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Planning for Rural Communities - HYBRID Seminar

12 October 2022 at 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM / South West England / Online

12 October 2022 at 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Manor House Hotel, Fowley Cross, Okehampton, Devon, United Kingdom, EX20 4NA
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RTPI South West | [email protected]

This event has SOLD OUT for in-person places, but we are delighted to be piloting this event as a HYBRID and welcome virtual delegates. Please book your virtual delegate place following the booking promopts. We will be using Microsoft Teams.

If you would prefer to attend in-person please contact [email protected] to be added to the waiting list. 

RTPI South West are delighted to welcome you back to their popular in-person CPD series, designed to help you further your knowledge, connect with the wider built environment profession and encourage discussion around some of the key issues in planning. 

This one day seminar invites you explore the range of completing interests facing rural areas. How do you deliver housing, both market and affordable, rural employment and community facilities and sustainable energy, which is sustainable while maintaining the intrinsic qualities of the countryside? How can we deliver innovative housing whist protecting the rural environment?

Speakers and Topics

  • RTPI Research -  Rural planning in the 2020s research
    Dr Amy Burnett- Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR), Middlesex University”.

  • What do farmers need from planning?
    Alex Stevens, Regional Policy Manager at NFU

  • Housing Needs Surveys
    Corinne Waterfield, Devon Rural Housing Partnership
    Tristan Peat, Mid Devon District Council
    Sam Novak, Westward Housing

  • Class Q development – is this a route we can utilise to deliver more rural housing?
    Jozie Bannister, Senior Planner at CarneySweeney

  • Working with communities to deliver rural housing
    Dan Janota, Head of Forward Planning and Economy at Dartmoor National Park Authority explores two CLT case studies of very different scales at Chagford and Christow.

  • Isolated properties in the countryside - Assessment and design consideration
    Rob Griffiths from Barton Willmore now Stantec (Virtual)

  • A review of Welsh Governments proposed changes to planning legislation and policy for second homes and short-term holiday lets
    Heledd Fflur Jones, Planning Policy Team Leader at Anglesey and Gwynedd Joint Planning Policy Unit

  • Neighbourhood Plans and Second Home policies in Cornwall
    Robert Lacey, Planning Policy Group Leader at Cornwall Council

  • Cornwall Climate Emergency DPD
    Adam Birchall| Head of Planning and Housing Policy at Cornwall Council
    Robert Lacey, Planning Policy Group Leader at Cornwall Council

  • New approaches to community engagement in renewables
    Daniel Stone, Senior Planner for Net Zero at Centre for Sustainable Energy

  • Keynote: Increasing opportunities to Level Up Rural Communities
    Kerry Booth, Chief Executive Designate at the Rural Services Network 

Group Booking

Please contact [email protected] if you would like to group book a number of delegates on this and other events.