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Political Perspectives on Planning in A Post Brexit World

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 at 10:00AM - 4:30PM
STEAM Museum, Swindon SN2 2EY, UK
RTPI South West

Politics and planning are intrinsically linked. This event will hear from politicians on their perspectives on the planning process and how planning officers can work closer with politicians to achieve sustainable development. Speakers will include politicians with planning backgrounds to give a unique insight into contemporary challenges.

Speakers include:

  • Reflections on National Government Attempts to Reform the Planning System
    Lord Matthew Taylor of Goss Moor

  • The Planner and the Politician – A Personal View of Each Side of the Fence

    Gideon Amos OBE, Amos Ellis Consulting Limited & Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate in the 2017 General Election

  • Snakes and Ladders – Negotiating the Political Landscape
    Mike Hayes, CBE, Former RTPI President, Director, Mike Hayes Consulting

  • Planning and Local Politics
    Cllr Graham Parker, West Devon Borough Council

  • A Chair with a View
    Councillor Rachel Sutton, Labour Chair of Planning Committee, Exeter City Council

  • The Impacts of Brexit on Planning
    Janice Morphet, The Bartlett School of Planning, UCL

  • Conference Energiser – Dealing with the Media on Planning
    Mandy Pearce, Head of Public and Partner Relations, Plymouth City Council

How to book
Follow the online booking links below - you can pay online or request an invoice. We ask that you try to complete the purchase order number field at point of booking or forward soon after.

For multiple bookings accross the 2018 programme, you may download the booking form and email to

Exhibitor Opportunities

We now welcome exhibitors to showcase their firm, recent developments and to further engage with RTPI Members and professionals in planning. Please contact for further information.

0207 929 8190