Welcome to South West Young Planners, the RTPI's network for all young planners based in the South West of England.
In its current form, South West Young Planners has been running since May 2011. Since then, the Group has grown massively and has hosted a number of successful events, including the national Young Planners' Conference in 2014. The main role of the group is to organise a programme of events throughout the year to help young planners in their personal and professional development, as well as considering and representing the interests of young planners in the RTPI. We aim to hold at a wide variety of events, ranging from CPD sessions and themed seminars, study tours, networking sessions and socials. We also try to arrange regular APC sessions to help those starting and preparing to submit.
South West Young Planners publish a quarterly newsletter. We welcome contributions to our newsletter, so if you are interested in submitting an article for the newsletter please contact a member of the Steering Group or email us.
The South West Young Planners Steering Group are interested to hear from members interested in organising and supporting events in Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. This could be networking events, APC support seminars, Socials, Site Vists, CPD events and more. Young Planner events are opportunities for you or newly qualified / trainee members of your team to network and further their career.
Do I count as a 'young planner'?
A young planner is any student, licentiate or corporate member of the RTPI with up to 10 years' experience post-qualification. We welcome all young planners to attend our events, and often work with more experienced planners to bring forward events.
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Get in touch
We'd love to hear from you if you would like to get in touch with us. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternately, you can contact us through our various social media avenues, which we regularly update with details of up-coming events:
Wordpress Blog https://swyoungplanners.wordpress.com/
Twitter Follow us @swyoungplanners
Facebook Join the 'South West Young Planners' group
LinkedIn Join the 'RTPI Young Planners Network' group
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Your Steering Group
The activities of South West Young Planners are guided by the Steering Group, who meet regularly to organise and discuss future events. The Group is presently composed of:
Tristan Dewhurst, Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners – Chair
Katherine King, Planning Inspectorate – Vice Chair
Charlotte Taylor, Bilfinger GVA – Secretary
Michael Baker, ARUP – Newsletter Editor
Lucy Atkins, Homes and Communities Agency
Veronica Barbaro, Bilfinger GVA
Sarah Hayes, Jones Lang LaSalle
Daniel Wilson – Hunter Page Planning
Bethany Kington – Enzygo Environmental Consultants
Dorset Steering Group - sub committee
Thomas Southgate, Terrence O'Rourke
WestCountry Steering Group - sub committee
Angharad Williams - Teignbridge District Council
Rebecca Black - Plymouth City Council
If you have an idea for an event please do get in touch either using the contact details above or approaching one of the steering group members. We are currently looking for volunteers to join the Steering Group across the South West region, including the West of England, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. Please email us if you are interested in volunteering.
We look forward to meeting you at a future Young Planners event.