Understanding Localism - Bath, 21 July 2011

Bath - 21 July 2011

About the seminar

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The Localism Bill foreshadows yet more radical change to the planning system, with proposals to give local authorities and local people much more power to shape their own communities. But how might these ideas work in practice? Will local people use them to embrace or resist growth?

This seminar will look at the vision behind the Localism Bill, its progress through Parliament, its main provisions and how communities in our towns and cities can use the opportunities in the Bill to best advantage. 

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The Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapel, The Vineyards, Bath BA1 5NA

Who should attend?

Local Authority elected members and officers from all disciplines; Community, Parish and Town Councils, community leaders and representatives of community groups, civic and amenity societies; professionals concerned with all aspects of planning, conservation, tourism, traffic management, urban design and economic development.


10.55Welcome and introduction

Noël James, HTF Director

Session 1 
11.00Localism – the way forward Eamon Mythen, Development Plans Team, Communities and Local Government
11.30The enduring importance of heritage for communities and sustainability Steven Bee, Principal, Steven Bee Urban Counsel and HTF Executive Committee Member
12.00Neighbourhood planning in actionDave Chetwyn, Director DJC1 and HTF Executive Committee Member
13.00Lunch and networking 
Session 2
14.00The Bath Preservation Trust perspectiveCaroline Kay, Chief Executive, Bath Preservation Trust
14.10The Localism Bill and planning
– Neighbourhood Planning
– what is it and will it work?
Mark Challis, Partner, Bircham Dyson Bell
14.35Community empowerment and the Localism Bill John Qualtrough, Partner, Bircham Dyson Bell
15.00Community led planning in practiceAllan Bosley, Corsham Town Council
15.35Tea/coffee break and networking 
FeesHTF MembersNon Members
Single bookings£70£99
OFFER: Second place booked from the same organisation£45£75

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