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Planning practitioners may have been hoping for less change from
late Spring : time for the Localism Act 2011 and the subsequent
orders and regulations to be read and understood, time to reflect
on the NPPF. The Government has dashed these hopes, with
important Ministerial announcements in July and September.
This Conference aims to cover the many changes in statute law
and policy over the past year, of importance to plan
makers, development managers and consultants.
Meanwhile, there have been significant Court decisions,
including a Supreme Court judgment on the interpretation of
development plans. There have been three East of England
development plan cases, including the latest phase of the Stevenage
v North Herts disagreement and a successful challenge to part of
the Greater Norwich Joint Core Strategy. The importance of third
parties in planning appeals has been emphasised by the Court of
Appeal. The Inspector's support for Great Yarmouth's refusal of
permission for a wind farm has survived High Court
The highlights of the year in the Courts will be discussed.
John Dagg, Barrister, Trinity Chambers - "Review of the
Year: The Localism Act Implemented. The NPPF and the Future of
Guidance. More Change. The Law and Development Plans"
Bernadette Hillman, Solicitor, Partner in Debenhams Ottaway -
"Councillors, Interests, Lobbying and the Law - The New Regime:
The Impact on Planning"
Anne Williams, Barrister, 6 Pump Court - "Caselaw
Oisin Kelly, Landscape Planning Ltd - "The New Tree
Preservation Order Regulations"
David Brock, Solicitor, Keystone Law - "CIL Progress and
Problems, the Future of S.106 Obligations"
Time for Discussion and Questions
With so many changes taking place in planning law recently,
there are Q&A and discussion periods planned for the end of the
morning and afternoon sessions. If you have any questions in
particular which you would like the speakers to address, email your
question to Tina
Jessup by 5 November.
Book now to guarantee a place.