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Planning Law Update

09 November 2021 at 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM / South West England / Conference

09 November 2021 at 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Delta Hotels by Marriott, Bristol City Centre, 2 Lower Castle Street, Bristol, Avon, United Kingdom, BS1 3AD
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RTPI South West | [email protected]

Our anchor event is back, the Autumn Planning Law Update sponsored by Burges Salmon will be returning to Bristol on the 9 November. With all the latest planning law updates plus being a great event to network and reconnect, early booking is advised.

Speakers and Topics

All to be confirmed, but the below lists the topics being explored:

  • Changes to the Use Classes Order and changes to permitted development rights
    This session will provide an overview, and help you understand the practical implications, of the changes to the permitted development and use class regimes brought in since August 2020.
    Hannah Mannion and Maelor James, Solicitors, Burges Salmon

  • Case Law Update
    This session will highlight the key planning cases from the last year in relation to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 regime, with a particular focus on practical tips for both local authorities and developers.
    Sarah Sutherland, Senior Associate at Burges Salmon

  • PD rights and EIA and HRA
    We will look at the interaction between permitted development and the EIA and HRA regimes  including, when to screen, and how to consider HRA and EIA in the context of applications for prior approval and what mitigation can be taken into account for each.
    Cathryn Tracey, Senior Associate, Burges Salmon

  • The Environment Bill and Development Control
    A look at the key aspects of the environment Bill relating to the planning process including biodiversity net gain, the biodiversity metric, offsetting, and the precautionary principle
    Tom Graham, A Barrister specialising in environmental,. Planning and highway law.
    Author of The Environment Act 2021: A Guide for Planners and Developers and A Practical Guide to Planning, Highways & Development (both Bath Publishing)

  • Recent changes to the NPPF (and any updated PPG that follows)
    Key changes to the NPPF will be discussed with a focus on achieving beautiful and sustainable places through good design.
    Nicola Cotton, Solicitor, Burges Salmon

  • An update from The Planning Inspectorate
    The latest on the Inspectorate’s performance, new digital services and insight from inspectors
    Graham Stallwood, Director of Operations at PINS

  • Planning Reform
    Max Tolley, England Policy Officer, RTPI

Please note that there will be limited capacity to allow for social distancing.

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COVID19 and H&S

The health and safety of RTPI members, staff and all participants is very important. This event organised by RTPI South West will therefore only take place if local government advice in relation to the pandemic allows for group gatherings at the time of the event.  If the event does go ahead, then to ensure that everyone can enjoy the event safely, we will be asking that all participants follow the any new guidelines issued by government which may include the wearing of a mask and maintaining social distancing.  If we have to cancel or reschedule the event, a refund or credit will be offered.  A full risk assessment will also be carried out and made available in advance.  

Prior to attending this event all attendees will be strongly encouraged to:

  1. Take an NHS approved lateral flow test and get in touch with the event organiser should a positive test be returned. NHS approved Lateral Flow tests are free with more details on where to order available here.
  2. Take up the Government’s advice to be vaccinated to protect you and those around you.

As part of the registration process, registrants must agree to our terms and conditions, which include adhering to our outlined Covid-19 safety protocols in place at the time and following any guidance requested by the venue.