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Online CPD - Planning for Strategic Development Sites

RTPI Training Masterclass
24 July 2024 at 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM / National / International / Europe / United Kingdom / Training

24 July 2024 at 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
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RTPI Training | [email protected]

Core CPD Framework:

- Placemaking and Design

- Development and Infrastructure Design

- 7 CPD hours


Masterclass aim:

Strategic development sites, such as new settlements, new urban neighbourhoods or urban extensions, can offer genuinely sustainable solutions to the housing challenge as well as help achieve other critical environmental and place making objectives.

Using practice examples and experience, this Masterclass aims to provide key knowledge and insights on how best to navigate strategic sites through the planning system, from early inception and Local Plans to securing planning permissions and managing the places longer-term.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand how best to select and defend a strategic site through the Local Plan process, including evidence and joint working approaches, and the pitfalls to avoid.
  • Identify and appraise the different design tools and documents that can be used to ensure a high-quality but adaptable place can be delivered.
  • Review the nature and structure of outline planning applications and permissions as the basis for future delivery, and what to avoid.
  • Understand the timing, nature and advantages and disadvantages of different engagement approaches and the methods and techniques to be employed.
  • Make the connections between the plan making and development management processes in order to achieve sustainable development objectives and delivery of the sites.
  • Build your confidence about how best to progress sites in your areas and manage the risks.
  • Identify the principal options for how strategic sites can be managed and governed for the benefit of the community and longer-term place making.

Masterclass is delivered by an expert trainer in the field.

CPD Masterclass structure:

You will start with the Self-guided Learning that consists of Trainer’s video presentations and exercises on the RTPI Learn platform. This flexible learning prepares you for the Live Interactive Webinar with your Expert Trainer to address your questions and for the discussions with your peers. The Self-guided Learning section will take at least 4 hours to complete. The Joining Instructions are sent on the day that the Self-guided Learning opens, or after your booking has been processed, if booked after the Self-guided Learning start date. 

  • Self-guided Learning opens for you from 13 June 2024
  • Live Interactive Webinar: 24 July 2024 (14:00 to 16:30)

Masterclass booking guidance

  • RTPI Members have to log into their RTPI account to make the booking
  • Booking for non-members can be done as a group booking by their administrators
  • If your organisation is not registered on the RTPI system, it will need to be done by contacting the finance team: [email protected]
  • Invoice bookings are available, if the organisation is the fee payer 
  • Please check our Booking FAQs for more information
  • All our online Masterclasses are recorded by default
  • If you need further assistance with your booking, email [email protected] or contact us on 020 7929 8400