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Forthcoming events:

13 June - Waste Water Treatment works tour and talk, Bournemouth
22 July -  Planning Consultations and Engagement CPD and Social with RTPI President, Bournemouth

Recent events:

 "The Dorset Young Planners had a fun filled and competitive spring social on the 17 April which was well attended by a range of planners from the public and private sectors. We had a fun night at Mr Mulligans in Bournemouth playing crazy golf and networking.

Big thanks to everyone that came along and to Carrington West for their kind sponsorship and for coming along and getting stuck in too.

Looking forward to our next event on nutrient neutrality which will be a bit different and held at the Waste Water Treatment works. You can sign up for this one now, and look out for details of our next social which will be in summertime!"


"On 25 January the Dorset Young Planners had a fascinating evening for our Day of the Dead planning themed event (which was meant to be on the day of the dead last November but the weather had other ideas)!

A huge thank you to Dr James Weir, Steve Wallis, Abby Bryant and Bianca San Martin for coming along sharing your fascinating insights into your practise🙏🏽

Steve shared a presentation on 'The Pit of Doom and other burials', which will included a talk around the executed Vikings from the Weymouth Relief Road and how this fits in with local archaeology, and changing attitudes to the excavation of human remains.

James' talk was titled 'From cemetery to open-air sitting room’: St George’s Gardens, Bloomsbury, which explored the history of the well loved gardens in Bloomsbury which were once burial grounds for nearby churches.

Bianca and Abby shared Top tips if you don’t want the historic environment to be the death of your scheme. They also  explored a series of recent projects to chart archaeological opportunities and pitfalls.

Thank you to Savills for sponsoring and hosting the event"

The Dorset Young Planners kicked off the festive season with a brilliant games night at the Boom Battle Bar in Bournemouth on the 30 November 2023.

Competitive shuffleboard and lots of mini games were enjoyed with drinks, a buffet and lots of time to socialise in between. It was great to see new faces and old, and a chance to celebrate all that we have achieved throughout the year!  

A huge thank you to Park Avenue for sponsoring the event and to Dorset YP Chair Millie Rose for organising. Keep an eye out for our next event in 2024 

Merry Christmas from Dorset Young Planners!”










"On the 17 August Dorset Young Planners had a great night for their annual summer social in Poole, which by some miracle actually included some sunshine. Young Planners got to sample some Turkish delicacies at the local restaurant before then embarking on the boat for a tour of the Harbour ending with a magnificent firework show. 

Massive thanks to everyone that came along and to Carrington West for their kind sponsorship which enabled the event to happen"
Amelia Rose, Chair of Dorset Young Planners

"On 29th June
Dorset Young Planners hosted a tour of Canford SANG in Bournemouth followed by further CPD and networking at the Hamworthy Club. Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace [“SANG”] is a greenspace that is of a quality and type suitable to be used as an area of mitigation to offset the impact of new residential development, similar to a country park but with a specific purpose to reduce recreational pressures on sensitive habitats.

RTPI Members and Young Planners went on a guided tour of Canford Park SANG with expert speakers who will give their professional perspectives on the purpose of SANGs, securing SANGs through the planning process and their management and why SANGs have strategic importance (amongst others).

A massive thanks again to Brett Spiller of Chapman Lily Planning, Jade North from Dorset Council UK and Sam Mckirdy, SANG Manager, for sharing your wealth of knowledge on all things SANGs/heathlands/mitigation

Thank you also to Chapman Lily Planning Ltd for your kind sponsorship and to Lucy Morgan and Phillippa Gatehouse for organising an amazing event."

Amelia Rose, Chair of Dorset Young Planners