Welsh Minister for Environment and
Sustainable Development John Griffiths AM gave the keynote address
to the Royal Town Planning Institute's network for planning
enforcement (NAPE) on Monday 5 November. The free annual event,
held for the first time ever in Wales, saw over 70 delegates in
attendance from across the UK.
Following the annual general meeting formalities, RTPI President
Colin Haylock emphasised that the RTPI sees planning enforcement as
an integral part of the planning system.
Colin Haylock said: "It was great to spend a day with a group of
enforcement officers committed to sharing and improving practice in
this challenging area."
Following the introductory session, engaging presentations from
our event sponsors, 12 College Place Southampton, Francis Taylor
Building and Landmark Chambers covered topics ranging from current
case law to retrospective planning permissions. After lunch,
delegates were also able to increase their knowledge of specific
topics through tailored workshops.
The success and smooth running of the day was thanks in no small
part to our generous sponsors, also NAPE Chair Dave Westhead, for
his efforts in coordinating the speakers. The NAPE network would
also like to thank Neil Harris and Cardiff University for hosting
Click here for more information about NAPE.