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RTPI East of England Planning Law Update

04 November 2022 at 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM / East of England /

04 November 2022 at 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Downing College, Cambridge
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The annual RTPI East of England Planning Law Update conference attracts planners from across the region to hear expert speakers on topical issues facing planning practice. By attending, you will be able to keep up-to-date with the latest planning legislation, proposed changes, national policy, appeals, and legal challenges.

John Dagg, Barrister, Member of the RTPI Regional Management Board, will chair this conference, and our speakers and topics are:

Review of the year, including the Government's Growth Plan 2022
John Dagg, Barrister, Member of the RTPI Regional Management Board

The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill: major changes to the planning system Part i
Jon Darby and Daniel Stedman Jones, Barristers, 39 Essex Chambers

The LURB Bill part ii
Jon Darby and Daniel Stedman Jones, Barristers, 39 Essex Chambers

Local Plans - present and future
Derek Stebbing, Planning Consultant, Member of the Government's Local Plans Expert Group

Case Law Review - the last 12 months in the Courts
Harriet Townsend, Barrister, Cornerstone Barristers

Permitted Development - understanding and pitfalls
Alistair Mills, Barrister, Fellow, and Dias College Assistant
Professor in Law Magdalene College Cambridge
(Co-Author of ' A Practical Guide to Permitted Changes of Use' 4th Edn.)

Delegates can expect to:

  • Remain up-to-date with the latest developments in legislation - including expected reforms, the progress of -the Environment Bill in Parliament and revision of national policy
  • Hear about the latest important case law
  • Have the opportunity to raise questions and discuss the topics of the day.

As in previous years, the conference will be held in the Howard Theatre at Downing College, Cambridge *Refreshments and Lunch are included in the price.

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COVID19 and H&S

The health and safety of RTPI members, staff and all participants are very important. This event organised by RTPI East of England will therefore only take place if local government advice about the pandemic allows for group gatherings at the time of the event.  If the event does go ahead, we will ask that all participants follow any new guidelines issued by the government, to ensure that everyone can enjoy the event safely, including wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing.  A refund or credit will be offered if we have to cancel or reschedule the event.  

Before 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 and following any guidance requested by the venue.