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.
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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.