Thursday 23 January 2020

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 up to 18 course places per year (3* places per seminar).
  • Each seminar of the programme will recognise the completion of a minimum of 5 hours CPD.
  • The 2019/20 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.

2019/20 Dates and Topics

2019/20 Seminar Topics


Lead County Group

Improving Performance in Planning Authorities

27th June 2019


Flooding/Climate Change

10th Oct 2019



28th Nov 2019



 16th Jan 2020



6th Feb 2020


Connective Places

12th March 2020



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.