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Outcomes of the Planning Review

An East of Scotland Chapter Event

Monday, 20 June 2016 at 5:45PM - 7:30PM
Room 2G14, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, Old Hawkhill, Dundee, DD1 4HB
RTPI Scotland

The report of the Independent Planning Review Panel "Empowering Planning to Deliver Great Places" was published on 31st May 2016. This session will provide an opportunity to hear the initial thoughts on the report from industry experts and specialists, followed by a panel discussion.

Our speakers will be:

Craig McLaren, RTPI - Craig is the RTPI Director for Scotland and Ireland since 2010. He is an experienced chartered town planner, regeneration specialist and economic development practitioner with extensive experience in developing policy and practice in regeneration, planning and the built environment.

Mark Richardson, Ristol Consulting Ltd - Mark runs a private planning and land management practice - Ristol Consulting Ltd, which represents the interests of family companies and estates throughout Scotland. Within Perthshire and Angus, the practice is involved in a range of land related projects. Mark is the current Regional Chair of the East Central Scotland area housebuilders committee.

Maggie Bochel, Burness Paul - Maggie is a Director in the Planning Division at Burness Paul, based in Aberdeen. She has over 25 years experience in all aspects of the planning process from development planning to development management and facilitating delivery of development on the ground. Margaret has previously worked in local government as the Head of Planning and Sustainable Development at Aberdeen City Council.

Jill Paterson, Angus Council - Jill is the Environment and Development Plan Manager at Angus Council. She has a range of experience in both the private and public sector working across consultancy, development planning and latterly as manager of the developer obligations team at Aberdeenshire Council. She has dealt with the delivery of a number of complex development sites, including the Chapelton New Town in Aberdeenshire, working in both a project management role and through the challenges of infrastructure delivery.

This event will be chaired by Nick Smith from TAYplan. Attendance is free to RTPI members, with a £5 charge for non-members.

Booking information

Advance booking is required. Please contact Nicola Orr, Chapter Convenor, by June 15th to confirm your place.