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Community Engagement

07 December 2023 at 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM / South East England / East of England / London / Conference

07 December 2023 at 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Savills (UK) Ltd, Wytham Court, 11 West Way, Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, OX2 0QL
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RTPI South East | [email protected]

Community engagement is key to successful planning. Drawing on local experience in the South East, speakers will offer their views on the success of plan making in effectively involving the public in planning their communities. Most communities are not aware of Local Plans, and residents and communities are usually engaged too late in the process to make a difference. Hence, early engagement would be more meaningful, allowing communities to have a say in how planning policies are shaped.

The event will help all those involved in community engagement to improve communication with local stakeholders.

The objective will be to answer questions such as;

  • How can we ensure that a more representative cross section of the community gets involved in the local plan or development management process?
  • How do we ensure that stakeholder responses are encouraged from all ages and backgrounds?
  • How can social media help reach a greater number of local people?
  • This interactive event will be run as a series of workshops by a number of specialists who work in community engagement.

Check the programme here

There will be 4 workshops:

  • Workshop One: Local Politics
  • Workshop Two: Social Value
  • Workshop Three: Digital Engagement
  • Workshop Four: Hard to get Groups

Speakers include:

  • Chair: Neville Surtees, Savills
  • David McFarlane, SP Broadway
  • Gareth Epps, Chess Engage
  • Ruth Skidmore, Meeting Place
  • Joseph Baum, Meeting Place
  • James Mills, Community Engagement Consultant
  • Joney Ramirez ,RPS
  • Charlotte Bowen, Common Place
  • Ian Green, Oxford Civic Society
  • Alex Wilson, Psephos Consulting
  • Gillian Coates, Oxford Civic Society

Tickets are subsidised for PAE voluteers, please get in touch with Susan Millington                                                                         Together with

Many thanks to Savills for sponsoring the venue: