Alongside fellow speakers Simon Thornley (Spatial Planning Manager at Teignbridge District Council) and Duncan Moors (Legal Director at Ashfords), Darren Summerfield, LRM Planning’s Exeter Office lead, participated in a town planning breakfast forum for developers and land agents.
The forum covered a range of topics including the emerging Greater Exeter Strategic Plan, Neighbourhood Planning and recent legal judgements relevant to the town planning sector. In addition to highlighting the growing influence that neighbourhood plans are having on decision making, the presentation also explored ways that landowners and developers can engage effectively with the neighbourhood planning process.
The event was well attended with over 81 delegates. The final questions and answers session promoted a debate on a number of topics, including the merits of the current planning system against previous Regional approaches and future progress on the emerging strategic planning framework for the Greater Exeter area.
For those who couldn’t make the event, we attach a copy of LRM Planning and Ashfords presentation slides. If you would like a more detailed understanding of any of the topics covered, please contact Darren on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01392 690060.