This event contrasts approaches to regeneration in the Yorkshire coalfield. This includes large scale public/private sector investment and compares this to the community ethos of the regeneration of coalfield communities. Site visits will be to Waverley Advanced Manufacturing Plant in Rotherham and Brodsworth in Doncaster. The event includes a site visit at the Advanced Manufacturing Park, Waverley.
The conference will explore the concept of community planning following the launch of localism and experience of a number of stakeholders. It will examine the effectiveness of locally relevant initiatives including approaches to neighbourhood plans in the context of wider strategic frameworks. Implications for the profession will also be debated.