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Leeds Planning Network Event

The Rose Bowl (2nd floor), Lecture Theatre 241, 

RB263 -RB229

Leeds Beckett University,   Woodhouse Lane,  Leeds LS1 3HB

With 35 neighbourhood planning groups in Leeds, this conference provides a unique opportunity to learn how to overcome barriers to community engagement. It will present insights into neighbourhoods at different stages of the planning process as well as the latest legal updates and a strategic overview of progress.



09:30 – Registration, Networking & Tea/coffee

10:00 – Introduction by Quintin Bradley, Chair of Leeds Planning Network, Leeds Beckett University

10:05 Key Note Presentations

  • Ian Mackay, Leeds City Council NP Coordinator Neighbourhood Planning in one city – overcoming barriers to engagement
  • John Curtin, Clifford NP What can be learned from the first ‘made’ plan in Leeds?”  

11:15 – Tea & Coffee

11:30 – Morning Session: choice to attend

  • Session 1A Learning from Practice by

Bob Pritchard from Eversheds Sutherland Neighbourhood planning and the law where are we heading?”


Peter Baker from Holbeck NP “Inner city issues”

  • Session 1B Design Workshop by

Richard Motley, Integreat PLUS Practical advice for design in neighbourhood plans” 

12:30 –Lunch & Networking

13:30 – Afternoon Sessions: choice to attend

  • Session 2A Learning from Practice by

Jill Bolton from Linton NP The village and the developers

Dawn Carey Jones from Hyde Park NP Diversity in the city

  • Session 2B Planning Aid Workshop by

Harvey Pritchard & Tony Ray Planning Aid experts: Practical advice and support

 14:30 – Plenary & Concluding Thoughts & Drinks reception:

  • Book launch ‘Localism & Neighbourhood Planning: power to the people’ by Quintin Bradley and Sue Brownill
Standard ticket price of £40 including buffet lunch and refreshments. There us a discounted price of £10 for members of neighbourhood planning groups to encourage their participation.
Please indicate at the time of booking which NP group you are a member of.


Photo: Magdalena Szymanska, Hyde Park Neighbourhood Forum