The Urbanists were pleased to sponsor the Young Planners Cymru - After Conference Celebration that was held in the Urban Tap House, Westgate Street, Cardiff, immediately following the Wales Planning Conference.
Attendees enjoyed uplifting and thought-provoking ‘quick fire’ presentations from Mark Harris (HBF), Gavin Lewis (Regeneration Manager, MTCBC) and Mark Farrar (Planning Director, Urbanists). Mark Harris clarified issues relating to the emerging planning framework and housing delivery, Gavin shared his experiences of leading the Merthyr Regeneration Strategy, and Mark Farrar took forward a number of issues arising from the planning bill and how these are likely to affect young planners. This was followed by a hearty buffet, plenty of beer, and plenty of planning-related and not-so-planning-related debate!
We hope to continue our support of young planners networks in the near future.