TerraQuest and the Planning Portal Sponsored the 2019 RTPI Planning Convention
Thursday 20 June 2019

The RTPI Planning Convention is the largest event in the planning profession. The conference  brought together expert speakers from around the world to address the future of planning. The aim was to examine and debate good design, town centres, infrastructure, margining technologies and the housing crisis. This way we can figure out what we need to do next and where we are going.

The event included excellent speakers, exhibitors and a networking drinks reception (in which we and the Planning Portal sponsored). The Minister of State for Housing Kit Malthouse told the UK’s town planners "Good design and aesthetics have a vital role to play in the delivery of the UK’s housing” and that "we should be building the ‘conservation areas of the future’ rather than repeating the mistakes of the 1960s by building houses that will be demolished within 50 years”. To read his whole speech, click here.

They asked some of their speaker "what’s next for planning?” Philip Barnes stated that "Planning needs a new focus on providing family homes, around our cities. Throttling back on homes for families, in order to feed the investor appetite for a city centre apartment product, is not enough.” Please visit the RTPI website to find out what all of the speakers had to say. 

We are very pleased with the conference and will consider returning again next year. Our stand attracted many of the visitors as we provide different services that will benefit their businesses. Our planning services includes:

  • Planning Application Validation Service
  • Planning Capacity Services
  • Planning Application End-to-End Service
  • Planning Enforcement Service
  • ReQuestaPlan

ReQuestaPlan is designed to allow simple and intuitive creation of location and site plans that are submitted during the planning and building control process. With ReQuestaPlan, you can pay per map or alternatively you can apply for a corporate account where as a regular user you will receive a monthly invoice.

Key Features Include:
  • Simple creation of location, site and block plans
  • Show your location in its geographical setting or within a detailed site plan
  • Easy search by postcode
  • Simple drawing tools and techniques
  • Competitive pricing
  • Maps available in PDF and DWG formats

Since 2002, the Planning Portal has helped to transform the planning process across England and Wales. By working in partnership with every local authority across England and Wales and focusing on delivering a quality service to our customers we will continue to be the national home of planning and building regulations information and the national planning and building control application service.

We were also giving away plenty of freebies to visitors, including pens, rulers, stress houses and mini calendar pods. After the conference we had the pleasure of sponsoring the drinks and networking session. This gave everyone the opportunity to not only network but relax and enjoy themselves.

If you would like to find out more about our services, please feel free to call or email to discuss and arrange a meeting or service demonstration.

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