|Date:||23 April 2015|
|Price||GBP 449 + VAT|
|Venue:||The Hatton (etc Venues)|
The job for local plans has not changed but the way in which they are to be prepared certainly has, with far more now the responsibility of the local planning authority itself. The onus on the local planning authority to justify its strategy and proposals with evidence is if anything event greater than ever. Joint working by planning authorities across functional areas and others is essential too.
These changes have certainly increased the demands on members and officers alike and have slowed the progress in plan coverage yet again as plans are taking longer and plans are found wanting at examination. Practice may now be catching up with policy however.
This event will review how practice is developing with sessions on how to do it, and with case studies from local planning authorities. It will provide an excellent update and basis for going forward.
This briefing & workshop will help you to:
1. Understand the challenges facing all those involved in spatial planning
2. Be involved in preparing sound plans that meet your needs
3. Update you on government planning and related reforms and their implications
4. Give examples of success in plan making and delivery, and what can be learned from experience so far
9.00 Registration and coffee
9.30 Welcome and introduction by the Chair
9.40 What the Government wants from Local Plans
10.20 Achieving soundness
11.00 Coffee and networking
11.20 Case law update
12.00 Evolving practice
12.40 Panel discussion
2.00 Making plans that work in delivering development
2.40 Dealing with shopping centres in Local Plans
3.20 Above boundaries – the Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Joint Core Strategy
4.00 Panel discussion
4.20 Chair’s closing comments