With the closing date for registrations looming (30 August 2019) book now to attend our National Rural Conference, (in association with the CCRI), in Cheltenham on 3rd & 4th September) here. The keynote speaker for the conference is the Rt Hon Lord Foster of Bath, Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy.

Developing Rural Places - Planning and Localism

The Developing Rural Places - Planning and Localism seminar held at Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire on the 16 July 2013

Presentations were as follows:
- Michael Hyatt (Head of Strategy, Research & Performance; Shropshire Council) - Shropshire’s approach to localism
- Clive Keble (independent consultant) - ‘News from the Hood’: early experiences of working with Parish Councils and Forums on Neighbourhood Plans
- Gordon Hunter (Lincolnshire Community Foundation) - The Gracelands approach to Community Development: "a little less conversation"
- Trevor Cherrett (Policy Council, Town and Country Planning Association) - Some reflections on community planning – then, now and where next? - presentation slide 1, presentation slide 2, presentation slide 3

Breakout sessions: 
Group Discussion notes from AM and PM sessions

Articles and accompanying materials:
- Jessica Sellick (RSN) - Perspectives on localism
- Town & Country Planning Association Policy Statement: a vision for rural England
- UK Community Foundations -


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