Wednesday, 04 February 2015
Watson Burton LLP, 1 St James Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE99 1YQ, UK
A day devoted to minerals planning that includes high profile speakers addressing matters which are of direct relevance to mineral planners today. The day shall include a speaker from DCLG's Minerals and Waste Planning Policy Team providing a Government perspective on national policy; a distinguished barrister providing an insight into legal matters with reference to key legislation and cases of interest; a Planning Inspector with experience in public and local plan inquiries.
The day shall also consider the importance of restoration of mineral sites, the profile of which has been raised following the situation with opencast coal mining in Scotland. Natural England will provide advice on the practicalities of restoration. Durham County Council will talk about recent experience regarding financial guarantees relating to the restoration of sites and a speaker from the private sector will provide an industry perspective.
Confirmed speakers include:
Eamon Mythen, Minerals & Waste Planning Policy - DCLG
Andrew Fraser-Urquhart - Barrister with Francis Taylor Building
Jonathan King – Planning Inspector with the Planning Inspectorate
Peter Close, Sustainable Development -Natural England
Laura Renaudon, Solicitor, Durham County Council
Marie-Louise Gray, Development Planner, Banks Group
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