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NSIP - Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects

Booking reference: 165 6604 17 3009

Monday, 23 September 2013 at 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Bond Dickinson LLP, St Anne's Wharf, The Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE99 1SB, UK
From £90.00 + VAT
RTPI North East

This Expert Learning event is an opportunity not to be missed.


"Infrastructure projects are increasingly being seen as a means of kick starting economic growth. With this potential increase in their importance and changes in legislation proposed more strategically important schemes are likely to come forward through the Planning Act 2008 (as amended) major infrastructure process".  

This event is brought to you in conjunction with Bond Dickinson LLP and No 5 Chambers who will

  • provide delegates with some of the tricks of the trade and the pitfalls to be avoided when engaging in the examination process,
  • making written submissions and oral submissions at hearings including presentation of case
  • provide informed LPA experience of the NSIP process

Robert Upton, Senior Examining Inspector, will also be attending to provide Inspectorate insight in to the process. 

A must for those approaching their first national infrastructure examination/hearing. Guyatt, Richard



9.30 – 10:00    Registration & Refreshments

10:00             Welcome and Introduction from Chair

Richard Guyatt, Partner Bond Dickinson

10.10             Law relating to NSIP’s

Celina Colquhoun, No5 Chambers

 10:50            A local authority’s view of the NSIP process            

William Hill, North Lincolnshire Council 

11.30 – 11:40           Refreshments

11:40             NSIP Process - Lessons learned

                     Richard Guyatt, Bond Dickinson

12:25             Issues and challenges affecting the energy sector

                     Chris Towner, Bond Dickinson

13:00 – 14:00           Lunch

14:00             Mock Issue Specific Hearing

Bond Dickinson, Celina Colquhoun & Robert Upton, Senior Examining Inspector

16:00             Quiz (to aid self assessment and understanding of issues).

Celina Colquhoun, No5 Chambers

16:15           Summing up and questions

16:30           Close.


Book early places are limited.  You cannot afford to miss this one!

For more information and to reserve a place complete the booking form below and return it to"


  •  Booking form

  • n.b. all sections of the booking form must be completed.

Bond DickinsonNo5 Chambers

The RTPI NE would like to thank Bond Dickinson LLP for their support in the organisation of the event and for the use of their premises to host it.  We also extend thanks to the speakers from No 5 Chambers for their contributions to the agenda.