Masterclass: Understanding Planning and Planners

Along with payment and procurement, planning is one of the three major challenges facing architects in Northern Ireland. RSUA is working to improve planning but it is equally important that architects have the knowledge and skills to make the most of the system as it stands.

RSUA has organised this masterclass workshop with the former chief planner to help architects improve their understanding of how planning decisions are made and how best to engage with planners. *Online booking now available*

Workshop Content

How is the public interest defined?
How does the planning process work, or how should it work?
What are material considerations?
How to give your proposal the best chance of success?
How to (and how not to) deal with planners to achieve positive outcomes

Speaker – Mary MacIntyre OBE, MRTPI, Hon. MRSUA

Mary is the former Chief Planner for Northern Ireland. She has unrivalled experience of planning and planners having worked at various levels within the DOE Planning Service as well as in private practice as a planning consultant. Mary is an active member of Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and has being a member of the Northern Ireland branch executive of RTPI since 2005.

Key details

Course duration:  2 hours
When:                  2.30pm to 4.30pm on 29th September 2016
Tea and coffee will be available from 2.00pm
Where:                 Riddel Hall,Stranmillis Road,Belfast
Directions:            Link/map
Cost:                    RSUA Practice Service Scheme members £25 + VAT
RSUA Members £30 + VAT
Non-members £35 + VAT
RSUA/RIBA Students and those on low incomes – Free

How to book:        Book and pay online or contact Julia Leaker to book. Cheques should be made out to RSUA and sent to 2 Mount Charles, Belfast, BT7 1NZ.

If you have any queries about this course please contact Jeanette or Julia.