Friday 22 February 2019

Continuing Professional Development for Planners

What does the programme look like?

East Midlands Councils (EMC), have again arranged a programme of 6 low cost CPD knowledge based seminars for both local authority and private sector planners. The programme will tackle issues of relevance to local planning authorities and all the seminars will be held at Pera Business Park in Melton Mowbray.

  • Each local authority that is a member of EMC will pay a one off cost of £575+VAT per participating organisation per year.
  • For this fee, participating organisations can have 18 course places per year (3* places per seminar).
  • Each seminar of the programme will recognise the completion of a minimum of 6 hours CPD.
  • The 2018/19 seminar topics have been chosen by each of the county Chief Planning Officers (CPO) groups. These topics will change in future years to reflect the diverse nature of planning.

Non local government organisations/Non EMC Members

  • £575 +VAT per participating organisation per year - for 6 seminar places in total p.a.
  • £1,150 + VAT per participating organisation per year – for 12 seminar places in total p.a.
  • £1,725 + VAT per participating organisation per year – for 18 seminar places in total p.a.

Sole Traders

  • £200+VAT each (non-transferable) per year - to attend 1 or more seminars, up to a total of 6


  • At least 18 officers attending the 6 seminars
  • At least 90 hours of development.
  • A cost saving of over £2000.

2018/19 Dates and Topics

2018/19 Seminar Topics


Lead CEHO Group


10th May 2018


Approaches to Strategic Planning

14th June 2018


Housing Delivery

11th Oct 2018


What’s Wrong with Planning?

22nd Nov 2018


Planning, Design and Place Making

7th Feb 2019


Planning Enforcement

14th Mar 2019


 All the seminars will be held at Pera Business Park, Nottingham Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0PB

Map of Pera and directions

How do you register delegates?

Approximately 6 weeks prior to each seminar, the lead officer will receive an email with the relevant programme. Please email the list of delegate names from your authority to

The closing date for delegate registration is approximately 1 week prior to each seminar.

* If a seminar is undersubscribed, extra places will be offered to authorities after the closing date.

 2019/20 Programme

 23rd May 2019 - Flooding, Climate Change etc

27th June 2019 - Improving Performance in Planning Authorities

10th October 2019 - Heritage

28th November 2019 - Appeals

6th February 2020 - Housing

12th March 2020 - Key Policy Issues