Planning: The People’s Perspective
Saturday 21st April 2012
Merchants Hall, central Edinburgh
9:30am – 4:30pm
This conference, from a community and grassroots perspective, will ask: how are the new planning reforms working for the public? Is better community engagement being delivered?
In the morning we will present a series of case studies – exploring different people’s experiences of engaging with the planning system. We will ask what opportunities the public have to influence development and how these can be strengthened to empower a stronger public voice in planning.
The afternoon workshops will include practical sessions on how people can influence the planning system, and the campaign for affordable access to justice in Scotland.
- Andy Inch from Sheffield University on Progressive Planning
- Clare Symonds and Iain Thom from Planning Democracy
- Greengairs, Tillydrone and Leslie communities
Also featuring further case studies from around Scotland and afternoon workshops from:
- Friends of the Earth Scotland Access to Justice Campaign
- Environmental Law Centre
- Consultant planners Suzanne McIntosh and Karol Swanson
- Scottish Information Commissioner
- The Public Services Ombudsman
- Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA)
Workshop descriptions available here.
Register your interest today at the bottom of this page.
This conference is for:
- We are interested in your experience of the plannng system, good or bad, to help us to campaign for better public involvement in planning, please tell us your situation before the day.
- The afternoon workshops will give you practical help to engage in local issues and new aspects of the planning system.
- The planning system was reformed in 2006 and largely implemented in 2009 with the twin aims of improving ‘efficiency’ and ‘engagement’. This conference will hear grassroots evidence of how planning reforms working for people on the ground.
- We will explore how people can play a more active part in our democracy through debates on national policies and priorities.
- Come to our conference to discuss ideas for promoting practical changes for a more equitable and inclusive planning system.
UPDATE (19/4/12): Conference now sold out!
Sorry but all tickets have now sold out.
UPDATE (21/5/12): Presentations and papers available here.
The conference will cost £10 for individuals and community group members and £20 for planners and professionals.
To register your interest email email@example.com with you name, address, phone number and organisation (if applicable).
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