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Courses include: local geography, maps and changing boarders.

Map reading in the countryside View details

A chance to get to grips with using an Ordnance survey map to plan and lead walks.

Planning for Housing and Green Spaces View details

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 principles of the English planning system : preventing sprawl; protecting the Green Belt; and creating 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. changes in the new (July 2018) National Planning Policy Framework

Planning for Housing and Green Spaces: Case Studies View details

Planning has the positive potential to create places people want to live in, but often it turns into a blame game: Local Planning Authorities for slow decisions, local people for 'just saying no' to new housing, and developers for building the wrong houses in the wrong places. This course is an opportunity through 'hands-on' case studies (realistic but invented for the purpose of the course) to experience the issues involved from different angles - the local people affected by housing need or loss of valued green spaces; the developer needing to make a profit; the small housing company trying to provide quality housing people need; the Local Planning Authority expected to meet housing targets while protecting what local people value.