RTPI London Event: Inter-University Quiz – 8 March 2017

CALLING ALL STUDENTS!

Pitch your planning and general knowledge against other London based Planning University teams for the Inter-Uni Quiz!  Last years was so popular (and fun) we thought we would run it again.

All event details can be found here.

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With thanks to Arup who are sponsoring this University Challange.

 

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RTPI London: Networking Drinks – 16 February 2017

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Help RTPI London kick off 2017 with a social and networking drinks at The Yorkshire Grey pub.  Sponsorshed by Osborne Richardson, come celebrate that ‘dry’ January is over and spring is just around the corner.  Drinks and nibbles will be provided, all you need to bring is yourselves.
Only the final few places left – so be quick!

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Video of ‘The Big Debate’ – 30 Jan 2017?

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Did you miss The Big Debate, held at the NLA on 30 January 2017?  Fear not, you can watch the video here.

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RTPI London Event Notice:Planning Enforcement Conference – 24 February

RTPI London are holding a half day planning enforcement conference at Brent Civic Centre on 24th February.

This will look at Development Management through:

  • Policy and practice
  • Changing behaviours
  • Legislation
  • and a workshop on The Future of Planning Enforcement.

This will be an interactive CPD event and includes presentations from legal, public and private sector practioners.

Speakers:

  • Neill Whittaker, Associate Ivy Legal (NAPE)
  • Ed Grant Barrister 6 Pump Court
  • Tim Rolt, Planning Enforcement Manager LB Brent
  • Des Adumkwe Planning Enforcement Manager LB Hounslow
  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea – TBC
  • Planning Aid Speaker – TBC

Spaces are limited, please don’t hesitate to book.
This half day conference is made affordable through the sponsorship of Oyster Partnership.

 

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Permitted development rights: Latest changes and impacts on London – 8 February 2017

Wednesday 8 February 2017, 6pm TfL HQ, 55 Broadway, London SW1H 0BD                                                                              (above St James’ Park Underground Station).

Office to residential permitted development (PD) rights are now a permanent feature of the planning system and the Government appears intent on further reforms to widen the use of the prior approval process.

This CPD event will explore:

  • the mechanics of the PD rights
  • their impacts on London
  • key appeal decisions
  • and further changes that may be on the horizon.

Join RTPI London, Mike Derbyshire – Head of Planning, Bidwells and John East – Strategic Director for Growth and Homes, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and formerly Director of Planning at London Borough of Newham – present, debate and discuss the future impacts of PD rights on London.

Booking lines are open.

Refreshments

Tea and coffee on arrival. Post-event networking drinks sponsored by Bidwells.

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Happy New Year from RTPI London: Review of 2016

On behalf of RTPI London I would like to wish all members a Happy New Year.

I was delighted with the opportunity to be chair in 2016, in what was an incredibly exciting time for the capital with the Mayoral election. When I was elected to the position of Junior Vice Chair, I noted that I wanted to build the RTPI’s inter professional links within London, bolster the Planning Aid service and increase membership and the diversity of our committee. These main aims and those linked to mayoral series formed part of a 5 point plan for the region, on which the business plan has been developed.  This is an opportunity to reflect on these elements

Capitalise on the opportunity of the mayoral election to shape the planning debate

The region ran a series of debate sessions on main planning issues ahead of the election. The events on health, transport, strategic planning, environment, housing and devolution have been carved. The series culminated in a planning summit on the 27th October, charting the initial actions of the new Mayor. Attended by over 100 people this was a real opportunity to boost the profile of the institute.

Continue to build links with other inter professional bodies and wider RTPI networks.

We were delighted that we had the opportunity to work with inter professional bodies to deliver an inter professional hustings which was highly effective and we managed to engage with parties with our planning asks. Further we are integrating with RTPI networks and non planning firms on some of our other events.

Ensure as sustainable Planning Aid service in London.

We launched Planning Aid England in London earlier this year and now have a healthy membership and a keen task group to help shape our outreach and other activities. The focus for 2016 is learning from other regions, particularly the work conducted by the West Midlands region on a sustainable planning system.

Ensuring core CPD events are delivered.

We need to add value for members by organising a series of topical, useful CPD sessions. We have become known for the core events which are increasingly popular. These included the Law update, CIL and regular APC events. We delivered 33 events across the year.

Increasing membership and the breadth of our committee – The region has an increasing number of members, but the number of chartered members has declines, retired membership has increased and licentiates / students have increased. The region is keen to ensure that we engage with our members and ensure that student and licentiate members become chartered by giving them the support they need. To that end we engaged with Universities and ran APC events, we are wrote to all LPA’s and RTPI Learning Partners, providing a bulletin of activities and encouraging participation. Further we want to ensure a diverse and effective committee.

The above is recognised in our 2016 Annual Report, which we will post on the website. It has been a great opportunity to be chair which I have thoroughly enjoyed.  I want to take this opportunity to thank our 2016 Regional Management Board (RMB) and Activities Committee (RAC) for all of their hard work throughout the year to make this possible and for those moving away from the region, we wish you the best of luck.

We look forward to a great year in 2017 under the stewardship of Annabel Osborne our 2017 chair.

Andrew Dorrian (RTPI London Chair: 2016)

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RTPI London Annual General Meeting – 17 November 2016, 55 Broadway, SW1H 0BD, 6.30pm (Join us)

RTPI London has had an amazing year with over 30 free / low cost events and a Mayoral campaign delivered. On 17 November, we will be electing our new Chair and committees for 2017, discussing past and future events and of course, networking! Please join us for a chat, drink and maybe you would like to get involved during 2017…? Email Lucy (Lucy.Barton@rtpi.org.uk) to register your place, or to find out more information.

The AGM will be held at 6.30pm in the District Room, 55 Broadway, London.

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Inter-professional Pub Quiz – 24 November 2016

RTPI London and RICS Matrics invites you to join us for this year’s long overdue but immensely popular pub quiz. Come and test your general and property related knowledge alongside other young professionals  across the planning and real estate sector.

Teams will be mixed in order to make the most of this great opportunity for RICS Matrix and RTPI London members to network.  Please register as an individual and you will be put in a team on the night.

There is a cost of £12.50 to enter.

Refreshments will be provided and there will be prizes for the winning teams.

This promises to be a great evening so book early to avoid disappointment.

Booking and more information.

 

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RTPI London Planning Summit – To 2020 and Beyond: ‘A fairer and more affordable city’ – a challenge for London Planners – Coin Street, 27 October 2016 8.30am-5pm

The summit focuses on the fairer and more affordable city and asks, how as planners can we achieve this and ensure all Londoners benefit from the city’s prosperity?

Hear from James Murray, Deputy Mayor, Housing and Residential Development about the route plan to 50% genuinely affordable homes, response to starter homes and right to buy, the plan to unlock surplus land, building capacity within the public sector & developing skills and capacity in the construction sector.

 

With support from Bidwells, Osborne Richardson and BDP this event has attracted a range of top speakers including  John Lett, Strategic Planning Manager, GLA, Alex Williams, Director or Borough Planning, TfL, Lisa Taylor Director Future of London, Peter Village, 39 Essex Chambers, Mairead Carroll, National Housing Federation and more. All speakers will be grappling with the planning priorities we published in February asking how the Mayor can deliver on these priorities.

Additionally, with huge thanks to Osborne Richardson, we have the opportunity to offer you the chance to book a 1-2-1 careers session.  Any questions answered, advice given or information shared – how you use your 1-2-1 session is up to you ,but you will find it invaluable!  For more information, please email Lucy.

View the programme to find out more on who’s speaking and which workshop you can choose to attend.  Book your space now!

Sponsors:

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September Chairs Update: RTPI London

Dear All,

Please find below an update on RTPI London activities.

This month started with a bang, with a brilliant talk and tour of the city of London exploring some of the sites which were impacted by the Great Fire of London. The event which coincided with the Great Fire’s 350th anniversary was led by our very own Lester Hillman. We managed to host the presentation at Boltoph Lane which was a stones throw from Thomas Farriner’s famous bakery on Pudding Lane and some of the churches that were rebuilt, paid for through coal taxes.

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Planners exploring the sites of the Great Fire of London

We have busy putting the finishing touches to our Planning Aid Community Planning Afternoon and our Planning Summit.

Planning Aid England #CommunityPlanning Afternoon, 6th October 2016. 2pm-5pm Resource for London, N7 6PA

Cost: Free.  :

RTPI London and Planning Aid England (PAE) has joined forces with Locality to develop a free Community Planning Afternoon which will look at the new policy and legislation emerging from Central Government and the Mayor and how this will impact on community planning groups with a particular focus on housing policy and design. This event is aimed  primarily at community groups that are interested/engaged community/neighbourhood planning, but would also be of relevance to professional planners wishing to find out more about community planning in London,

Key areas we will be covering.

  • Sharing success stories and best practice tips from Localism and Neighbourhood Areas across London
  • What does the new legislation in the Housing & Planning Act and future legislation mean for Localism together with London wide policy changes?
  • Updates on Housing policy, the affordability agenda and design together with a review of writing housing policies
  • What support is available to Neighbourhood Forums and community planning groups?
  • Future community and Planning Aid events

The event is free but registration is essential. To book go to: http://www.rtpi.org.uk/communityplanning.

RTPI London Planning Summit – To 2020 and Beyond: ‘A fairer and more affordable city’ – a challenge for London PlannersCoin Street, 27 October 2016 8.30am-5pm:

BREAKING NEWS:  James Murray, Deputy Mayor, Housing and Residential Development has just agreed to deliver the keynote speech alongside Phil Williams, RTPI President.  The summit focuses on the fairer and more affordable city, how as planners can we achieve this and ensure all Londoners benefit from the city’s prosperity. Hear from the Deputy Mayor about the route plan to 50% genuinely affordable homes, response to starter homes and right to buy, the plan to unlock surplus land, building capacity within the public sector & developing skills and capacity in the construction sector,

With support from Bidwells, Osborne Richardson and BDP this event has attracted a range of top speakers including  John Lett, Strategic Planning Manager, GLA, Alex Williams, Director or Borough Planning, TfL, Lisa Taylor Director Future of London, Peter Village, 39 Essex Chambers, Mairead Carroll, National Housing Federation and more. All speakers will be grappling with the planning priorities we published in February asking how the Mayor can deliver on these priorities.

For more information and to book please visit, http://www.rtpi.org.uk/events/events-calendar/2016/october/rtpi-london-planning-summit-to-2020-and-beyond-%E2%80%98a-fairer-and-more-affordable-city%E2%80%99-%E2%80%93-a-challenge-for-london-planners/

APC, 11th October, Palestra, 197 Blackfriars Road, 6.30pm-8.00pm

Due to popular demand we are re running our Assessment of Professional Competence session on the 11th October at Palestra. Look out for a booking link.

Other events

21st Century Cities, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, 11 October 12:00-3:30pm (Kensington Town Hall)

How cities will be transformed by technology and innovation is the theme of a series of short talks hosted by Kensington and Chelsea’s Planning Department as part of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s 21st-century-cities
Celebration of Science event. 21st Century Cities offers a positive upbeat look at how cities will embrace innovation. The event will be split into two sessions. The first will look at ‘smart cities’ and how technology will change the way our cities are built an
d function. The second theme relates to ‘sustainable cities’ focusing on how cites can be less carbon intensive in the future.

Please see the flyer  for more information.

2017 Business Planning

The region is recruiting volunteers for 2017 which will be elected onto our committee at our AGM on the 16th  November. Please do pass this message on if you know of any volunteers that would be interested in getting involved. We can circulate more details to them in due course.

Please get in touch with any questions / suggestions. London@rtpi.org,uk

Kind Regards,

Andrew Dorrian (Chair)

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