Localism Seminar – Tuesday 5th February 2013

Localism and planning: bringing developers and communities together or driving them apart?

It’s over a year since the Localism Bill received Royal Assent and became the Localism Act but what has actually changed for, developers and communities in the planning application process?

Join RPS and Athene for a free and exclusive, invite-only event with buffet lunch included, where we discuss:

  • How Localism has changed the planning process and key planning considerations for developers.
  • How communities are responding to powerful new neighbourhood planning tools.
  • Why you shouldn’t confuse Localism with the Localism Act.
  • Ways to avoid planning gridlock through a new approach to community engagement.
  • The secret to meaningful pre-application consultation, fit for purpose in the new era of Localism.

Our speakers:

  • Tom Walker, Director, Decentralisation & Neighbourhood Planning Team, Department for Communities and Local Government.
  • Sylvia Brown, Chief Executive, ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England).
  • Jonathan Smith, Associate Director, RPS Planning and Development.
  • Nyree Ambarchian, Director, Athene Community Engagement.

Where: The National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham, NG12 2LU.

When: Tuesday 5th Feruary 2013. The event starts at 12 noon with a buffet lunch and networking and finishes at 4pm.

Book now: Email [email protected] or call 01733 207330

This event is brought to you by: RPS – international planning and development consultancy and Athene Communications – specialists in public consultations and community engagement.