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SW Young Planners CPD: Development Consent Orders

Thursday, 26 May 2016 at 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Arup Offices, St Thomas Street Bristol BS1 6JZ
RTPI South West

The Planning Act 2008 process was introduced to streamline the decision-making process for nationally significant infrastructure projects, making it fairer and faster for communities and developers alike. It has seen nuclear power stations, wind farms, roads, rail, tidal lagoons, biomass plants, gas fired power stations, electric lines and rail freight interchanges consented through the process and with the Government looking at expanding development to be considered under the Act, who knows what is next.

The first application was submitted to the then IPC in August 2010, five years on, over 50 projects have been through the Planning Act 2008 process. With predicted numbers of applications due to rise significantly in 2017/2018, we thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to reflect.

Katherine King (Case Manager) and other members of the National Infrastructure Directorate at the Planning Inspectorate will be at the event to provide an overview of the Planning Act 2008.

We have representatives from Arup  - a multi-disciplinary consultancy who have been involved in a number of DCOs to discuss lessons learnt in pre-application

The Planning Inspectorate will then draw upon their experience of examination to set out lessons learnt and pitfalls in the examination process that if heeded can lead to a smoother examination

Burges Salmon will be represented by Liz Dunn Partner at Burges Salmon who has been involved in a number of DCOs will provide an insight into legal lessons learnt and implications post consent.

For those of you not involved in Planning Act 2008 applications, this event will provide an overview and insight. For those of you who are involved, the event aims to help you in executing applications with minimal issues.

FREE Event - register your attendance below.

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