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The RTPI North East runs a wide range of events to support your learning needs and features popular events such as Planning Law and Housing updates as well as a webinars and breakfast seminars. Feedback from our delegates continues to shape our programme and venues are chosen for ease of access, location and facilities.

We offer a range of events from webinars (free to members), breakfast, half and full day seminars. You can view all our events here – some offer you a regional prospective while overs offer a wider range of thought.  We continue to offer a superb range of speakers to help you develop your knowledge and expertise.

Alternatively, you may be interested in the RTPI Training Masterclasses online.  Offering high quality training and learning for all professionals in the planning environment.  An innovative programme of skills and knowledge master classes is designed and delivery by a team of
industry experts.

You may also be interested in our online training site, RTPI Learn.  It offers free modules for planners.  The modules are a mixture of text, web links, video clips as well as interactive quizzes.

Networking Events

As well as the annual awards dinner, we also hold a members reception and you may be interested in the wide range of events that the Young Planners organise.


RTPI NE Annual General Meeting - 4 December 

2024 CPD and Events Programme (further details coming soon)

  • Devolution in the North East - The Opportunity? - Tuesday 27 February
  • Spring Planning Law Update (half-day) Monday 4 March
  • The Planner Live North - Collaboration, Competition and Community - Tuesday 19 March
  • Planning for Net Zero - Monday 29 April
  • Planning for Wellbeing - Creating Places That Keep Us Well - Monday 13 May
  • Bishop Auckland: Heritage led Regeneration of a Historic Town (includes site visits) - Wednesday 5 June
  • Housing for all 2024 - Where are we now? Where do we need to go? - Monday 8 July
  • Strategic Planning in the North East - The costs and opportunities (free event) - Monday 9 September
  • Autumn Planning Law Update (half-day) - Monday 7 October
  • Public Consultation - Climbing the Ladder to Participatory Planning (half-day) - Monday 21 October
  • Technicalities of Planning - Monday 18 November


  • Natural Recovery Strategies - Thursday 8 August
  • Transport and Planning - Monday 11 November

Social Events

Future events

Take a look at our latest events here.

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