We are saddened to hear of the death of John Dean, Fellow RTPI an influential figure in planning in the East Midlands.
John will be remembered for his incisive views and his determination to deliver excellence in planning for Leicester's communities, businesses and the environment. He was keen to influence the running and management of RTPI and served as President in 1987/88. In more recent years he has been a regular attendee at the annnual debates. A memorial service and full tribute to John are planned for October.
Young Planners Conference
2 and 3 November, Albert Hall, North Circus Street, Nottingham NG1 5AA.
We are very pleased to be hosting the conference this year at the spectacular Albert Hall Conference Centre, the theme is Celebrating Planning for the Greater Good.
The programme will discuss what is meant by this and how we can convey the message to a wide audience. Plenary sessions will debate Green Belt and how planning influences the environment, society and the economy.
Further topics being covered are, five year housing land supply and housing need, planning for an ageing population, the new NPPF, ancient woodlands and skills for presenting at public inquiry. See the full programme here.
We are most grateful to our sponsors in supporting us.
President John Acres will open the conference on the first morning. We are also hosting him on the 1st November on his visit to the Region where we plan to show him some exemplar projects and plans in and around Nottingham.
Congratulations to the Peak District National Park Authority, their award entry Stanton Moor Principles has won the Excellence in Planning for Heritage and Culture category in the National Awards.
Stanton Moor has been under significant risk from the impacts of quarrying over a number of years and through the work done this important area of the National Park has been conserved and enhanced.
We have several CPD events running in the region over the next few months - why not have a look at the events calendar.
We provide a range of services for our members in the East Midlands. As well as offering affordable seminars and events for professional development, we arrange social events, keep you up to date through newsletters and social media and provide local information and networking opportunities.
We welcome your views and opinions, and are always looking for new volunteers to assist in running events and helping in the region. Contact Sue Slack to find out more.
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