Download programmes, presentations and reports from previous RTPI South West events.
Please see listed below presentations from the last years RTPI SW events, click the speaker name to download presentations.
5 February, Taunton
Minerals and Waste Policy Update
Lonek Wojtulewicz from MHCLG
Current Issues in Waste and Planning – an Industry Perspective
Kris Furness, Senior Planning Manager, Recycling and recovery UK, Suez
Current Issues in Minerals Planning – Industry Perspective
David Payne, Senior Planning Advisor, Mineral Products Association
Waste production and management and how Somerset are approaching the increasing demands
Mickey Green, Managing Director at Somerset Waste Partnership
Safeguarding Cornwall's Mineral Resources
Ellie Inglis-Woolcock, Principal Development Officer (Local Plans), Cornwall Council
How can Minerals and Waste work towards the net zero emissions target / circular economy?
Alex Massie, Senior Consultant at Eunomia
Waste, reduce, re-use, recycle – the cost of our current lifestyle and Viridors plans to reduce their impact on the environment
Marcus Du Pree Thomas, Technology & Innovation Lead at Viridor at Energy RTPI event
The Circular Economy in Practice, the case of Wykes Farm, Somerset
Jason Fewell, Engineering Director at Wykes Farm
Minerals – Assessment and Mitigation
Paul Evans, Service Area Director at Wardell Armstrong
Imerys - Recycling, Restoration and Renewables
Gary Staddon, Real Estate and Business Development Manager at Imerys
Working with disused Minerals site to achieve sustainable economic development – Silverlake, Dorset
Richard Shaw, Director of Savills Planning
3 December, Bath Guildhall
Factors driving competitive local economies
Anthony Breach, Analyst, Centre for Cities
Exeter Growth Area
Andy Wood, Project Director, Exeter and East Devon Growth Point
National and Major Infrastructure Projects – capturing the benefits through planning
Claire Pearce, Director of planning and Economic Development for Gravity
Planning and employment land – allocate or protect?
Simon Prescott, Partner, Barton Willmore
Local industrial strategies – addressing the spatial planning dimension.
John Baker, Principal, Point Consultancy
Understanding the opportunities and limitations of the planning system in creating prosperity and employment
Chris Cobbold, Wessex Economics
Event Report - a summary of the key discussions
14 November 2019, Somerset County Cricket Ground, Taunton
Older Persons Housing - How Local Planning Authorities can help delivery
Lex Cumber, Business Development Director at Castleoak
Custom and Self Build Local Plan Policies – the good the bad and the ugly
Mario Wolf, NaCABA Task Force Director
The Geography and Governance of Green Belt: Conceptualising Alternative Governance Arrangements
Charles Goode, ESRC Doctoral Researcher in Urban and Regional Planning, University of Birmingham
Article on Local Communities and the Green Belt
RIBA Quality in the Built Environment Research Programme
Dan Stern, RIBA Senior Policy Advisor
Securing Quality Design and Standards in New Housing Developments
Julie Tanner, Creating Excellence
Seminar Report - a summary of the key messages and discussions
30 October, Bristol
- Janet Askew, Chair of RTPI International Committee outlined the RTPI International work
- Mike Fox, Director of Nash Partnership shared his personal experience of working internationally
- Dominik Byrne, Policy Lead at Bristol - Beira Link talked about how they are helping to build a sustainable future through community based projects in Mozambique.
16 October, The Eden Project
How to enable Healthy Placemaking? Overcoming barriers and learning from best practices.
Aude Bicquelet, RTPI Deputy Head of Policy & Research, Research
Managing Public Health – prioritising prevention through changing lifestyles
Kirsty Hill, Public Health Specialist at Devon County Council
Wellbeing – a useful concept for planners?
Roger Higman, Director, Network of Wellbeing
The role of green infrastructure in promoting active lifestyles: learning from Plymouth
Kat Deeney, Plymouth City Council
Promoting active lifestyles across the diverse communities of Birmingham
Karen Creavin, Chief Executive of The Active Wellbeing Society
Sport England – Role of planning for sport and activity through Active Environments & Active Design
Gary Parsons, Planning Manager at Sport England
A sporting chance for health?
Jacqueline Bennett MRTPI, Director, belap – Bennett Leisure and Planning Ltd
South West Coast path –a regional resource for wealth and health
Julian Gray, Director, South West Coast Path Association
1 October, Marriott Royal, Bristol
Case Law Update
Stephen Humphreys, Senior Associate, Burges Salmon
Hashi Mohamed, No 5 Chambers
EIA, SEA and Habitats Reg Update
Laura Fuller, Senior Associate,Burges Salmon
Amending Planning Permission
Sarah Sutherland, Senior Associate, Burges Salmon
Lifting the lid on PINS – an update on current changes
Sarah Richards, CEO of PINS
Workshop 1: EIA and Habitats in the application process – when to screen?
Laura Fuller and Lucy Metcalfe at Burges Salmon
Workshop 2: Preparing for Inquiries
Scott Stemp, No 5 Chambers
18 September, Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester
National Parks – looking forward to the next 70 years
Steve Avery, Executive Director for Strategy and Planning at the New Forest National Park Authority
Planning in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) – putting the purpose of AONB designation at the heart of the planning system
John Mills MRTPI, Planning and Landscape Officer at Cotswolds Conservation Board
Is the planning system protecting Rural England? The view from CPRE
Matt Thomson, Head of Land Use & Planning at CPRE
Agriculture under pressure – implications for future land use and planning
Paul Cottington, Environment Adviser at SW National Farmers Union
Delivering a productive rural economy – a challenge for the South West
David Fursdon, Chairman of Beeswax Dyson Farming and Chair of the South West Rural Productivity Commission
Hearing the 'rural voice' - governance and decision making in a rural planning authority
Flo Churchill, Director for Economic Development & Planning at Wiltshire Council
Delivering Low Impact Living in Rural Areas
Ruth Munns, Planning Manager at ELC and Oliver Bettany, Membership & Engagement Manager at ELC
Planning responses to innovative land-based enterprises: issues with farming and woodland management
Mark Walton, Director of Shared Assets
• Seeing the wood and the trees: woodland social enterprises and the planning system
• Understanding the planning system: a guide for smallholders and community food enterprise
Meeting Rural Housing Needs: The contribution of Rural Exception Sites
Martin Hutchings, Rural Housing Enabler at Gloucestershire Rural Community Council
18 July 2019, Uni of Plymouth
Net zero emissions in the UK by 2050 – how can it be done?
Tony Norton, Head of the Centre for Energy and the Environment at the University of Exeter
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Consenting processes for large and small scale infrastructure – a legal perspective
Sarah Holmes, Legal Director at Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
Broadband and Telecoms - the role of digital infrastructure in helping deliver a sustainable, low carbon world
Ollie Johnson, Point Topic
How is the water supply and wastewater treatment responding to Low Carbon pressures vs. growth in demand?
Rob Scarrott, Head of Water Resources and Water Efficiency, South West Water
How waste management is responding to the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and minimise the use of raw materials
Marcus Du Pree Thomas, Technology & Innovation Lead at Viridor
Launch of RTPI South West Research - Planning for a Smart Energy Future
Hazel Williams, Regen.
Cheryl Hiles, Pell Frischmann.
Nick Smith, UWE
Bernice Roberts, The Landmark Practice
Read more about the Research
Working with DNO on planning for energy
Paul Jewell, DSO Development Manager, Western Power Distribution
Smart energy systems – new challenges, new opportunities?
Dan Nicholls, Programme Manager - Cornwall Local Energy Market, Centrica Distributed Energy and Power
12 June 2019, The Lifeboat College, Poole
Poole Harbour Commissioners – Implementing the Master Plan for Poole Harbour
Phil Armstrong, Harbour Engineer, PHC
Delivering change across coastal and marine interface
Peter Barham, Peter Barham Environmental
Anticipated changes on the coast (sea level rise) and the need for a response
Marcus Salmon, Sustainable Places Planning Specialist at the Environment Agency
Justin Ridgewell, Flood and Coastal Risk Management Advisor at the Environment Agency
A proposed National Marine Park for Plymouth? – a new way to protect the marine environment.
Kaja Curry, Natural Infrastructure Officer at Plymouth City Council
Planning for economic activities offshore
Clare Kavanagh | Senior Marine Planner at Marine Management Organisation
The social issues facing coastal communities and planning responses
Dr Stephen Essex, Plymouth University
How coastal LPAs are addressing climate change in their planning policies
Dan Young, Portsmouth CC
21 May 2018, Exeter
1A - 'Planning Enforcement – what tools to use and getting the best outcome?'
1B - Creating places where people belong
1C - Health Impact Assessments - Learning from real life project examples
1D - Avoiding the fudge: taking a consistent approach to applying the flood risk sequential and exception test
1E - CIL - a practitioner's view
1F - Professional Ethics in Planning
2A - Writing efficient, effective and focussed Appeal Statements
2B - Grappling a viability negotiation
2C - Getting it right from the start: (pre-consultation engagement and survey design for analysis)
2D - Basics of Habitats Regulations Assessment for Plans
2E - Waste facilities: How to plan for essential infrastructure nobody wants.
2F - L-APC Workshop
2G - Mediation skills- essential tools for every planner
3A - Heritage - assessing the level of harm
3B - Proportionate EIA: An introduction to applying pragmatism to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Screening and Scoping Process
3C - Housing need and delivery
3D - When to ask for a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment and how to identify the Pitfalls
3E - Transport and Urban Design: Making the connections.
3F - Mediation skills- essential tools for every planner
4A - The Challenges of Curtilage Listing – the 'definitive answer'
4B - Changing a planning permission after it has been granted
4C - Using BfL12 to make better places
4D - Giving Evidence at Public Inquiries
4E - How are Major Infrastructure Projects consented?
4F - Local Energy Planning