MSc Planning Students Visit Salisbury for Planning and Development Grounding

29 September 2014

MSc Planning Students Visit Salisbury for Planning and Development Grounding

Real Estate & Planning's new intake of MSc Planning Students enjoyed a two day trip to Salisbury as part of their induction week.

A group of new students undertaking the MSc planning programmes visited Salisbury as part of their induction process. The 'moonrakers' (the affectionate nickname for Wiltshire folk) put on a first class show, providing excellent hospitality and fascinating planning and development stories for the students to reflect upon. After receiving a strategic overview of the City from Wiltshire Council's Head of Planning, the students visited different parts of the City and neighbouring areas.

During the site visits they met a range of stakeholders and gained knowledge of key planning and development issues including urban regeneration, economic development, the Salisbury Business Improvement District, town centre management, out of town retailing, community land trusts and the redevelopment of redundant defence estate. The unique nature of the city raises its own issues and other topics considered were heritage conservation, the Cathedral area and flooding and sustainable drainage.

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