12 October. RTPI. Eversheds, Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester.
The role of infrastructure in plan preparation has proved a challenging development in the post-2004 spatial planning world. This event will look at developing experience and good practice in emerging development plan documents with updates on the future of the community infrastructure levy and major project planning.
Cost: £85 + VAT; limited £20 tickets for students and unemployed; half price for retired members.
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Planning in Wales Beyond 2010
11 October. RTPI Cymru. Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University.
This is your opportunity to contribute to what RTPI Cymru will ask of the next Welsh Assembly. We are in difficult times facing public sector cuts and yet we have a planning system which has demanding requirements to build today's and tomorrow's sustainable communities. Following the GVA Grimley report into the planning system in Wales, the government is working on a range of initiatives to respond to its recommendations. This debate aims to discuss issues pertinent to planners across Wales whether they work in government, local authorities, regeneration, consultancy or community, not forgetting those who have faced redundancy. It will be chaired by Barton Willmore director Robin Shepherd. He will be joined by a panel including Powys County Council service manager for development control and Planning Officers Society Wales chair Alan Southerby, Welsh Assembly Government chief planner Rosemary Thomas, Planning Inspectorate director for Wales John Davies, Morag Ellis QC of the Planning and Environmental Bar Association, planning consultant and lead author of the GVA Grimley report Tim Gent, Barratt Homes senior land manager Gareth Hawke on behalf of the Home Builders Federation and Planning Aid Wales case manager James Davies.
Cost: Free for RTPI members.
For more information, please visit www.rtpi.org.uk/download/10068/SW-Debate-Booking-Form.doc.