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Activities & Consultations

We'd love to hear from you

PIPA activities across the UK are tailored to our members interests, and we generally develop events in response to the interests, suggestions and offers from members. Our events range from simple 2 hour meetings for sharing practice information, to one-day events covering topics of special interest. 

Andrew Matheson the Network Manager will be very pleased to receive your ideas and suggestions.


Current consultations to which you may wish to contribute:

Strategic Planning: The RTPI is developing a policy paper focused on strengthening strategic planning to which you are invited to contribute.

Other consultations to which the RTPI may be responding are listed here.


Below are samples of some of the PIPA Network events offered to Members, the content of which may be of interest and spark further ideas too!

PIPA's Annual Conference has its own webpage.

PIPA in London

Development Viability – what undermines it and who determines it?
A PIPA event on this topic was held at the offices of the LGA in May 2013. Questions, sharing of experience and discussion are at the heart of this event, but we did have two, extensively experienced speakers who set the scene: David Codling (Director of Property at Peter Brett Associates) and Roy Pinnock (Senior Associate at SNR Denton UK) - Roy's presentation can be seen here.

PIPA at the Planning Convention

PIPA hosted an exceptionally well attended workshop at the 2011 Planning Convention titled Bottom-up planning more or less democratic? Richard Humphreys QC and Cllr Conor McAuley from LB Newham outlined the issues from their respective viewpoints and invited discussion of the potential benefits and barriers to democratic decision-making for local planning. One of the presentations from the Convention can be viewed here and a note of the session is available here.

PPS4 Planning for Prosperous Economies

Cristina Howick who has been so well received at PIPA Conferences outlined, explained and took questions on the then new PPS4: Planning for Prosperous Economies. The Presentations from the event can be seen via the links: Cristina Howick and Peter Keenan (both from Roger Tym & Partners).