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RIBA North East Awards Live Announcement Event16/05/19

Organisation: RIBA
Date: 16/05/19
Time: 18:00
Speaker: Hosted by Nicky Watson, JDDK
Venue: Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, NE1 6QG, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Cost: £38
Type: Awards ceremony and networking
Contact: Kate.Aldred@riba.org
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Evening
Topic: Awards-Events

We are pleased to announce our exclusive awards live announcement event will be held at the award winning Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QG.

This informal awards ceremony will provide an opportunity for all members and their design teams to get together to celebrate their achievements and provide valuable networking away from the more formal setting! Guests will arrive to a drinks reception in The Coffee Rooms, with the Awards Presentation taking place in The Electra from 6:30pm. After the presentation has taken place, guests will have the opportunity to network over street food and drinks.

The RIBA North East Special Awards are sponsored by:

Michelmersh – Sustainability Award.

Taylor Maxwell – Project Architect of the Year and Emerging Architect of the Year.

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RTPI NE Bike Ride17/05/19

Organisation: RTPI
Date: 17/05/19
Time: 09.30
Speaker: N/A
Venue: See listing
Cost: £10.00 for non-members
Type: Social
Contact: kim.walker@rtpi.org.uk
Region: Northumberland
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Networking

Please come along and join your fellow RTPI Members, cycling enthusiasts, public and private sectors as well as other associated professions from across the region – all are welcome and a great day out!

Two great new routes for 2019.  The 100km (60 miles) will start from the Ridley Arms, Stannington, taking the country roads up to Alnmouth.  A leisurely lunch and a great opportunity to network at Alnmouth Golf Club.  (view route via Strava – GPX files for importing into Garmin/SatNav can be provided). Before starting on the return journey.

  • 09.00 Meet at Ridley Arms
  • 09.30 Ride starts (the route out is very much on road)
  • Coffee stop off at Widdrington Inn
  • 13.00 Arrive at Alnmouth for lunch

The shorter 50km (approx 30 miles) riders will be collected from Cycle Hub – with their bikes and taken up to Alnmouth Golf Club to join other riders for lunch.

  • Bike loading from 11.00 – leave 11.30/11.45 – Meet at Cycle Hub for transport up to Almouth for lunch
  • 14.00 Ride recommences (The route is a mix – part off road – is a compacted gravelly path. It would benefit from sturdier/thicker tyres)
  • 17.15 Arrive back at Ridley Arms, Stannington
  • Transport back to Cycle Hub

The return ride will take in the picturesque route out of Alnmouth (mostly flat and quite leisurely), then into Amble and along the coastal path.  A quick stop off at the Drift Inn Café, Druridge Bay before continuing to Ashington and then all cycle route off road to Morpeth, through the town and then on cycle path to Stannington.  (View return route via Strava – GPX files for importing into Garmin/SatNav can be provided)

To reserve your place please just book online below and a Registration and Disclaimer Forms will be sent to you. Alternatively download your forms here (These must be completed and return to attend the ride).

Deadline 5 May 2019

Please note:   This event is free to RTPI Members only. We are very happy for you to invite non RTPI members however they will be asked to pay a small charge.

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Town Centre Futures: Planning for Change23/05/19

Organisation: RTPI
Date: 23/05/19
Time: 09.30
Speaker: Various
Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: from £99.00 plus vat
Type: CPD Seminar
Contact: kim.walker@rtpi.org.uk
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Planning

The high street has undergone unprecedented recent change, particularly over the last twelve months. With some retailers struggling and other disappearing altogether, local authorities are looking to re-invent their town centres to provide the wider experience the modern consumer demands. This conference will look at the challenges they face, as well as current trends and potential new opportunities – all set in the context of evolving planning policy and recent decisions on major developments.

Programme coming soon, speakers lined up so far;

  • Dan Gregg (Lichfields) – An overview of current trends in retail and town centres
  • Chris Myers (Durham County Council) – The continued regeneration of town centres in County Durham
  • Bob Fletcher (@retail) –  A commercial agents’ perspective on the state of the retail and leisure industry
  • Mac Eddy (Insight 6) – Customer perceptions and improving the experience in town centres
  • Rachel Anderson (North East England Chamber of Commerce) – Planning for the future of a town centre – recent joint project between NECC and Lichfields

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Planning and Viability: Delivering development and more10/06/19

Organisation: RTPI
Date: 10/06/19
Time: 09.30
Speaker: Various
Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: from £99.00 plus vat
Type: CPD Seminar
Contact: kim.walker@rtpi.org.uk
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Other

Striking a balance between acceptable developer returns and delivering community benefits is a fundamental challenge for planning. This seminar will explore this conflict and how it can be managed effectively using a range of planning tools. The seminar will provide an overview of the recent revisions to the NPPF and associated planning practice guidance in relation to viability assessments and consider what this means in practice for both developers and local authorities going forward; examining the practical issues that can arise including those surrounding the required disclosure of viability reports.

This full day CPD event will feature insights from industry leaders and an interactive workshop.

Programme – coming soon

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Breakfast Seminar with Kings Chambers – Can Town Planning still deliver homes fit for Heroes?21/06/19

Organisation: RTPI
Date: 21/06/19
Time: 08.00
Speaker: Various
Venue: Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: from £10.00 plus vat
Type: Breakfast seminar
Contact: kim.walker@rtpi.org.uk
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Planning

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the building programme that followed the end of the Great War which sought to create “Homes fit for heroes”. In the last 100 years slums have been cleared and large council estates constructed. Garden settlements have faded in and out of vogue and the great post town planning movement of the twentieth century sought to rebuild the shattered cities of the country whilst preserving the precious natural and cultural heritage of the nation. 2019 also marks the 70th anniversary of T Dan Smith becoming leader of Newcastle City Council and the catalyst for the brutalist architecture that transformed the City in the 1960s before coming to an end in a mire of corruption and disillusion. NPPF2 is this generation’s effort to try to mould the development which is needed with the protection of that which is precious. This talk will look at whether or not the Policy makers and the Courts have properly equipped this generation of planners to resurrect the aim to create Homes Fit for Heroes, or have we squandered the experience of the last century?”

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Shaping great places in an on-line world01/07/19

Organisation: RTPI
Date: 01/07/19
Time: 09.30
Speaker: Various
Venue: Bewick Suite, Newcastle City Library
Cost: from £99.00 plus vat
Type: CPD Seminar
Contact: kim.walker@rtpi.org.uk
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Planning

The May Future of Town Centres conference will have covered the changing mix of uses which have the potential to sustain town and city centres as many of their traditional activities are increasingly conducted on-line.
This conference will focus on how we can exploit changing economic and social patterns and bring them into play to produce great places to meet, work, live and conduct our collective social and cultural lives. Using Newcastle’s East Pilgrim Street area as a base for our work, we will explore the implications of the changing roles of town and city centres and how we can use them to produce places which can respond richly to wider aspirations in terms of the creation of environments which are healthy, inclusive and age-friendly. Issues, principles, opportunities and potential synergies and conflicts will be introduced by a range of speakers. Delegates will then have the opportunity to view the area and work in groups to design with uses to outline broad urban design strategies for the area.

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Rural Planning Update05/09/19

Organisation: RTPI
Date: 05/09/19
Time: 09.30
Speaker: Various
Venue: People First Conference Centre, Carlisle
Cost: from £99.00 plus vat
Type: CPD Seminar
Contact: kim.walker@rtpi.org.uk
Region: Cumbria
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Planning

Whilst planning becomes more urban focussed it can be easy to forget that 21% of England’s population live in a rural area. Planning in the rural areas is constantly needing to adapt to ever changing environmental and economic pressures. The future of agricultural support is uncertain in a post Brexit economy which may give rise to increased pressure to diversify and assistance needs to be given to rural communities to enable them not only to survive but thrive.

This day will explore how planing can aid the rural area to be successful in its own right.

Programme – coming soon

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Housing Update 201911/09/19

Organisation: RTPI
Date: 11/09/19
Time: 09.30
Speaker: Various
Venue: Centre for Life, Newcastle
Cost: from £99.00 plus vat
Type: CPD Seminar
Contact: kim.walker@rtpi.org.uk
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Planning

Brought to you in association with Lichfields, the RTPI 2019 Housing Seminar will look at the regional implications of housing planning policy changes seen amidst national political and economic uncertainty. Key areas of discussion will include:
– National Standardised Methodology for Assessing Housing Need and regional impacts in the North East
– The Housing Delivery Test and its challenges
– A year on from the adoption of NPPF2 – key updates on policy implications
– A review of Secretary of State Decisions and Trends (2018-2019)
– Garden communities”

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Annual Awards Dinner04/10/19

Organisation: RTPI
Date: 04/10/19
Time: 19.00
Speaker: N/A
Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: from £45.00 plus vat
Type: Awards Dinner
Contact: kim.walker@rtpi.org.uk
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Evening
Topic: Awards-Events

Our most popular event on our social calendar is due to open soon for bookings.

Come and help us celebrate our Awards for Planning Excellence as well as meet up with friends and colleagues.  Due to the outstanding success of last year, we will again be holding this year’s dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

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Reserve your table/places soon to avoid disappointment at this super event.

  • Tables of 8, 10 or 12 guests available as well as individual places
  • Ticket price starting from only £45.00 per person (plus vat)
  • Includes drinks reception, three course dinner, half bottle wine per person
  • Entertainment: tbc
  • Dress code: Black tie
  • If you would like to stay on the evening, discounted accommodation rates available

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Autumn Planning Law14/10/19

Organisation: RTPI
Date: 14/10/19
Time: 09.30
Speaker: Various
Venue: Ward Hawaway Offices, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: from £99.00 plus vat
Type: CPD Seminar
Contact: kim.walker@rtpi.org.uk
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Planning

This seminar hosted by Ward Hadaway will analyse important developments in planning law and practice in 2018-19. We will examine topical issues arising for the management of development and hear from speakers of national standing. An absolute must for your diary!

Programme – coming soon

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