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NAPE conference held in Wales for first time

09 November 2012

NAPE confWelsh 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 the event.

Click here for more information about NAPE.