Tuesday 03 March 2015

Continuing Professional Development for Planners

Low cost CPD programme for PLANNERS 2014/15

What does the programme look like?

East Midlands Councils (EMC) has again arranged a programme of 6 low cost CPD knowledge based seminars for local authority planners and other development professionals.  The programme will tackle issues of relevance to local planning authorities and all the seminars will be held in Melton Mowbray.

How does it work?

  • 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 5½ hours CPD.
  • The 2014/15 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.


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

2014/15 Seminar Topics


Lead CPO Group

Neighbourhood Planning

3 April 2014


Future of Town Centres

 5 June 2014


Appeals and Inquiries

 11 September 2014


Open Minded Planning

 9 October 2014


Delivering Infrastructure & CIL

25 November 2014**


Manifesto for Planning

26 February 2015

East Midlands Councils

All the seminars will be held in the Baptist Church, Melton Mowbray, Leicester Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0FA

Melton Mowbray is accessible by train - National Rail Enquiry Line: 08457 48 49 50 Rail Information: www.rail.co.uk

How do you register?

Approximately 2 months prior to each seminar, you will be sent by email the relevant programme and delegate booking form. Please complete the latter with a list of delegate names from your authority and email it to moira.hunt@emcouncils.gov.uk or, post the completed delegate booking form to Moira Hunt, EMC, Phoenix House, Nottingham Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE13 0UL. Telephone Moira Hunt on 01664 502 636.

The closing date for delegate registration is 2 weeks prior to each seminar.

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

** This seminar will be held on a Tuesday, the remaining 5 will be on a Thursday.

Further information

Contact Moira Hunt at East Midlands Councils On 01664 502636 or email moira.hunt@emcouncils.gov.uk