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           SOUTH WEST


           South West
          Ground Floor
        East Reach House
           East Reach
             TA1 3EN
                                        Issued September 2009

                                                      Registered Charity No. 262865
                                        Scottish Charity Registration No. SC037841
                           Registered Address: 41 Botolph Lane, London EC3R 8DL
    The RTPI South West organises an annual programme of
      affordable and accessible conferences to support the
     continuous professional development of its members.

                     PRICES FOR EACH PLACE FOR DAY

               Members/Non Members                              £ 75 + VAT
               Retired Members                                  £ 31 + VAT
               Full Time Students/Unwaged                       £ 21 + VAT


               For bookings made before 31st January 2010
                   the following discounts are available:

            5% off for three or more delegates or meetings
            10% off for six or more delegates or meetings
            15% off for ten or more delegates or meetings

Please note:

•   All conferences/workshops will commence at 9.30 am and finish by approx. 4.00 pm
•   Information about the availability of financial assistance for carers is available
•   Whilst every effort is made to keep to the programme attached, the RTPI SW reserves
    the right to make changes if necessary
•                                                                                conference.
    Notification of cancellations must be received at least 7 days prior to the conference
•   No refund will be given for cancellations after this date. Non arrival will result in a
    charge of 100% of the delegate fee. Substitute delegates can be accepted at any
                                                  BLOCK BOOKING FORM
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Friday 29th January 2010 – Armada House, Bristol
Delivering Housing in a Fragile Market
Delivering new housing has never been so challenging and expectations so
great! Planning will undoubtedly take centre stage in the housing industry’s
revival and transformation, but this will require commitment to addressing climate
change and its impacts. An understanding of how this is assessed will be crucial.
Our speakers will examine what the numbers are telling us, how development
economics and new sustainability standards are affecting the housing industry
and how we can enable delivery in turbulent times.
Friday 26th February 2010 – The Brewhouse, Taunton
Development Management – SPONSORED BY ASHFORDS
An update on planning law and thoughts on issues facing those at the “coal face”
of Development Management (Development Control) with workshop sessions in
the afternoon to consider the issues in more depth. Always a popular
conference which needs to be booked early.
Friday 19th March 2010 – The Innovation Centre, Exeter
Planning for Commerce
The pace of the economic downturn has had a profound impact upon town
centres, retail centres, business parks and industrial estates. The availability of
local employment is clearly at the fore, but the cumulative impact upon vitality
and sense of place can be equally marked. The vulnerability of some areas has
been exposed, but it has also thrown up new opportunities to review the function
of our commercial centres. Our guest speakers will explore how PPS4 will
impact on regeneration and rejuvenation, and consider the case for flexibility,
invention and innovation.
Friday 23rd April 2010 – SCAT, Taunton
Community Infrastructure Levy & Other Innovative Mechanisms for
Collecting Contributions
Never far from the pages of Planning, the introduction of the CIL and its
integration with traditional mechanisms for securing developer contributions,
requires careful consideration. The CIL has the opportunity to embody the
spatial approach to planning, but this will require a co-ordinated approach to
identifying and evaluating the community needs arising from new development.
Our guest speakers will surmise the latest guidance and highlight good practice
in preparing an evidence base, formulating LDD’s and lessons learnt!
Friday 21st May 2010 – RNLI, Poole
Coastal Planning
Climate change is predicted to heighten the risk of tidal flooding and coastal
erosion, together with changes to our ecology and landscapes. New
opportunities for renewable energy sources from our waves, tides and offshore
winds are also becoming a reality and a number of schemes are on the horizon!
Our guest speakers will highlight the implications of the Marine Bill and consider
the challenges facing the South West’s coastal areas.
Friday 18th June 2010 – Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester
Planning for Amenity
Our understanding of public and private open space continues to evolve. As
housing densities in urban areas increase, we ask whether the quality of space
can displace quantity? The SW Region boasts some pioneering examples of
how to enhance the value of existing open spaces, create new strategic green
spaces and alternative natural green spaces. Our guest speakers are drawn
from across the SW region and will share their experience of assembling
evidence, formulating strategies, establishing delivery mechanisms and creating
new or improved amenity space.
Wednesday 14th July 2010 – Roland Levinsky Building, Uni. of Plymouth
Regional Planning & LDFs
Well who knows where we will be with the RSS by July 2010! … but whatever
the future holds this is our chance to reflect on progress and what this means for
delivery in the South West. Our guest speakers will highlight best practice in
preparing LDFs, with the focus moving from Core Strategies to site allocation
documents, AAPs and the CIL. We will endeavour to provide a balance between
practical advice and critical review of the performance of LDFs in delivering
 Wednesday 8th September 2010 – Dartington Hall, Totnes
 Rural Planning
 With huge emphasis placed on development associated with the South West’s
 urban areas – do we have a positive national and regional vision for sustaining
 rural areas? Our guest speakers will endeavour to answer this question and look
 at local solutions. With climate change at the heart of the profession,
 consideration will also be given to opportunities to deliver new forms of rural
 development – inspired by the granting of the LAMMAS development in Presseli,
 Friday 15th October 2010 – The Gallery, Eden Project, St Austell
 Climate Change – Delivering Essential Waste, Energy and Flood
 Management Infrastructure
 With the recent announcement of a geothermal renewable energy scheme, we
 are delighted that the Eden Project will play host to this conference. Our
 excellent range of guest speakers will bring you up to speed on the scale of the
 challenge, assessment methods, current best practice, technological innovation
 and design. We’ll look at the drivers behind delivering new infrastructure and
 just what makes it so essential! With the IPC based in the SW region, we will
 also seek an insight into how it is dealing with Nationally Significant
 Infrastructure Projects.
 Thursday 11th November 2010 - Burges Salmon Offices, Bristol
 Development Management - SPONSORED BY BURGESS SALMON
 An update on planning law and thoughts on issues facing those at the “coal face”
 of Development Management (Development Control) with workshop sessions in
 the afternoon to consider the issues in more depth. Always a popular
 conference which needs to be booked early.
 Friday 10th December 2010 – The Guildhall, Bath
 Our guest speakers will explore best practice in design, the implications of new
 sustainability standards (such as the code for sustainable homes) upon new
 development. We will also take the opportunity to see how the reform of
 heritage designations has bedded in and the implications for keeping the fabric
 of our historic towns alive.
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Please indicate the meetings you (and/or your colleagues) wish to attend, and return the completed form to the address indicated below.
Note: Payment of fees has been made flexible to enable you or your organisation to benefit from the discount offer, e.g. booking before 31st
January 2010 but payment from 2009/2010 or 2010/2011 budget. Cheques to be made payable to RTPI South West

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