The Bristol Civic Society is running a special training course to be held on 3 evenings in April.


It is open to members of either Bristol Civic Society or to members of Neighbourhood Planning Forums.   It is particularly intended for those who may be interested in joining one of our working groups (no obligation) but would also be ideal for anyone who just wants to learn more about the planning process.   It is  a joint endeavour with, and taught by, senior staff from the Dept. of Planning and Architecture, University of the West of England and Bristol&Bath RIBA Architects.   It is offered at  the very low cost of £10 per person thanks to the goodwill of these organisations, plus a modest subsidy by BCS and NPN.   Full details are in the attached document.
Please note that places are limited, and as of now there are 17 places available for BCS members. These will be reserved for us until MONDAY 11TH MARCH , after which places not taken up will be pooled with NPN.

More details:

This course is intended for members of Bristol Civic Society, the Neighbourhood Planning Network and other Community Associations  who wish to make informed  responses to planning applications for building developments.  It comprises three evening sessions.    The first two sessions  are lectures that cover the legal framework of planning and Bristol's local planning policies.  A scheme for assessing  proposed developments will be provided. The third session is devoted to practical exercises with case studies.

The two lecture evenings are provided by staff from the Department of Planning and Architecture, University of the West of England (UWE) and the case study evening is provided by architects  from Bristol and Bath Royal Institute of British Architects (B&B. RIBA).

Due to the goodwill of UWE and B&B.RIBA the Civic Society is able to offer this course for only £10 per person.

The Venue will be the YHA Conference room, 14 Narrow Quay, Bristol., 7pm-9pm.

To book a place, or for more information please email or phone Jeff Lucas on 0117 9621801. 

Outline Syllabus

Evening 1
Making sense of development plans and policy : Dave Johnson, Assist Head of Dept, Department of Planning and Architecture, UWE .
Why have a planning system? A brief explanation of how and why the planning system evolved. 
The policy hierarchy and its status in decision making
Applying policy framework to the Bristol City area.

Design and development : Sandra Manley, AsstHeadOfDept, Department of Planning and Architecture, UWE and Patrick Dempsey, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Construction and Property.
How are design decisions made?
What can local planning authorities achieve in relation to design quality
Issues facing developers in a time of recession.

Evening 3
An Interactive workshop led by Sian Smith , Bristol and Bath RIBA, exploring the design and legislation issues and considerations embedded in the planning process.

To book a place please email or phone 0117 9621801. 
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Last Updated on Sunday, 03 March 2013 11:02