December 2018 - Nominations to Regional Committees for 2019
Regional Mangement Board
Vice Chair - Christopher Jesson
General Assembly Regional Representative - Lynette Swinburne
Regional Activities Commmittee
Young Planner - David Hutchinson
Glen Baker Adams
Members serving second year
Chair - John Scott, NRP Rep - Andrew Pritchard, Ian Lings, Shilpa Rasaiah, Alan Hardwick, Tanya Rountree, Maureen Darrie
November 2018 - President's visit
Early this month we hosted the President, John Acres on a visit to the Region. His first day saw discussions with officers and members from the Nottinghamshire local authorities on Strategic Planning across Greater Nottingham. This was followed by a site visit with officers from Gedling Borough Council to see the redevelopment plans for the former Gedling Colliery to deliver regeneration and housing.
John commented "I was really impressed with the close partnership working between the Greater Nottingham Authorities and it was good to see the comprehensive planning and early results emerging from the former Gedling Colliery site."
He then travelled to Leicester to attend the Memorial Service for past President John Dean, which was followed by an evening event celebrating 70 years of Planning. The speakers were Martin Bradshaw, Past President and Sir Peter Soulsby, City Mayor of Leicester. Sir Peter was presented with Honorary membership of the RTPI in recognition of his significant planning work to protect, enhance and regenerate Leicester City.
Grant Butterworth, Leicester City Council, Martin Bradshaw, Past RTPI President, Sir Peter Soulsby, City Mayor, Mrs A Dean, John Acres, RTPI President and Peter Wilkinson, Landmark Planning.
The second day saw John give the opening presentation at the Young Planners Conference attend the Gala Dinner and participate in the study tour to the proposed HS2 station site at Toton.
John said "It was great to see so many enthusiastic young planners, all keen to learn, contribute and network."
Congratulations to the Peak District National Park Authority, their award entry Stanton Moor Principles has won the Excellence in Planning for Heritage and Culture category in the National Awards.
Stanton Moor has been under significant risk from the impacts of quarrying over a number of years and through the work done this important area of the National Park has been conserved and enhanced.
We have several CPD events running in the region over the next few months - why not have a look at the events calendar.
We provide a range of services for our members in the East Midlands. As well as offering affordable seminars and events for professional development, we arrange social events, keep you up to date through newsletters and social media and provide local information and networking opportunities.
We welcome your views and opinions, and are always looking for new volunteers to assist in running events and helping in the region. Contact Sue Slack to find out more. Would you like to join our Regional Activities Committee? We meet four times a year to plan and organise events for members.
Moving house or changing your job?
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