- Scottish Renewables Planning Conference

7 December. RTPI Scotland. Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor.

This conference will discuss the changes to PAN45 and the influence of other guidance along with industry reaction, good practice in small-scale development and good practice when developing and using supplementary planning guidance.

Cost: £110 + VAT for Scottish Renewables or RTPI members; £160 + VAT for non-members; £135 +VAT for public sector.

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- Planning in the Current Economic Climate

30 November. RTPI Conferences. Rubens Hotel, Buckingham Palace Road, London.

As the economy emerges from recession, what are the implications for planners? Understanding the likely scale, form and pace of development will be critical for local authorities to plan successfully. This workshop will focus on residential, retail and commercial development and set out potential future patterns of change.

Cost: £449 + VAT; £349 + VAT for members; £140 + VAT for students, licentiates and unemployed.

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- Assessment of Professional Competence

1 December. National Association for Planning Enforcement. RTPI, 41 Botolph Lane, London.

This event will not only provide an overview of the assessment process but also establish what assessors are looking for in a final submission. This will be an informal event with opportunities for questions.

Cost: Free; places limited.

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- David Fryer Memorial Lecture

1 December. RTPI South East. Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane Campus, Headington.

Planning effectively for sustainable economic growth requires that a clear, evidence-based economic strategy is in place. All too often, economic strategies have to be retrofitted into an existing planning and spatial framework and the two do not necessarily join up.

Cost: Free; buffer supper sponsored by Savills.

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