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Sustainability Appraisal: current and emerging issues - London

Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Etc venues, Bishopsgate Court, 4-12 Norton Folgate, London E1 6DQ, UK
RTPI Training

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Delegate numbers are restricted to enhance learning outcomes




Course Aim

Challenges in Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental Assessment SA/SEA) within the UK relate to: recent legal judgements, statements made by planning inspectors or the courts in regards to the role of SA/SEA, and updated guidance on assessments.

Through a combination of expert trainer input, discussion and group work, you will:

  • Refresh knowledge on the SA/SEA process and legal requirements
  • Take a critical look at how SA/SEA has been undertaken alongside local development plan-making in practice, including Neighbourhood/Community plans
  • Learn about current issues in SEA/SA
  • Understand current and emerging issues in HRA (Habitat Regulations Assessment)

RTPI Core CPD LogoCore CPD Framework:

- Environmental Planning
- Planning Law and Process


Our trainer - Taran Livingston


Taran is an expert in Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA),
sustainability appraisal (SA) and Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA)
having worked on over 30 SAs and 15 HRAs of all types of development
plans since the introduction of statutory requirements for SA/SEA and

Taran also has extensive experience of strategic planning, including
undertaking evidence base studies, plan preparation and strategic site
assessments. Taran is an experienced trainer having provided bespoke
training on SA/SEA and HRA to Natural England, Natural Resources Wales,
Environment Agency and Local Planning Authority officers as well as guest lectures to Planning Masters students at various universities.














This course compliments the RTPI Learn module Planning for Climate Change.

The RTPI supports the adoption of all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and this course specifically supports:

SDG 5 SDG 7 SDG 9 SDG 11 SDG 13 UN Emblem

Please note there is limited availability for Licentiate, Independent Consultants and concessions. To be eligible for the Independent Consultant rate, you need to be member of the Independent Consultants Network (ICN). For the RTPI concessions rate, you need to be a RTPI student, unemployed or retired member. You will need your membership number and password to book.

If you are having difficulties booking please contact us on 020 7929 8400 or email