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An Interactive Tour of Canford SANG

29 June 2023 at 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM / South West England / Conference

29 June 2023 at 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Canford Park Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG), Knighton House, Knighton Lane, Wimborne, United Kingdom, BH21 3AS
Price from
RTPI South West | [email protected]

Open to all Members, Young Planners and Non Members to attend

Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace [“SANG”] is a greenspace that is of a quality and type suitable to be used as an area of mitigation to offset the impact of new residential development, similar to a country park but with a specific purpose to reduce recreational pressures on sensitive habitats.

Join Dorset Young Planners on a guided tour of Canford Park SANG with expert speakers who will give their professional perspectives on the purpose of SANGs, securing SANGs through the planning process and their management and why SANGs have strategic importance (amongst others).

We are delighted to welcome speakers from the public and private sectors, including;

  • Jade North (Heathland Mitigation Coordinator for Dorset Council)
    “I work within the Natural Environment team, with colleagues across the Council and our partners to develop and implement the councils heathland recreation mitigation strategy. Starting with a role in the Urban Heath Partnership over 13 years ago I have been fortunate to work on some exciting mitigation projects including Dorset’s first SANG site Bytheway Field. The ultimate goal in my current position is to ensure well-designed greenspaces that together form a robust network helping us go even further in our mitigation”.

  • Brett Spiller (Founding Director, Chapman Lily Planning)
    Brett is a Chartered Town Planner with over 24 years’ experience, gained locally in the consultancy, public and corporate sectors. Brett is also a Chartered Waste Manager and has a keen interest in sustainable development, the resource and energy industries. Brett was appointed to the Boards of Dorset Local Nature Partnership in 2022 and is a past regional Chairman of the Royal Town Planning Institute. This has enabled him to stay at the cutting edge of environmental good practice and increasingly shape the agenda. Brett sees sustainable development as part of the solution to the climate and ecological crisis.

  • Sam Mckirdy from Canford Park SANG. Sam Mckirdy manages the day to day management of the Canford Park SANG and has a keen interest in the environment and how people interact with it. What better way to understand how a SANG is managed ‘in perpetuity’!

Whether you are interested in ecology, wellbeing agendas, landscape design or green infrastructure, this event has something for all!

The event will consist of an hour long guided tour of Canford Park SANG (bring comfortable footwear) before regrouping at the Hamworthy Club (25 min walk or 5 min drive away) where we will be hearing from two further guest speakers. This will be followed by a well earned hot fork buffet, drink and a chance to network with other planners. 

Car Sharing:
Dorset Young Planners are encouraging our guests to car share if possible to reduce our carbon footprint for events. We encourage attendees to travel together, and if you would like to be added to the Car Sharing List for this event, please contact [email protected] 


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