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PAL: Community-led Green Spaces Workshop

St Lukes Community Centre, Islington St Luke's Community Centre, London, United Kingdom

Planning Aid for London and Ramboll are delighted to present a workshop dedicated to fostering community-led green spaces in London. Urban green spaces provide communities: with access to nature and places to grow food, provide spaces for wellbeing and connection, and support climate action and biodiversity. This interactive and engaging event aims to empower individuals…

The art of creating inclusive places

St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London,WC2N 4JJ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 4JJ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square,, London

Join us for the 2023 annual Sir Frederic J Osborn and Lady Margaret Paterson Osborn memorial event which will focus on the importance of public art in creating inclusive spaces. We are delighted to confirm that this year's event will feature the US artist Tschabalala Self in conversation with the UK Journalist, Author and Heritage…


Planning for flood risk webinar: Applying the sequential and exception tests to planning applications

Planning for flood risk in England is underpinned by a sequential, risk-risk based approach to development. Planning authorities must consider all sources of flood risk including the current and future impacts of climate change and apply a hierarchy to assess, avoid, control, mitigate and manage flood risk. A fundamental component of this approach is the…


New Communities Group Webinar: Planning for Sustainable Transport

New large-scale communities provide a unique opportunity to create places which enable people to live in healthy, happy places that reduce their impact on the environment, while enhancing social and economic wellbeing and tending to the future needs of residents. They are in the ideal position to provide innovative transport solutions from the outset, and…


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…