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Planning reform is an important priority for all colours of political party currently preparing to fight the upcoming General Election because England's planning system is seen to be an important stepping stone to economic growth and a wide variety of other social and environmental outcomes. Since we launched our 'Planifesto', the profession has been gearing up to influence any future government and promote the proactive power of planning at all levels as a solution, not a problem. As the NPPF reminds us in para 215: It is essential that there is a sufficient supply of minerals to provide the infrastructure, buildings, energy and goods that the country needs.

The Minerals Planning Conference will provide a valuable update and opportunity to consider some of the key issues facing the minerals industry and minerals planning profession, and in turn what a new government should be aware of and help to address. This will include some perennial issues, including collation and use of up-to-date information, future demand from and supply to major infrastructure including for delivery of net zero, and the practical application of new legislation including on biodiversity gain. The implications of recent cases will also be discussed in a legal update. A range of speakers will cover the following topics:

  • Planning Inspectorate perspective
  • Good the bad and the ugly of LAAs
  • The importance of data
  • Legal Update
  • BNG guidance for minerals

The full programme will follow shortly on this page.

This full-day event will be held at Prospero House, London SE1 1GA (near London Bridge) on 19 June, in-person delegate will be able to network during the exhibition and post-conference drinks receptions. This conference will also be held online if you are unable to attend in person.

This annual conference is a must attend event for anyone with minerals planning in their remit and it is delivered jointly by the RTPI and the Mineral Products Association. 

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