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East of England Planning Law Update 2017

Friday, 10 November 2017 at 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Downing College, Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1DQ, UK
RTPI East of England

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The annual RTPI East of England Planning Law Update conference is a must attend event for all planners in the Region, in order to keep up-to-date with the very latest planning legislation.

This year's conference is being kindly sponsored by 39 Essex Chambers and Cornerstone Barristers.

Programme and Speakers

Brexit continues to dominate the political scene. The Withdrawal Bill, 'rolling over' European Union Law into the UK statute book, was the leading item in the Queen's Speech on 21 June. The effects on environmental law will be considered.

There is a new Local Authority for Cambridge and Peterborough: Robin Howe, Deputy Mayor, will outline its powers and programme relating to planning.

Other topics covered will include  the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017.  In addition to neighbourhood planning, it introduces changes to local plans, conditions and compulsory purchase and provides for development of new towns by local authorities (a topical matter in North Essex).

Housing remains high on the political agenda. Derek Stebbing will discuss both the February White Paper and the September consultation on assessment of housing need.

Air quality is now a major environmental topic -  Jon Darby will consider.

The Courts have been busy - Suffolk Coastal DC v Hopkins Homes Ltd  (Supreme Court)  will be explained by Jonathan Clay, while Harriet Townsend will give the general case law review.

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