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SW Urban and Rural Planning and the MOD

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 at 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Tidworth Garrison Theatre, St Andrews Rd, Tidworth, Wilts, SP9 7EP, UK
RTPI South West

Conference Information
The rebasing of the Army from Germany will mean around 4,300 service personnel and their families will relocate to Salisbury Plain, these moves are already underway.  This event will consider the spatial planning challenges of developing new housing, community and operational accommodation to provide for the rebased population.  Speakers from the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (MOD) and their appointed contractors will explore the process of making the overall Masterplan, the complexities involved in selecting and developing housing and “behind the wire” sites.  How the challenges of this complex historic and natural environment were met will also be considered including a review of the fascinating archaeological finds.  Other speakers will consider the experience from the standpoint of the planning authority.  In the afternoon a tour will take delegates out onto Salisbury Plain to examine its unique military history from WW1 to a modern training area.  The process followed in gaining planning permissions for over 900 service families houses and supporting behind the wire technical accommodation at Ludgershall, Tidworth, Upavon, Bulford and Larkhill has been shortlisted as a finalist in this year’s RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence, so this event is a unique opportunity to hear from some of the Planners and other professionals involved.    

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How to book
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