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Changes to the development management process

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 at 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Prospero House (etc Venues), 241 Borough High St, London SE1 1GA
£349 for RTPI members (From £199 with a season ticket)
£199 for licentiate members and independent consultants; £140 for students, unemployed and retired; £449 standard price
RTPI Conferences

There are practical issues arising from recent changes to legislation, policies and procedures. The changing scope and nature of the development management process will impact on your day-to-day role. This briefing and workshop will explore changes over the last year and
discuss possible future changes to legislation.

Presentations will be combined with discussions and workshops to enable delegates to increase their understanding of the ways in which other public and private sector planning organisations are responding to
these changes and to the difficulties created by current economic circumstances.

Benefits of attending

This briefing and workshop will help you:

  1. To understand recent and proposed changes to the planning system and their implications for development management
  2. To understand some of the instruments and agencies available to you in addressing these changes and changes in the current economic climate
  3. Learn from current case studies to help in your professional role

Who should attend?

  • Development management officers and managers
  • Planning consultants and members of the development industry
  • Planners in not-for-profit organisations
  • Councillors


Example programme

9.00 Registration and coffee

9.30 Welcome and introduction by the Chair

9.40 Government update: practical issues arising

  • Priorities for the new Government
  • Productivity Plan
  • The Housing Bill
  • Other policy changes of relevance to development management

10.20 Legal update

  • Housing Supply Issues
  • Neighbourhood Development Plans
  • Heritage considerations

11.00 Coffee and networking

11.20 What ‘Good’ looks like

12.00 Viability in planning

  • What national policy requires
  • Key conflict between applicants and local planning authorities
  • Latest development around CIL; disclosure of viability assessments; viability inter-review mechanisms etc

12.40 Questions and discussion

1.00 Lunch

2.00 Issues dealing with major planning applications

  • Public consultation/engagement
  • Member involvement/ownership
  • Collaboration with developers/landowners.
  • Timescales and resources

2.40 Policy update

  • Implementation of forthcoming technical changes to planning
  • Delivering the value of planning
  • Better planning

3.20 Permitted development

  • Permitted development – opportunities and threats
  • Case studies and personal experiences
  • Scope for further permitted development changes

4.00 Panel discussion 

4.20 Chair’s closing comments

4.30     Close