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NE Rural Update

Joint event with RTPI North West
07 June 2023 at 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM / North East England / Updates

07 June 2023 at 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
People First Conference Centre, Milbourne Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, United Kingdom, CA2 5XB
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RTPI North East | [email protected]

Rural areas have a vital role to play in supporting our economy, communities, cultural and natural heritage and our health and wellbeing.  Ensuring the systems that deliver these benefits remain vital, viable and healthy is crucial to planning for a sustainable future. At this event we’ll explore recent issues, trends and changes affecting designated landscapes, the wider countryside and rural communities.


9.30 am         Registration & Refreshments

10.00 am        Welcome and Introduction by the Chair
                       Lorayne Wall, Planning Officer at Friends of the Lake District

10.05 am        Tourism and Development in Rural Areas: A Landscape Character Approach
                       Fiona Fyfe, Fiona Fyfe Associates

10.45 am        Threats to Woodland
                       Jack Taylor, Woodland Trust

11.20 am        Coffee Break

11.35 am         Ancient Woodland and Notable and Veteran Trees
                       Jack Taylor, Woodland Trust

12.10 pm        Applying the National Design Code to Rural Areas
                       Chloe Swift, Lake District NPA and Owen Barton, Land Use Consultants

12.50 pm        Q&A

1.00 pm         Lunch and Networking

1.45 pm         Planning and Common Land
                      Lorayne Wall, Friends of the Lake District and Hugh Craddock, Open Spaces Society

2.25 pm         Legal Update
                      Christian Hawley, No5 Chambers

3.05 pm         Environmental Outputs Reports
                      Richard Blyth, head of Policy, Practice & Research, RTPI

3.45 pm         Q&A

4.00 pm         Close


This seminar is a joint event with RTPI North West.


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If you experience any problems when booking, please contact Kim Walker Regional Coordinator for assistance