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Politics in Planning

26 September 2024 at 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM / South East England / England / Online

26 September 2024 at 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
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RTPI South East | [email protected]

This webinar focuses on the ways in which planners engage with elected members and other politicians, with the aim of understanding how both groups can work together proactively.  Speakers include planning professionals and elected members who will share their experiences (both positive and negative) of settings such as planning committee, engagement in the Local Plan and interactions with Neighbourhood Planning. Overall, the session will provide a ‘safe space’ in which planners and members can explore their relative roles in the planning system and is aimed at both planners and elected members.

In this webinar speakers will consider:

  • To what extent should planning be ‘political’?
  • What are the limits of engagement between members and planners?
  • What underpins an effective member-officer relationship?
  • Why do relations between planners and politicians go wrong?

Through a combination of expert speakers and discussion, you will learn:

  • How planners and elected members see their relative roles in planning;
  • How planners and elected members can engage proactively with each other; and
  • What the appropriate limits of engagement are.