Join us for an interactive session on devolution and spatial development strategies
Many commentators argue that the practice of spatial planning at a regional and sub-regional level needs to be revived to integrate land-use planning with strategic transport and economic investment programmes. The government is also supportive and seeks to achieve this through its programme of devolution in England.
Spatial plan-making powers have been conferred on some of the new combined authorities, but coverage is very patchy reflecting the fact that many areas do not want to plan more widely than the local. Even where powers have been conferred, progress has been very disappointing.
Drawing upon his experience with all the new spatial plans in England, including the West of England Joint Spatial Plan, guest speaker James Stevens (Home Builders Federation) will explore the benefits of spatial development strategies and why they are proving so difficult to progress.
One Redcliff Street, Bristol
16.30 - Registration and refreshments
17.00 - Masterclass commences
18.00 - Networking and drinks
18.45 - Close
To register your interest, please email Kirsten McGillivray.