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Planning for Flood Risk and Managing the Marine Environment

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 at 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Environment Agency Office, Skinner Burn Road, Newcastle Business Park, Newcastle upon Tyne
£90.00 excl. VAT
RTPI North East


The day long seminar will look at the recent significant changes in the way our marine environment
and flood risk will be managed in the future.  The seminar will examine how the newly formed Marine Management Organisation will help to develop an integrated marine planning system to manage the sustainable development of our seas.  The seminar will also consider the important relationships between marine planning and traditional land based plan-making and decision-taking processes.  The day will then examine the planning systems critical role in delivering the sustainable management of flood risk under the NPPF.  It will consider the key considerations in managing flood risk and look at the implications of the transferal of responsibilities on flood risk from the Environment Agency to lead local flood authorities.



09:30   Registration and refreshments

10:00   Opening Address from the Chair

            Russell Gadbury- Marine Management Organisation

10:05   Introduction and overview to the MMO and Marine Spatial Planning 

            Russell Gadbury- Marine Management Organisation

10:45   A view of the Inland Marine and Coastal Licensing Process

            Andrew Kerrigan - Marine Management Organisation.

11:25   Refreshments and comfort break.


11:40   Interface of marine and terrestrial planning: a local planning authority perspective

David Glason - Strategic Planning and Regeneration Development Manager,  Great Yarmouth Borough Council


12:20   Can Marine Licensing deliver the Governments growth agenda

            David Abercombie, Technical Director, Planning, Fairhurst

13:00   Review of morning

            Russell Gadbury- Marine Management Organisation

 13:10   Lunch (45 mins)


13:50   Afternoon session- Opening address

            Cam Sked, Planning Technical Specialist Environment Agency.

13:55   Environment Agency - overview of changes in legislation/Flood and Water management act/EA's changing role and overview why and how

            Richard Robinson  - Advisor, Partnership & Strategic Overview, FCRM

14:35   Interaction between other agencies and the regulatory system

            Hugh Clear-Hill, the Northumbria Regional Flood and Coastal Committee

15:15   Darlington Town Centre River Restoration Proposals -  Case Study

            Tim Crawshaw-  Darlington Borough Council

15:55   Summary - Cam Sked, Environment Agency