Monday 27 March 2017

Continuing Professional Development for Planners

Low cost CPD programme for PLANNERS 2016/17 

What does the programme look like?

East Midlands Councils (EMC), in conjunction with East Midlands RTPI (EMRTPI), 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 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 2016/17 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.

RPTI 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.

2016/17 Seminar Topics


Can’t See the Wood for the Trees (Landscape Planning)

28th April 2016

Planning Enforcement

9th June 2016

Development Management Theory and Practice

6th Oct 2016

Planning for Economic Growth

1st Dec 2016

Design in Practice

23rd Feb 2017

Planning for Housing Delivery

21st March 2017

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

How do you register delegates?

Approximately 6 weeks prior to each seminar, you 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.