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RTPI South West

We provide a range of services for our members in the South West. As well as offering affordable seminars and events for professional development, we arrange social events, keep you up to date through newsletters and provide local information and networking opportunities.

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2017 Conference Event Programme - See more

NPPF – Five Years On
Wednesday 15 March, 09.30 – 16.00 at STEAM, Swindon

This event will hear consideration from speakers on the success of the NPPF and the NPPG in simplifying national planning guidance. Speakers will also consider the likely shape of the review of the NPPF.  The conference will also consider the Government advice on the review of the local plan process and feature recent examples of a more holistic approach to the local plan, which covers more than spatial matters.
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ROOM@RTPI - Housing and Planning Act
Friday 24 March, 0930 - 16.00 at Somerset County Cricket Club, Taunton

Two detailed master classes focussing on key aspects of the Housing and Planning Act 2016.  The two master classes will explore the planning and housing challenges associated with delivering starter homes.
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West Country Young Planners Appeals Workshop
Friday 24 March, The Steam Packet, St Peters Quay, Totnes, Devon

Would you like to know more about the appeals process, learn how best to prepare and hear directly from a PINS Inspector?  If so, please join us at our next event!  The West Country Young Planners have arranged for an Inspector to run a workshop so that you can find out more about the process, different sorts of appeals, the role of the different parties in an appeal and how best to prepare.
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SW Urban and Rural Planning and the MOD
Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 9:30AM - 4:00PM at Tidworth Garrison Theatre

This event, run jointly with the Defence Infrastructure organisation will consider the spatial planning challenges of the political decision to rebasing the army from Germany to Salisbury plain. Speakers from the appointed contractors will explore the process that was undertaken, including the making of the overall Master Plan. Other speakers will consider the experience from the standpoint of the planning authority. The conference will also receive a presentation on the archaeological consequences of the rebasing. The afternoon session will comprise a study tour.
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