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As part of our commitment to represent all groups involved or affected by construction and regeneration in our region we work with the School of Built Environment and Engineering‘s Housing and Planning team to support the activities of Leeds Planning Network (@leedsplanning).

Leeds Planning Network was established in November 2015 to support neighbourhood planning practices, groups and communities. Through topic focussed events, it provides a platform to discuss, debate and practical advise on local housing and planning issues as well as sharing policy and legal updates. It was set up with the aim of ultimately creating a good practice model for planning engagement and development in Leeds which can then be used a case study for adoption throughout the region and beyond.


Leeds Planning Network is a Leeds Beckett University run initiative, chaired by Dr Quintin Bradley, Senior Lecturer in Planning and Housing with fellow school of built environment colleagues and supported by Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber. Quintin leads an active programme of research into resident involvement, neighbourhood planning and grass-roots community politics. He is course leader for post-graduate courses in planning, housing and regeneration. He has a background in community activism has worked with many local campaign groups on housing issues. As an investigative journalist he worked for the ‘alternative’ papers Leeds Other Paper and Northern Star and contributed to The Guardian and the Granada TV documentary series World in Action. As a housing practitioner he has worked for municipal housing authorities, social landlords and for residents’ organisations.

For more information, please contact Quintin Bradley on 0113 812 1964 or via email to

***NEW FOR 2018 – CPD programme***

Introducing our new CPD,  “A practitioners guide to planning law” 

This CPD programme is for planning practitioners who wish to add to their existing knowledge and skills. The 120-hour CPD package covers the essential legal principles and concepts that underpin the planning system and includes all the key issues of strategic planning and development management.  The course will be delivered in six 2 hour sessions run on Friday afternoons at Leeds Beckett University’s city campus, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2.  Click here for details -> Flyer CPD Planning Law. If you are interested in joining our first intake, please email Quintin to register your interest.


Master Class – Planning for green spaces – 27th September – Details to follow
Saturday 9th June 2018 – Making Neighbourhood Planning Work for the Inner City and Disadvantaged Areas
May 2018 – Community Housing, why it’s all kicking off? Master Class
WRITE UP – Nov 2017 – Planning Dilemmas: Heritage Conservation and Design in Neighbourhood Planning
Nov 2017 – Planning Dilemmas: Heritage Conservation and Design in Neighbourhood Planning
May 2017 – Housing and Planning Conference: Neighbourhood Planning in one city
Feb 2017 – Planning and Housing Strategies in the Combined Authorities
Nov 2016 – Land value is key to building more affordable homes, Leeds Planning Network hears
Oct 2016 – New Approaches to Brownfield Delivery
June 2016 – How can neighbourhood planning make a real difference?
May 2016 – Planning and the Future of Retail
April 2016 – Turning neighbourhood visions into reality
March 2016 – Debating the Future for Affordable Homes
March 2016 – Community campaigners debate with planners and developers at Leeds Planning Network event
Jan 2016 – Upbeat community planners thank Leeds Beckett for practical help
Nov 2015 – Planning master class lifts the lid on the politics of housing delivery