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Wales Planning Conference 2016

A new planning landscape for Wales – Delivering Positively

Thursday, 09 June 2016 at 9:30AM - 4:30PM
City Hall, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3ND, UK
Reduced rate for RTPI Student, Licentiate and Retired Members

We are very pleased to announce that the newly appointed Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths AM, will be delivering a key note speech at the Conference.

Join us for the ninth Wales Planning Conference – Wales’ premier planning conference. We are pleased to welcome on board our sponsors for 2016: Savills, Francis Taylor Building and PPS Group and support from Design Commission for Wales, Welsh Local Government Association and Welsh Government.

2016 sees the commencement of measures to implement the Planning (Wales) Act 2015. Wales is seeing changes underway to embed the plan-led system and front-load the development management system. Work is also underway to bring forward a new National Development Framework and consider bringing forward Strategic Development Plans. This action, along with changes not requiring legislation, is under the overall Welsh Government headline of Positive Planning. Responsibility for which we all need to take on.

How can these changes be delivered positively with reducing public budgets, to deliver Welsh aspirations within the remit of the Well-being of Future Generations Act? The Conference will discuss the many questions and explore solutions. We will hear from within Wales and beyond.

The Conference programme is a packed agenda and includes inspirational plenary speakers. We are very pleased to be welcoming David Rudlin of Urbed who won the Wolfson prize to hear about how to plan and deliver urban extensions and Morag Ellis QC of Francis Taylor Building to discuss the legal delivery of large scale renewable energy projects.

There is a stimulating programme of topic based breakout seminars with the opportunity to attend two during the day. We will continue the plenary speakers in the afternoon, hearing how local authority positive planning is delivering and the popular series of ‘speed briefings’ will complete the afternoon.

The booking form can be downloaded here neu ffurflen archebu.

Bookings close on Wednesday 1 June 2016.