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MAY
24

Mineral Planning Conference

A joint conference from the RTPI and the MPA

Date:
Thursday, 24 May 2018 at 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Venue:
Grange St Paul's Hotel, 10 Godliman Street, London, EC4V 5AJ
Price:
Early bird rate £140 + VAT, full rate £160 + VAT
Organiser:
RTPI Awards
awards@rtpi.org.uk

The MPA/RTPI Minerals Planning Conference is a joint conference organised with the Mineral Products Association.

We have an exciting programme shaping up for this year’s event, under the theme ‘Threat of MASS Extinction? Keeping Minerals on the Planning Agenda’

Since the original NPPF was introduced in 2012, the weight and profile given to minerals and mineral planning has continued to erode as Government has turned its focus towards the policy prizes of housing, infrastructure and sustainable growth. This trend of weakening support for minerals and the Managed Aggregate Supply System is further reflected in the recent revisions proposed to the NPPF. Yet without the policy to support properly resourced and effectively functioning mineral planning system, the steady and adequate supply of the essential minerals required for delivery of wider policy objectives may not be secure.

This year’s MPA/RTPI mineral planning conference on Thursday 24 May will consider how to ensure that minerals remain at the forefront of the planning agenda.

A range of stakeholder perspectives on the proposed revisions to the NPPF will be provided, including a panel discussion on the potential impacts and implications.

Other confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr Duncan McCallum from Historic England
  •  Dr Hazel Gibson from Plymouth University
  •  Tom Clifford from Atkins
  • Dr Alan Thompson from Cuesta Consulting
  • Richard Kimblin QC from No.5 Chambers to give our Annual Legal Update

The conference will commence at 10am (registration from 9am) and aims to close by 4:15pm.

For further information and to book your place, please contact Mary Burling at the MPA.