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Planning Law Update - a must attend event!

Booking reference: 165 6604 17 3010

Monday, 14 October 2013 at 9:30AM - 4:00PM
International Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 4EP, UK
From £90.00 + VAT
RTPI North East

This RTPI NE conference, is brought to you in association with Eversheds LLP, and will examine the important developments in planning law in the past twelve months and examine the key issues arising for the management of development with presentations and debate with speakers of national standing. An event not to be missed

9.30 am     Registration and refreshments

10.00 am     Chairman’s Introduction

10.10 am     Policing the SPD System, Making sure the LPA gets it right!

This session will look at the limits to a local planning authority’s powers to introduce supplementary planning documents focussing on two recent cases in the High Court

David Hardy, Partner, Eversheds LLP

10.50 am     Planning and Prosperity: Retail Planning Issues, Town centres and Winning Cities

Review of retail market trends and planning consequences for town centres and what makes competitive cities

David Bell, Director, Jones Lang LaSalle                                           

11.30 am          Refreshments


11.45 am          Dealing with impacts on the setting of heritage assets

Examining the national policy context and how to robustly approach the assessment of impacts on the setting of heritage assets when submitting and determining applications

Paul Maile, Partner, Eversheds LLP

12.15 pm          Open Forum (with Morning Speakers)

12.40 pm          Lunch


1.40 pm             Planning Case Law Review

An update of topical issues in the current market

Christopher Young, Barrister, No. 5 Chambers

2.20 pm            Localism in Practice

As part of its commitment to localism the Government has handed greater decision-making responsibility to local councils, yet 'local' decisions risk being overturned on appeal much as before.  What is localism in practice? 

Peter Dixon, Director, Sui Generis Planning LLP

3.00 pm            Recent Developments in Town and Village Greens

The Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 made a number of changes to the system for registration of TVGs.  Has this now shifted the balance in favour of developer and landowner?

Peter Nesbit, Principal Associate, Eversheds LLP

3.40 pm            Open Forum (with Afternoon Speakers)

4.00 pm            Finish                                                                 


This is your opportunity to take advantage of legal expertise at its best - book now and take advantage of all this event has to offer.

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The RTPI NE would like to extend their thanks to Eversheds for the support in the organisation of this event.




The RTPI NE would like to thank Eversheds for their support of this event and other RTPI NE activities.