An Introduction to Masterplanning

The final two events in our 2019-20 Training Programme are due to take place in London on 5 March 2020. One of the workshops covering 'The Basics of Planning' has proved very popular and has been fully booked for some time, however a number of places are still available on 'An Introduction to Masterplanning'.

This interactive workshop is for those involved in development management, planning policy and all related development disciplines, who want to understand the masterplanning process for large, residential sites and how to create effective, quality led masterplans that will facilitate delivery. The key objectives of the workshop will be to enable participants to develop a broader understanding and appreciation of the overall masterplanning process and the level of spatial and delivery detail needed at each stage of the planning process. Participants will also explore techniques for producing, reviewing and implementing masterplans, spatial frameworks and development briefs – based on the examination of good practice case studies. Practical exercises will be used throughout to provide a hands-on and lively workshop that will encourage full participation.

The workshop will be led by Stephen Hill a founding Director with Hyas Associates who has over 25 years' experience, having worked in local planning authorities within development management, planning policy and regeneration, including senior management roles, and more recently at ATLAS. Steve has particular skills in managing large scale development projects through the planning process; advising on policy approaches to strategic sites; masterplanning; building capacity to deal with large projects; and the deliverability of quality places.

The event was first introduced into the programme in 2018 and has received positive feedback from participants with comments including:

  • "Very thorough and helpful insight to techniques and tools. Not just masterplanning, but good design principles." Justin Williams, Runnymede Borough Council
  • "Well explained. Good balance of presentation and workshops. Very informative." Tessa Saunders, Exmoor National Park Authority
  • "Really helpful and great use of case studies. The different group exercises were really interesting and got the group thinking about all of the main issues." Louise Waters, Runnymede Borough Council
  • "Very impressed with the session – both the content and delivery. It was clear that the Presenter is an expert in the subject area and I am sure that all of the people who attended will have benefitted." Bryce Tudball, Welwyn Hatfield Council

Further details are available on the website where you will also find the online booking form, however prompt booking is recommended if you would like to attend. As always, discounts of up to 15% are available when booking 2 or more places at the same time.