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Community Engagement - The Craft of Collaborative Planning

An interactive practical session
26 September 2022 at 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM / South West England / Online

26 September 2022 at 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
RTPI - Webinar, Online Event, Multimedia Training, Online, United Kingdom, 000000
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Community engagement, in Local Plans and for development projects, is fast becoming increasingly difficult to ignore – just note the number of mentions of it in the recent White Paper and the National Model Design Code.

But, despite some aspects of it becoming legally required or extremely strongly encouraged (since 2004!), there is still much room for improvement! There are some obvious reasons for this: lack of resources, lack of skills and even some feelings (and not just from developers) that it isn’t really important and never makes any difference.

This webinar, as important for those in development management as for those working on plans, will:

  • Introduce a framework of criteria to develop good engagement in plan-making and to apply in determining applications. 
  • Describe some examples that have genuinely made a difference.
  • Give participants a chance to learn by applying the criteria to an (imaginary) example.
  • Discuss possible ways to improve regular practice.

The webinar will be led by Katie Lea and Jeff Bishop of Place Studio. Place Studio has received a number of awards for their community engagement work and Jeff is the author of the RTPI’s standard practical textbook on community engagement – ‘The Craft of Collaborative Planning’.

To make the webinar more interactive (it is about engagement after all!), the practical example will be circulated in advance and, following the main presentation, participants will work in small groups to assess it against the key criteria and feed back their conclusions for the final discussion.