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Tuesday, 21 May 2019 at 10:00AM - 4:30PM
Sandy Park Conference Centre, Exeter EX2 7NN, UK
RTPI South West


Following the success of last year’s CPD day we will again be offering a wide range of workshops on topics which have been specifically requested by RTPI members in the South West.  Attendees will be able to choose up to four interactive workshop sessions covering: specialist and technical planning knowledge; key skills for practicing planners; and issues in professional practice.  This provides an opportunity for participants to create a programme which is tailored to their specific interests and needs.

Download the Programme Summary and Full Programme

24 workshops to choose from...

Avoiding the fudge: taking a consistent approach to applying the flood risk sequential and exception test
Marcus Salmon, Sustainable Places Planning Specialist, Environment Agency – Devon, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Area

Basics of Habitats Regulations Assessment for Plans
Dr. Riki Therivel, Director of Levett-Therivel

Planning Enforcement – what tools to use and getting the best outcome?
Jon Drew, Enforcement Officer at Cornwall Council
Chris Cooper-Young, Cornwall Council

Grappling a viability negotiation
Russell Porter - Porter Planning Economics
Mark Felgate - M.E.D. Planning and Three Dragons 

Giving Evidence at Public Inquiries
Scott Stemp, No. 5 Chambers

Health Impact Assessments - Learning from real life project examples
Amber Morley, Consultant, Economics at Turley

Achieving Good Design
Ian Houlston and  David Wesselingh at LDA Design

Writing efficient, effective and focussed Appeal Statements’
Jeremy Sargent, Planning Inspector at PINS

Public Consultations - Getting it right from the start
Megan Tonner, Senior Consultant at Delib
Ben Fowkes, Commercial Director at Delib

L-APC Workshop

RTPI Membership

Proportionate EIA: An introduction to applying pragmatism to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Screening and Scoping Process.
Lucy Wood – Director of Environmental Planning at Barton Willmore
Joanna Meakin – Environmental Planner at Barton Willmore

Strategic waste planning and DM policies
Victoria Manning, Vitaka Consulting

CIL - a practitioner’s view 
Ros Eastman, Teignbridge District Council

Transport and Urban Design: Making the connections
Richard Latcham, Richard Latcham Ltd

Changing planning permission after it has been granted
Graham Gover LARTPI, Solicitor

Local Energy Planning
Cheryl Hiles and Hazel Williams from Regen

Mediation skills- essential tools for every planner
Deborah McCann

The Challenges of Curtilage Listing – the definitive answer’.
Jonathan Smith, Deputy Operational Director, Historic Environment at CgMs Heritage

When to ask for a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment and how to identify the Pitfalls
Maritta Boden, Associate Director - Landscape at WSP
Katy Mayhew , WSP

Delivering quality open space in new developments
Gary Hall, Urban Forward and Julie Tanner, Creating Excellence

NSIPs and the Development Consent Order Process
Kevin Gibbs, Senior Counsel – Head of Strategic Planning and Jennifer Holgate, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Housing need and delivery
Joanna Lee, Peter Brett Associates
Colin Danks, Peter Brett Associates

Professional Ethics
Craig McLaren, RTPI Director of Scotland and Ireland

Heritage - assessing the level of harm
Simon Hickman, Historic England

Are you a student / L-APC Candidate?

This year we will be including an L-APC Workshop and a session on Professional Ethics.

You can either attend this as part of your choices for the day, or if you wish you can attend just these sessions and pay reduced delegate fee.

Please contact

Have a question about RTPI Membership?

Colleagues from the RTPI Membership team will be on hand during lunch to answer any queries and advise which is the best path to membership.

Why should you book?

Here is what delegates had to say last year:

  • "A refreshing change to the format for an RTPI conference event, that has facilitated a more active learning environment and provided an opportunity to deliver a programme that can meet a broad range of needs and interests"
  • "Excellent day. The chance to move around, deal with a variety of topics and meet other people in different sessions is fantastic. Great range of choice. Length of sessions meant there was time for clear introductions to topics, particularly if unfamiliar to subject, and have time for some group discussions. Really enjoyed it, best event yet!"

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