What Can The South Pennines Do For Us?

Posted: 29.09.10

Pennine Prospects Annual Conference 2010

Pennine Prospects’ 4th Annual Conference at Burnley a great success

The 4th PP Annual Conference took place on 1 October at the Burnley Youth Theatre. Around 100 delegates heard presentations from a range of high quality speakers, including a keynote presentation on the future of countryside planning from Professor John Handley, Emeritus Professor at Manchester University. Following presentations on the social and economic benefits that can be derived from the South Pennines landscape in terms of health and tourism, the morning concluded with a presentation on ‘Ecosystem Services’ from Dr.Tom Tew, Chief Scientist at Natural England. This set out the principles and work that is being carried out in the South Pennines as one of 3 national pilots.

The afternoon featured workshops on specific ‘ecosystem services’, giving the delegates the opportunity to learn more about work taking place and contribute their ideas. The day concluded with presentations on the exciting regeneration programmes being delivered by Pennine Prospects, through the Leader and Watershed Landscape programmes.

Conference presentations:

Workshop 1 – Food and landscape

Workshop 2 – Recreation and education Workshop 2.doc | Workshop 2.ppt

Workshop 1 – Workshop 3 – Tourism

Workshop 4 – Carbon storage

Countryside Planning – where next?

Delivering Nature’s Services

Pennine Yorkshire Sense of Place

Sustainable Tourism

Yorkshire Water United Utilities Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council National Farmers Union
South Pennines Association Lancashire County Council Pennine Heritage Kirklees Council Calderdale Council
Bradford District Council Northern Rail Natural England Environment Agency The National Trust