University planning experts to help neighbourhoods shape their future
In a series of workshops, experts from Leeds Beckett’s School of Built Environment will be working with neighbourhoods to help them plan their future and have a say in the development decisions that affect them. The workshop series is free for neighbourhood planning groups in Leeds.
The first workshop will be held on Saturday 7 November at Old Broadcasting House, Woodhouse Lane, from 10am onwards and will showcase the experiences of neighbourhood planning groups in the city on the theme of ‘turning your ideas into reality’. The workshop will start with presentations from groups in Leeds at an advanced stage in neighbourhood planning followed by small group workshops to encourage communities to learn from each other and share experiences.
Planning lecturers and practitioners will be on hand to provide ideas and advice on policy, planning law and development plans and to point groups in the best direction. The workshop will highlight what it is possible to achieve through neighbourhood planning and suggest other options available to communities to help them meet their goals.
Hosting the workshop is Senior Lecturer in Planning and Housing at Leeds Beckett, Dr Quintin Bradley. He explained: “This is an opportunity for academics at Leeds Beckett University to lend our expertise and experience and help local communities plan their future. We can provide impartial advice that neighbourhoods can draw on to help them realise their ideas. This is the first of a series of workshops that will deal with the core practical issues facing neighbourhoods and planning experts will be on hand to give help where it’s needed most.”
Other speakers confirmed for the series include Jill Bolton from Linton Neighbourhood Plan, John Unwin & Doug Morley from Kippax Neighbourhood Plan, Dawn Carey Jones from Hyde Park Neighbourhood Plan and Howard Bradley from Seacroft Neighbourhood Plan.
To book a place at any of the events in the series click here