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
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