Saturday 30 May 2020

How to achieve a QUALITY green development?



EMC, in conjunction with Design Midlands are running a series of four half day masterclasses.

In this seminar, we will be looking at how to maximise every aspect of positive impact, through our green space design. Focusing on how we can shape green spaces to make unique, integral, meaningful places.

We will identify where soft landscape and green infrastructure can make a tangible, lasting difference.

Speaker Biographies

Fiona Heron

Fiona Heron is a Landscape Architect particularly interested in place making which embraces an holistic approach to landscape. 

In both public and private sectors, Fiona Heron Design focuses on high quality integrated landscape and fine art solutions at conceptual and  detailed design stages. During 20yrs of experience she has worked with a wide range of environmental professionals 

She is an Opun Design Review Panel Member, a Trustee and panel member for Urban Vision, North Staffs. and has acted as strategic Landscape Consultant with the Joint Planning Unit,  Northampton, on Urban Design Policy and housing developments.   

She has a developed a specialist design consultancy role for paragraph 79 houses and acted as Landscape Architect and Expert Witness on a successful planning appeal.

Formerly a Senior Landscape Architect with the City of Nottingham, Fiona designed and project-managed major renewal  schemes as well as co-authored the Nottingham Open Space Strategy, Play Space Policy and assisted with landscape and green Local Plan Issues.  

She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, has written articles for the Landscape Institute Journal and has been visiting lecturer/ tutor at Sheffield and Nottingham Universities. Several of her City Centre designs are featured in Pevsner (Nottingham)  

Who should attend?

Professional, practical and useable training courses for local authority officers, the voluntary and private sector with an interest in the practicalities of place making.  Numbers of attendees are limited to support discussion between participants and the trainer. 

The courses will provide participants with current best practice and an enhanced understanding of each subject.  


Tuesday 3rd December 2019



Registration and breakfast rolls from 9.30am (Lunch will NOT be provided)


Pera Business Park, Nottingham Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0PB


Local Authority Members £95 + VAT

Non-members £150 + VAT


Special Offer

The Masterclasses are a series of 4 events.  If a member local authority sends delegates to all sessions there will be a discounted rate of £85 + VAT per event. Please provide us with a purchase order number for invoicing.

Masterclasses (book on all 4 to get a discounted rate of £85 + VAT for member authorities)

24th September 2019 – Manual for Streets, Getting it Right

1st October 2019 - Blue Infrastructure - ‘A Practical Guide to Implementing Sustainable Drainage Systems - SuDS’

14th November 2019 – What’s character got to do with it?

3rd December 2019 - How to achieve a QUALITY green development?

 CPD Certificates will be provided at the end of the day.

How to book:

To book a place please complete the online booking form below.  The closing date is Friday 22nd November 2019.

Terms and Conditions:

Please read the terms and conditions regarding cancellation here.


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