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Planning law update

Monday, 15 October 2012 at 9:30AM - 4:00PM
International Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne
£90.00 excl. VAT
RTPI North East


The conference is brought to you in association with Eversheds. It will cover the important developments in planning law in the preceding twelve months and examine the issues arising from key development management topics with speakers of national standing.

9.30 am            Registration and refreshments

10.00 am          Chairman's Introduction

 Carol Straughan, Head of Planning Services, Stockton on Tees Borough Council.

10.10 am          Prematurity in Planning Decision Making

An overview of recent cases and appeal decisions following the introduction of the NPPF and, in particular, the extent to which prematurity can be relied upon as a defence to development proposals

Martha Grekos, Principal Associate, Eversheds LLP


10.50 am          Planning Case Law Review

An update of topical issues in the current market

Christopher Young, Barrister, No. 5 Chambers


11.30 am          Refreshments


11.45 am         A review of the CIL system, recent experience and case law.

Peter Nesbit, Snr Associate, Eversheds LLP


12.15 pm          Open Forum (with Morning Speakers)


12.40 pm          Lunch


1.40 pm            Localism vs Growth - Planning in the post NPPF world

                        Review of post NPPF appeal decisions and the Government's approach to Growth vs Localism

Justin Gartland, Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners


2.20 pm            CPO Update - Current Trends and Issues

This session will consider the issues that acquiring authorities and those affected by CPO are currently having to grapple with, including the choice of powers; scheme viability; questions on delivery and phasing; amendments to developments post confirmation, and arguments over CPO compensation

Richard Lloyd, Partner, Eversheds LLP

3.00 pm            Private and Public Interests in the Planning System

                        This session will discuss the dividing line between private and public and when the impact of a proposal on the former becomes a matter of public interest for the planning system

David Hardy, Partner, Eversheds LLP

3.40 pm            Open Forum (with Afternoon Speakers)                                 

4.00 pm            Finish                         


The RTPI reserve the right to amend the agenda and speakers at short notice.