Sunday 17 December 2017

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 2017/18 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.

2017/18 Seminar Topics


Lead Chief Planners Group

Politics of Planning  

25th May 2017


Neighbourhood Planning

6th July 2017


Viability – Delivering difficult sites

12th October 2017


Anti-Social Planning

23rd November 2017


Law – Avoiding Costs and Courts

8th February 2018


Avoiding Special Measures

22nd March 2018


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, 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.