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Planning Law Update 2014

Monday, 13 October 2014 at 9:30AM
International Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE22 4EP, UK
Prices start at £95
RTPI North East

Brought to you in association with Eversheds LLP, and back by popular demand, this event will analyse the important developments in planning law in the RTPI's centenary year.  It will examine the key issues arising for developers, planners and lawyers from legislative, procedural and case law changes, with presentations by and debate with speakers of regional and national repute. Book your place now to avoid disappointment. 

To reserve your place please complete this booking form


9.30 am       Registration and refreshments


10.00 am              Chairman’s Introduction

10.10 am              DCLG Planning Practice Guidance: “All change or more of the same?”

David Hardy, Partner, Eversheds LLP                 

10.45 am              How Environmental Enhancement Strategies can assist in securing Planning Consent

Andrew will review ways in which environmental enhancement initiatives can be presented to positively demonstrate environmental planning gain secured through development proposals.

Andrew Cook, Director, Pegasus Group                                              

11.20 am      Refreshments 


11.35 am              Key Issues in Development Plan Preparation

The presentation will consider both legal and practical aspects of plan preparation based on recent case law and experience of promoting development plans.

Robert Pritchard, Principal Associate, Eversheds LLP 

12.10 pm              Planning Case Law Review

An update of topical issues in the current market

Christopher Young, Barrister, No. 5 Chambers

12.45 pm              Open Forum (with Morning Speakers)

1.00 pm   Lunch


1.45 pm                The NPPG – What it means in practice?

Tim Waring will outline the impact of NPPG in decision making and its influence on the interpretation of policies in the NPPF.  He will consider whether the General Election will have any political bearing on the interpretation of the NPPF in decision making over the next few months.

Tim Waring, Director, Quod 

2.20 pm                Delivering housing – case law update

A review of recent appeal and High Court decisions and their impact on development plan preparation, applications and planning appeals.

Peter Nesbit, Principal Associate, Eversheds LLP

2.55 pm                The Planning Act 2008: Experiences of Practical Application

The Planning Act 2008 heralded the era of a fast-track system for the determination of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPS). As over 20 schemes have now been determined via this route, Mark’s presentation will ask: is the regime working and what future lessons can be learned?

Mark Worcester,Director, Turley Associates 

3.30 pm              Open Forum (with Afternoon Speakers)

3.45 pm            Finish            


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