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New Communities Group Webinar: development management: consenting new large-scale developments  

When planning large-scale new communities a lot of effort goes into the visioning and masterplan, but it is essential to focus on the entire journey from concept through to delivery, to ensure new communities are high quality, resilient and well-connected. How can local authorities make sure they are able to cope with large-scale, multi-stage applications…


Healthy ageing in place

Online - via Zoom

The UK population is ageing. By 2040, nearly one in seven people is projected to be aged over 75 and in some areas of England, this age-group will make up over 25% of the local population. Concerningly, unless we take action, many of these people will live years of their later lives in poor health. This has huge implications not only for health and social care but also for how we plan, create and manage homes, streets, neighbourhoods and places to support healthy ageing.


TCPA New Communities Group Webinar:  Viability and finance for large-scale new communities 

Viability and funding are crucial issues for those planning and delivering large-scale new communities. How can high quality development be maintained, but also be viable? This webinar will explore the latest sources of funding and investigate complex viability processes. We will hear from experts in the field as well case studies of how local authorities have…

Free – £54.00

Homes and neighbourhoods for children and young people

Online - via Zoom

Where children and young people grow up shapes their ability to live healthy lives. Children and young people are vulnerable to their environments as they are rapidly developing physically, emotionally and socially and so homes, neighbourhoods and communities should be designed with their needs in mind and their voices heard.


Webinar: Net zero buildings, local plan policies and the 13 December WMS 

In January, the TCPA held a popular event for local authorities that were considering the impacts of the 13 December 2023 Written Ministerial Statement (WMS) on ‘Planning – Local Energy Efficiency Standards Update.’ Industry leaders and local authorities are deeply concerned about the impact of this WMS on the ability of local authorities to meet…


TCPA online briefing: Towards a shared vision for planning reform?

With a General Election on the horizon, the issue of how to reform the planning system remains high on the political agenda, with a wave of new initiatives seeking to provide the answers. It is the TCPA’s view that there is no mystery to discover about what’s wrong with the current system nor how to…


TCPA Briefing: Building the future – Lessons from the New Towns

Addressing the housing crisis remains high on the political agenda this general election year. From New Towns and Development Corporations, to Garden Cities and Garden Communities, cross-party interest in the role of new settlements in tackling the housing crisis continues to gain momentum. The New Towns programme remains the most ambitious urbanism initiative ever undertaken…


Developing well – creating places and spaces where children and young people thrive (in-person)

The Priory Rooms Meeting and Conference Centre 40 Bull Street Birmingham, Birmingham

The TCPA will be hosting a FREE in-person conference in Birmingham on June 18 2024. Where people live affects their ability to live healthy and long lives. For children and young people who are rapidly developing physically, emotionally and socially, their environments can have profound impacts on their lives and opportunities as they grow up…


TCPA Study Tour 2024: Cornwall

We are excited to announce the return of the TCPA study tours! In 2024 we will be running a two-day tour to explore sustainable and large-scale new developments in Cornwall.  Running from Thursday 11th to Friday 12th July, the tour will start at St Austell taking in sites at various stages of planning and delivery…

£180.00 – £470.00

Planning for flood risk webinar: development management surgery 

Flood risk is a fundamental consideration for planning, and decision makers must ensure that proposals can be made safe from all sources of flood risk for the lifetime of the development.   This webinar is aimed at planning and flood risk officers engaging with the development management function of local planning authorities and will provide guidance…