President's visit to the Region
The President Ian Tant visited the Region on what must have been two of the hottest days of 2019 on 24 and 25 July. He spent the first day in Chesterfield, hosted by Chesterfield Borough Council. Ian was shown two town centre redevelopment housing sites, one on the site of the former Saltergate football ground and the other on former NHS land. Later he saw further regeneration projects: a New Premier Inn in a former Co-op, a new enterprise centre and redeveloped multi-storey car park and the major redevelopment at the Waterside site, all showing the Borough Council's ambitions and commitment to regeneration.
The following day Ian was a guest of the Peak District National Park. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside side Act, which led to the Peak District being designated the first UK National Park. He visited the village of Hathersage and saw the excellent redevelopment of listed barns at Hathersage Hall into a business centre and the creation of public space and toilets in the village centre. Later he visited Stanton Moor to see the RTPI Award winning scheme to protect the moorland and Scheduled Monument from further quarrying.
Regional Awards for Planning Excellence.
We have received 26 high quality entries into our awards so we can now get started on the judging process.
Award winners will be announced at our Awards evening on 26 September at The Roundhouse, Derby.
See our Awards page for more details.
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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