Wednesday 15 July 2020

Planners CPD Programme

Low Cost CPD for Planners Programme 2020/21

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 2020/21 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.

2020/21 Dates and Topics

2020/21 Seminar Topics


Lead County Group

Local Plans

Due to the evolving situation with coronavirus we have made a decision to postpone the event.. 

21st May 2020


Planning and Health Part One

Run as a webinar

2nd July 2020


Planning and Health Part Two

Webinar - email
for further booking info.

9th July 2020


Natural Assets/Natural Capital

8th Oct 2020


Planning for Good Growth

26th Nov 2020


Planning Law incl Enforcement

4th Feb 2021



11th March 2021



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.