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2016 President's Visit

2016 President at confRTPI President, Phil Williams, visited the East of England Region on 21 and 22 April.

A packed itinerary had been organised to allow the President to see some of the exciting and challenging planning projects taking place in the Region.

A brief summary of his visit is below, which included visits to Hatfield, Stevenage, Mildenhall and Alconbury Weald. 

Download summary of the visit.


21 April itinerary:

  • Phil made a short presentation at our "Place Making" conference in Hatfield;
  • He visited the Stevenage GSK and Bioscience Catalyst Campus; 
  • To mark the 70th year of Stevenage as a new town, Phil visited the Museum in Stevenage, to meet with planners and portfolio holders
  • Phil met with RTPI Members and Young Planners at a Cheese & Wine Reception, kindly hosted at the De Havilland Campus by the University of Hertfordshire;
  • To conclude the first day, an evening dinner was organised  with RTPI Members, conference speakers and others who have helped to organise the first day of the visit.

22 April itinerary:

  • The second day commenced with a meeting at the offices of Forest Heath District Council in Mildenhall to discuss the closure of MOD sites within the East of England - including Mildenhall and Barnham (in Suffolk) and Alconbury and Molesworth (in Cambridgeshire). This included a Combined Presentation to the President and the West Suffolk Property Board on RAF Mildenhall.
  • 2016 President Alconbury plansTo find out how Huntingdonshire District Council are dealing with the closure and redevelopment of the RAF site in Alconbury, the President enjoyed a tour of the new development taking place at Alconbury Weald and will hear from those involved including the developers, Urban & Civic.




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