s view of the NPPF and its impact on the
    countryside of the SW - Sophie Spencer, Avonside Director for CPRE & Cate Le Grice-Mack MBE, Vice Chair for Avonside and the South West at CPRE
  • Development near wildlife sites – managing recreational impacts
    Corine Dyke, Lead Advisor – Planning Policy at Natural England. Carol Reeder, Natural England.
  • Rural Planning Review
    Suzanne Clear, the NFU Senior Adviser Planning and Rural Affair
  • Rame Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan
    Cllr George Trubody

Download the Conference Programme

In Association with RICS Devon and Cornwall Rural Group
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This conference will also include the RTPI South West Annual General Meeting
The Principal role of the AGM is to consider and endorse the Annual Report of the RTPI South West relating to the year 2015 for submission to the National Institute. It is an opportunity for members to question the RTPI South West officers on the year activites and finances. THE AGM will this year also summarise the results of the 2016 RTPI South West Member Survey. The AGM will take place at 13:10 during the Planning for the Rural Environment Conference at the Eden Project, Cornwall. You do not have to be at the conference to attend the AGM, but are advised to register your attendance.

If you would like to book to attend the AGM or for a copy of the annual report for the meeting, pelase contact Charlotte Daborn on

Booking Information

This event is now FULLY BOOKED, please contact to be added to a waiting list.

This course/ event could count as appropriate CPD for RTPI members - remember to keep a record of your learning, including your learning outcomes, in your CPD record

Exhibitor Opportunities We now welcome exhibitors to showcase their firm, recent developments and to further engage with RTPI Members and professionals in planning. Please contact for further information.


0207 929 8190