Community Engagement in the Planning Process

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Why choose this course?

The Community Engagement in the Planning Process course is designed to introduce participants to concepts and theories of community and stakeholder engagement and participation and how they are employed in the planning system in the United Kingdom.

The course will consider the ways that participation and engagement have moved from the margins to the centre of the planning process and how radical changes to planning including the Decentralisation and Localism Act and the National Planning Policy Framework are impacting on participation and consultation practice on the ground. Participants will investigate various ways, statutory and otherwise, that planners, developers and other stakeholders engage at different stages of the planning process and how to develop appropriate consultative mechanisms that relate to both these stages and stakeholder needs in the system.

There will be a strong emphasis on developing key skills in working with stakeholders - including design of engagement processes, use of online engagement methods, event facilitation and presentational skills. These will be developed in a very 'hands on' way through a combination of lectures, master classes and expert led practical workshop sessions focusing on actual 'live' engagement examples.

Dates

2019

Start DateEnd DateDay and TimeCostLink
28/11/201930/11/2019Thur to Sat 9-5£360Apply online