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Sponsors 2017

Headline sponsor


Allies And Morrison


Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners
Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners is a friendly, personable practice which prides itself in working flexibly with clients to produce work of the highest quality. Our core skills include masterplanning; urban planning including SPD and AAP preparation; community consultation and neighbourhood planning; architecture; urban design; site feasibility and scoping studies; conservation and research. We have a focus on the development of creative projects, supported by rigorous analysis and research. We emphasise public participation and consultation and work creatively with local communities to develop and test plans.


Associate sponsor



Hydrock is a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy working with planning consultants, architects developers, local authorities and contractors. With more than 500 staff, across 20 offices UK-wide, we provide leading technical expertise, best value solutions, and an in-depth understanding of the planning process and its linkages with engineering at every stage of a scheme. Through our early involvement, we are able to offer clients a comprehensive due diligence appraisal that identifies potential design constraints ahead of site acquisition. The contribution our teams make to pre-planning work ensures the right commercial decisions are made and that planning strategy is defined and developed appropriately. Our service offering includes expertise in transport and highways issues, flood risk assessments, infrastructure design, contaminated land studies and geotechnical design, noise studies, air quality audits, structural engineering and building performance engineering.


Associate sponsor


WYG is a global project management and technical consultancy employing over 1,600 specialists from a diverse set of disciplines. An award-winning and top-ranking planning consultancy, we have planning teams in 18 of our offices across the UK. With a reputation for creative solutions, we have extensive expertise and in-depth knowledge of both local and national planning issues. We work for central and local government, the private sector and investors, giving us a unique overview of the development process. Our planning services include: applications and advice; community consultation; development management; major applications, appeals and expert witness; research and policy formulation; strategic site search and promotion. As part of a multi-disciplinary consultancy, we can combine our specialist planning skills with those from across WYG, including urban design; masterplanning; landscape; heritage; environmental impact assessment; engineering; transport planning; highways; and contamination; to deliver vibrant and sustainable environments.


Networking reception sponsor

Planning _Portal _jpgPlanning Portal
Since 2002, the Planning Portal has helped to transform the planning process across England and Wales, making information and services simpler and more accessible for those involved in the process, be that applicants, agents or local authorities. The Planning Portal is a joint venture between TerraQuest and the Department for Communities and Local Government. Services include: Online planning application service, Online building control application service, Digital mapping tool, Guidance on planning and building regulations and policy, Guidance on compliance relating to common projects, Advertising and commercial opportunities, Free weekly newsletter, Interactive house, flat and shop, Local Authority Building Control information, Approved Inspectors directory, Jobs portal. By working in partnership with every local authority across England and Wales and focusing on delivering a quality service to our customers Planning Portal will continue to be the national home of planning and building regulations information and the national planning application service.


Coffee and networking sponsor


As expert recruiters in town planning, architecture, surveying and project management, we help the careers of the UK's best planning, property and surveying professionals to flourish. With teams based in London and across the South, we have in-depth sector knowledge of your local area. Whether you are looking for a permanent or contract solution, we have a number of roles to be filled, and represent talented candidates across the region if you are planning to develop your team.


Lanyard sponsor




Cornerstone Barristers
Cornerstone Barristers has some of the most highly regarded barristers in the planning and environment sector. Our barristers combine specialist expertise with exceptional market knowledge to deliver strategic legal solutions. From our offices in London, Birmingham and Cardiff, we advise a wide range of clients from large property developers and public bodies through to small businesses and individuals. We are regularly involved in planning enforcement appeals and inquiries, development plan inquiries and in planning challenges before the law courts at all levels. Our knowledge spans the full spectrum of planning and environment issues, including related areas such as public law, property, energy, and local Government law. We are specialists in compulsory purchase and compensation cases. Our barristers have experience acting across multiple business sectors, including development, infrastructure, energy and leisure, often acting on major inquiries and nationally significant matters.

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