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The Planner to host neighbourhood planning webinar on 17th November

Words: Martin Read

Are communities now able to influence local development as the Localism Act envisioned - or are barriers to successful neighbourhood planning proving insurmountable?

The webinar event, run in association with RTPI Conferences, will see three experts discussing the state of neighbourhood planning in 2015. Readers will have the chance to watch the presentations as they happen and get involved by asking questions as the event is taking place. The webinar will be broadcast between 1:00pm to 2:00pm on Tuesday, 17th November.

Over the course of the hour-long webinar, produced we’ll be asking:

  - Is neighbourhood planning an example of ‘direct democracy’ working as intended

  - Has the sheen come off ‘localism’?

  - How can conflict between local and neighbourhood plans be managed?

  - What role do professional planners have to play in neighbourhood planning?

The three speakers presenting on the day are:

Tony Burton, founder of Civic Voice and one of the architects of neighbourhood planning and an independent Examiner.

John Romanski, Planning Aid England’s Senior Advisor. He sits on the Neighbourhood Planning Independent Examiner Referral Service (NPIERS).

Liz Beth, an experienced and accredited Examiner for neighbourhood plans with NPIERS. Her recent work has focused on Neighbourhood Planning, Community Engagement and Training.

Following the presentations the event will enter into Q&A mode with questions submitted from readers introduced into the discussion.

Sign up to watch and take part

Planner readers are invited to view the webinar, for which registration is required in advance. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!