Future Cities Forum in Oxford
Simon Payne took part in a Forum event at St Johns College, Oxford in September 2023. The event debated future challenges for developing science cities and included Susan Brown, the Leader of Oxford City Council, senior built environment practitioners and representatives from commerce.
Simon observed that:
More information about the Forum is available at https://futurecitiesforum.london/
Winchester City Council - Strategic Review of Planning Service
Simon Payne is very pleased to have been appointed to undertake a Strategic Review of the Planning Service at Winchester. Each year the Service deals with a high number of planning applications that include Major Development Sites and a new local plan for the district is in preparation.
The City Council is committed to address the climate emergency whilst supporting sustainable growth in collaboration with local communities and business.
Planning Officers' Society Annual Conference
In June Simon Payne attended the Planning Officers’ Society Annual Conference at Gateshead. The event was hugely successful with an inspiring keynote speaker, Professor Sir Michael Marmott, on the importance of planning in health.
A range of topics were covered in the two days and the finale was delivered by Joanna Averley, Chief Planner at DLUC, when she set out the opportunities of Planning Reform and the year ahead.
Elected Member Training Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire
During May 2023 Simon Payne and Mike Holmes successfully delivered a series of Planning Commitee training sessions for elected members at Bassetlaw and also West Lindsey District Council.
The training was delivered through the Planning Officers' Society.
Archived News and Projects (Pre May 2023) can be found by clicking here