Planning Seminar: Neighbourhood Plans And Community Engagement: Getting The Best Out Of The Process

Online Training Seminar

Planning is pleased to announce its first online training seminar, which is available to purchase now and will be released on Thursday 19th February 2015.

If you missed Planning’s live seminar on Neighbourhood Plans and Community Engagement, which took place on 12th February, tap into our practical online seminar without leaving your desk. We will bring each session in the form of online videos, slides, summaries and key take aways.

This dynamic learning experience has been designed to empower local authorities and communities when initiating their neighbourhood development plans.

To provide you with the necessary tools and expertise required to get the best out of the neighbourhood planning process, the seminar will highlight best practice advice and examples gleaned from case studies of successful neighbourhood plans produced by a local authority and a local community.

Check this short video below to get a taste of what's in store:

What's included?

Neighbourhood Plans and Community Engagement – Online Seminar 

Opening Remarks

Speaker: Stephen Morgan, Barrister, Landmark Chambers

The Engagement of Local Communities in the Process – Case Study: Cringleford Neighbourhood Plan

Speaker: Pr Malcolm Wagstaff , Professor Emeritus, Universtity of Southampton; Member of Cringleford Parish Council; Chairman of the Cringleford Neighbourhood Development Team

Video, presentation

Expert Advice: How to ensure a neighbourhood plan passes referendum and gets adopted 

Speaker: Tim Jones , Barrister FCIarb, No 5 Chambers

Video, presentation

Panel Discussion: What a neighbourhood plan can deliver beyond the existing strategic planning framework


Josef Ransley , Councillor, Kirdford Parish Council || Presentation & video included

Maria Dunn , Senior Forward Planning Officer, Wyre Forest District Council || Video included

Miranda Pearce , Team leader, Decentralisation and Neighbourhood Planning Team Department for Communities and Local Government || Presentation included

Video of individual speaker sessions and presentations

Key take-away summary of Q&A session

Summary report

Why should you tune in?

- For local authorities: familiarise yourself with the consultation and community engagement processes and gain insights into how to approach neighbourhood planning

- For local communities: learn from the experiences of successful neighbourhood plans as well as practical tips on approaching engagement

- Gain expert legal advice on how to produce an evidence base and insights on policies that can be included in your neighbourhood plan

- Understand the main challenges that are facing the industry in extended Q&As at the end of each session – our distinguished speakers will be representing both urban and rural areas

Who should tune in?

This practical online seminar is a must for local authorities as well as local communities embarking on the production of a neighbourhood plan, to gain useful tools and practical advice in order to get the best out of the process.


FULL PRICE - £79.99

For group bookings, please contact to receive a bespoke quote.

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We will email you access to the online content after you fill out the registration form.

What Attendees Say About Planning Conferences... 

"A great event with wise people who spoke wise words and attended by senior industry guru's. An event you cannot afford to miss!"
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"Well balanced and addresses some of the key issues facing planning professionals" 
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