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Rural Update

Joint with the North East Region
07 June 2023 at 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM / North West England / Conference

07 June 2023 at 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
People First Conference Centre, Milbourne Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, United Kingdom, CA2 5XB
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RTPI North West | [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     Registration

10.00   Welcome and intro by the Chair - Lorayne Wall, Friends of the Lake District (FLD)

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

10.45    Threats to Woods and Trees - Jack Taylor, Woodland Trust 

11.20    Coffee break

11.35    Ancient Woodland and Notable & Veteran Trees -Jack Taylor, Woodland Trust 

12.10    Applying the National Design Code to Rural Areas - Speaker from Lake District NPA

12.50    Q&A

13.00    Lunch

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

14.25    Legal Update -  Christian Hawley, No.5 Chambers

15.05    Environmental Outputs Reports - Richard Blyth, Royal Town Planning Institute

15.45    Q&A

16.00    Close