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Back to the drawing board – getting Design & Planning right HYBRID Seminar

16 May 2023 at 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM / South West England / England / United Kingdom / Conference / Online

16 May 2023 at 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Plymouth Argyle Football Co Ltd, Home Park, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom, PL2 3DQ
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RTPI South West | [email protected]

RTPI South West welcomes to you their CPD Seminar series for 2023. This is a HYBRID Seminar so you may opt to attend in-person or virtually. We hope this enables the event to be as inclusive as possible.


Good design has finally been given the pedestal it deserves to sit upon. Paragraph 134 of the National Planning Policy Framework advises us that we should refuse development that is not well designed. We have been given new tools to seemingly allow us to achieve this aim, the National Design Guide, Design Codes, Design Reviews, all there to help achieve beauty and quality. But what does this mean in practice? Can they make a difference? The day will look at these tools and their application and results and will help you understand how to use them most effectively. For those who are new to considering larger schemes there will be an opportunity to look at basic urban design principles and what to look for when considering developments.

This event is in conjunction with Design West

Speakers and Topics



Please follow the booking links below.  

If you wish to do a group booking please contact [email protected] 

RTPI South West are happy to support RTPI Members and Students who are unemployed or financially precluded from attending local CPD events. Please contact [email protected] to discuss opportunities. 

Speakers needed

If you would like to speak at this or other events, please do get in touch.

Sponsorship Opportunities

RTPI South West have a range of sponsorship opportunities for a number of events in the year, so please do get in touch to discuss. As well as supporting events which raise the profile of planning, they are a great way of aligning to your organisation values and goals.