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Implementing the Environment Act HYBRID Seminar

25 April 2024 at 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM / South West England / England / United Kingdom / Online / Conference

25 April 2024 at 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel, Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom, EX4 3SP
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RTPI South West | [email protected]

RTPI South West welcomes to you their CPD Seminar series for 2024. 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.

Much has been written about the implementation of the Environment Act. Now that guidance is available and BNG requirements are in force,  this session looks at  how to apply it in practice. 

As a wide ranging piece of legislation, the Environment Act covers the key areas of Biodiversity, Air Quality, Waste, and Water. The impact on the planning system from the act will vary from application to application and we’re keen to share with you practical examples of how these issues are being delivered on the ground.

Why should you attend?

  • Find out the latest on the Environment Act and where are we now?
  • Hear practical tips on how to use and implement the BNG metric
  • Learn from how Bath and North East Somerset Council have been delivering BNG
  • Find out what does BNG mean for developers?
  • Understand more about Air Quality legislation and what this means
  • Hear about how Cornwall Council have been managing air quality
  • Learn more about the changing waste landscape and implications for planning
  • Find out about the future of refuse collection
  • Learn from how natural solutions to nutrient issues can unlock development
  • Understand more about Water Resource Management Plans

Download the full programme

Please note that the programme is still in draft stage. We reserve the right to update and amend the programme accordingly. We will do our best to keep the event programme current and reactive to any key legislation or guidance changes. 


Alexis Edwards

RMB Chair

Andy Mudd

Head of APSE Solutions

Aaron Smith

Planning Manager at Master Land & Planning Ltd

Dr Claire Holman

Air Pollution Services

Gemma Nelms

Associate at Stantec

James Langley

Group Leader (Environmental Protection) at Cornwall Council

Katharine Dai

Environmental Specialist – Water Resources at Thames Water

Kären Renshaw

Principal Ecologist at Bath & North East Somerset council

Michael Robinson-Moltke

Principal Waste and Circular Economy Consultant at Stantec

Richard Broadbent

Director at Freeths

Stephen Whitehurst

Senior Environmental Protection Officer at Cornwall Council

Tom Whitlock

Principal Ecologist for Devon County Council


Please follow the booking links below.  

If you wish to complete a group booking for one or more events / people then please contact [email protected] 

RTPI South West are also happy to support RTPI Members and Students who are unemployed or financially precluded from attending local CPD events. Please contact us 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.