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Joint Local Plans: Strategic Planning Reborn

Thursday, 14 February 2019 at 10:00AM - 4:30PM
Bristol Marriott Royal, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TA, UK
RTPI South West

Across the South West, Joint Local Plans are being prepared as means of addressing the challenge of positive plan making to meet the requirements of the NPPF.  This event seeks to learn from experience to date addressing key issues such as governance, management and resourcing of joint plan making; combining strategic and local levels of policy making; assembling an objective evidence base matched to market realities and geographies; engaging stakeholder and community interests; and navigating the SEA and examination process.  The speakers will reflect on their practical experience at different stages in the Joint Local Plan making process, including a private sector planning perspective.

Speaker and topics include:

  • Planning to Plan Together
    John Baker, Director Point Consultancy Ltd

  • Government policy on joint plans
    Simon Gallagher, Director of Planning at MHCLG

  • Examining Joint Local Plans
    Jerry Youle - Group Manager Local Plans at the Planning Inspectorate

  • Understanding and handling housing provision across boundaries and functional areas
    Jo Lee – Associate of Peter Brett Associates

  • Attracting investment using a joint plan for a functional area and the implications of a combined authority
    Laura Ambler, Head of Housing and Planning at West of England Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership

  • Developing the  Greater Exeter Strategic Plan
    Simon Thornley Business Manager Strategic Place at Teignbridge District Council

  • The story of the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan.
    Richard Grant, Strategic Planning Manager (Joint Local Plan) at 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 2019 programme, you may download the group booking form and email to  

Download the full 2019 programme.

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