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Planning for Water Conference

28 September 2023 at 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM / Yorkshire / Conference

28 September 2023 at 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Kingston Upon Hull City Council, The Guildhall, Alfred Gelder Street, Hull, North Humberside, United Kingdom, HU1 2AA
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Join us on Thursday 28 September for the Planning for Water Conference at the Guildhall, Hull.

This conference will illustrate how SuDS can help us achieve the goals set out by local and national regulations at all scales of development for water management and nature recovery.  It will consider the impacts that the new regulations for SuDS and biodiversity targets (BNG) will have on development and the planning process and will include onsite examples of both good SuDS and SuDS design that could be improved upon, showcasing a wide variety of SuDS components.  There will also be a broad overview of the inspiring work that has been done locally in Hull as a part of the Living With Water partnership to create a long term strategy for Surface Water Management and how the partnership aims to achieve these objectives through infrastructure and engagement.

RTPI President, Sue Bridge, will also be in attendance as part of her regional visit programme.

The full programme is yet to be confirmed but the draft plan for the day is below.

09.30AM     Arrival and Networking

10.00AM     Chair’s Introduction – John Craig, Head of Planning, Hull City Council

Part 1: Policy Changes and Challenges in Planning

10.15AM      The Implications of Schedule 3 Implementation
                    Paul Maddison - Flood Risk Manager, Wakefield District Council 

10.45AM      Biodiversity Net Gain
                    Rachel Blount – Principal Ecologist, Atkins

11.15AM      Q&A      

Part 2: Meeting Sustainability Objectives Through Planning

11.30AM      The Living with Water Blue-Green Plan  
                    Gwen Rhodes, Principal Civil Engineer, Stantec

12.00PM      Coach transfer to University of Hull

12.30PM      Lunch (provided)

13.30PM      Blue-Green Lab Tour 

15.30PM      End – free coach transfer back to Guildhall 

Please note – this is currently a draft programme which may be subject to some changes