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Planning for flood risk webinar: Flood risk assessments for planning applications

Planning for flood risk in England is underpinned by a sequential, risk-risk based approach to development. This must be informed by up to date evidence that considers all sources of flood risk, including the current and future impacts of climate change. Flood risk assessments (FRAs) are therefore an important component of the evidence base for…


TCPA New Communities Group Webinar on Planning for Culture 

Planning for culture and the creative industries is an integral part of supporting and creating great places. The creative and cultural industries contribute more than £100bn per year to the UK economy, helping to attract investment, catalyse innovation, and enhance distinctive places and communities. There are environmental benefits from regenerating places, retrofitting and re-purposing existing…


TCPA Training Session: An introduction to planning and planning reform

This introductory session will explain the current English planning system and outline how the proposed reforms to the system are expected to be implemented. It will take a high-level scan across the critical issues, with plenty of time for Q&A.  The webinar is essential for anyone who is keen to get a better understanding of…

£30.00 – £54.00

New Towns for Today and Tomorrow – a conference of the APPG on New Towns

The Torrance Hotel 135 Main Street, East Kilbride, Glasgow, United Kingdom

The New Towns programme remains the most ambitious urbanism initiative ever undertaken in the United Kingdom. The programme sought to provide jobs and affordable homes in healthy, balanced and thriving communities. The 32 New Towns delivered through the New Towns Act today provide homes for over 2.8 million people. They represent some of the fastest…


The TCPA Annual Conference 2023: Tackling the climate crisis – maximising the potential of planning and placemaking

Regents University, London Regents University, London

Regents University, London Extreme climate events and record-breaking temperatures throughout 2023 bring to life the devastating consequences to communities and the environment of a changing climate. These risks no longer represent distant and future challenges, but the climate conditions we now live with, and must be prioritised today. This conference will: We are grateful for…


TCPA Training Session: The Levelling-up and Regeneration Act

The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill received Royal Assent on 26 October 2023. The Act (LURA) will have a significant impact on planning, development and housing and is a radical departure from the existing system. This TCPA training session will look to unpack the Levelling Up and Regeneration Act (LURA), addressing what it may mean in…

£30.00 – £54.00

Neighbourhood planning and 20-minute neighbourhoods webinar

Online - via Zoom

Neighbourhood plans can influence how places develop and seek to ensure that a community has good homes, clean air, jobs, access to parks and green spaces, access to healthy food and opportunities for connection with friends and neighbours. In collaboration with Locality, this webinar will explore neighbourhood planning and then introduce the TCPA Neighbourhood Planning and 20-Minute Neighbourhoods Toolkit.


Net zero buildings policies and the new Written Ministerial Statement on local energy efficiency standards (online)

On 13 December 2023, the government issued a Written Ministerial Statement (WMS) on ‘Planning – Local Energy Efficiency Standards Update.’ The WMS seeks to curtail new local plan policies that use energy-based metrics, designed to achieve emissions reductions through securing fabric efficiency standards and highly energy efficient buildings.   The TCPA, alongside other industry leaders and…


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