Planning for Housing and Green Spaces

Ref: C2340496

Bettina Lange has over 15 years experience with the English planning system. She has worked for the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) since 2000, has written numerous submissions to planning policy proposals and represented CPRE and local communities at many planning hearings. She has a collection of RTPI (Royal Town Planning Institute) planning training certificates and has contributed as an invited speaker to many of these events. The course will cover 1. an introduction to the English planning system post-WWII : preventing sprawl; protecting the Green Belt; and attractive places for people to live in; 2. the meanings of housing 'need' and 'demand' 3. different views on the advantages and disadvantages of the 'presumption in favour of sustainable development' in the current planning regime 4. practical exercises on realistic planning scenarios

Course aim

This course introduces students to the English planning system and investigates the relationship between providing the houses people need and the green spaces they value.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • summarize the purposes of the English planning system
  • indicate how the English planning regimes have changed over time
  • explain different meanings of housing 'need' and 'demand'
  • summarize the different views on the advantages and disadvantages of the 'presumption in favour of sustainable development' in the current planning regime
  • draw your own conclusions about the relationship between housing and green spaces giving reasons based on the course content

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • The course will use a combination of presentations and 'hands-on' exercises.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • Students will be asked to develop responses to real-life planning challenges.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • You may want to have a look at the Plain English Guide to the Planning System : https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment data/file/391694/Plain_English_guide_to_the_planning_system.pdf

What can I do next?

  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/

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Planning for Housing and Green Spaces

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Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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