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With thanks to all this year's sponsors for their generous support of the event. 


Headline sponsor


Allies And Morrison

Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners is a friendly, personable practice which prides itself in working flexibly with clients to produce work of the highest quality. Our core skills include masterplanning; urban planning including SPD and AAP preparation; community consultation and neighbourhood planning; architecture; urban design; site feasibility and scoping studies; conservation and research. We have a focus on the development of creative projects, supported by rigorous analysis and research. We emphasise public participation and consultation and work creatively with local communities to develop and test plans.


Networking Drinks Reception sponsors

Planning _Portal _jpgSince 2002, the Planning Portal has helped to transform the planning process across England and Wales, making information and services simpler and more accessible for those involved in the process, be that applicants, agents or local authorities. The Planning Portal is a joint venture between TerraQuest and the Department for Communities and Local Government. Services include: Online planning application service, Online building control application service, Digital mapping tool, Guidance on planning and building regulations and policy, Guidance on compliance relating to common projects, Advertising and commercial opportunities, Free weekly newsletter, Interactive house, flat and shop, Local Authority Building Control information, Approved Inspectors directory, Jobs portal. By working in partnership with every local authority across England and Wales and focusing on delivering a quality service to our customers Planning Portal will continue to be the national home of planning and building regulations information and the national planning application service.

TerraquestTerraQuest is an established provider of Land Referencing, Development Planning, Geographic Information Systems, Data Management and fully outsourced Business Process solutions to both the public and private sector, spanning over 40 years. 


Coffee and Networking sponsor

As expert recruiters in town planning, architecture, surveying and project management, we help the careers of the UK's best planning, property and surveying professionals to flourish. With teams based in London and across the South, we have in-depth sector knowledge of your local area. Whether you are looking for a permanent or contract solution, we have a number of roles to be filled, and represent talented candidates across the region if you are planning to develop your team.


Session sponsors


In 2017 the Wood Group completed the acquisition of Amec Foster Wheeler to establish Wood as a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.


Within the Environment and Infrastructure Solutions part of the business, Wood includes one of the UK's largest development planning practices with in-house support provided by masterplanners, landscape architects, transport planners, engineers and environmental specialists.  We provide planning support and advice to an impressive and wide range of clients from the public and private sectors, including Homes England, Ministry of Defence, Greater London Authority, Birmingham City Council, numerous county and district councils, The Crown Estate, Duchy of Lancaster, all major UK airports, national and regional housebuilders, strategic land promoters and utilities companies, including National Grid and EDF.


National Grid

Our gas system is vital to society, keeping us warm and regularly providing the fuel for nearly half of the country's electricity. While our activities rarely attract attention from the public, it doesn't detract from the importance of the role we carry out for our customers and stakeholders.

Our aim is to provide clarity about the nature of our network and its constraints, to ensure that development potential is maximised, whilst ensuring our infrastructure operates safely. In doing so, we want to strengthen collaborative working with all our stakeholders and cultivate relationships that will promote best practice and deliver good quality development that benefits them.


Sport England

Sport England believes that being physically active enriches lives, builds stronger communities and creates a healthier, happier nation. We want everyone in England regardless of their age, background or level of ability to feel able to participate in sport and physical activity. Yet too often the people with the most to gain from being active are the least able to take part.

We invest funds from the Government and the National Lottery so that people from all backgrounds and abilities can do sport and physical activity.

Sport England protects existing sports provision and is a statutory consultee in the planning system on any applications that affect playing fields in England.

Merchandise sponsors




Francis Taylor Building is a barristers Chambers with a leading reputation for planning and related areas including environmental law and compulsory purchase and land valuation.

Members are regularly instructed in relation to a broad spectrum of schemes including residential, retail, leisure and sport, commercial, major infrastructure, listed buildings, advertisements, trees, minerals, development plans, S. 106 and CIL agreements and restrictive covenants.

Members appear at planning and enforcement appeal inquiries, development plan inquiries and examinations in public and in the law courts when challenges are made to administrative decisions.



Pegasus Group is a leading independent consultancy specialising in planning, design, environment and economics. Our services span the entire project process from planning through to design and delivery, ensuring we deliver optimal results. 


We have more than 260 skilled and experienced staff operating from twelve offices across eleven locations throughout the UK. Our approach combines local and national knowledge of the property and development industry providing our clients with an unrivalled understanding of what is required to make their schemes successful. 


Our integrated teams combine knowledge and expertise from a wide variety of sectors. We have worked on some of the UK's highest profile projects, developing excellent relationships with our clients and winning awards in the process.



Carrington West

Carrington West is a market leading technical recruitment consultancy specialising in the placement of exceptional staff into the Town Planning sector. Our dedicated planning recruitment team service cross sector clients including local authorities, private sector SME's, multi-disciplinary consultancies and developers. We supply professional town planning experts of all levels on a permanent and contract basis. Our geographical reach is UK wide and we currently service clients from Scotland to London and the South Coast. We pride ourselves on our personal touch and ethical approach and will tailor our service to your personal needs. For more information on how we can assist in the search for your next role or the staff members you require, please contact our dedicated Town Planning market specialists on 02393 876016.




Ecological Planning & Research Ltd offers more than 25 years of experience tackling the complex interface between biodiversity and land-use planning. We pride ourselves on providing sound ecological advice of the highest quality, which, if necessary, we are able to defend robustly at Public Inquiry, and which we believe pays dividends to our clients in ensuring the best possible chance of a positive outcome. We understand the commercial pressures that our clients face, and we apply our ecological expertise to develop pragmatic solutions; bringing benefits to the wider project whilst withstanding scrutiny within the context of UK planning policy and legislation.




Cornerstone Barristers has a large team of highly regarded planning and environment barristers including experienced silks and talented juniors.

They act for a wide range of clients, from large property developers and public bodies through to businesses, groups and individuals across multiple sectors, including development, infrastructure, energy and real estate, often in relation to major inquiries and matters of national significance.


Their knowledge spans the full spectrum of planning and environment issues, including in related areas such as public law, property, energy and local government law, compulsory purchase and compensation cases.





We are a global network of experts working with clients, communities and colleagues to develop and implement innovative solutions to the world's most complex challenges.

Building iconic skyscrapers. Planning new cities. Connecting people and economies with roads, bridges, tunnels and transit systems. Helping governments maintain stability and security. Restoring damaged environments. Delivering clean water and energy.

We connect expertise across services, markets, and geographies to deliver transformative outcomes. Worldwide, we design, build, finance, operate and manage projects and programmes that unlock opportunities, protect our environment and improve people's lives.


Greater Cam Shared Planning Service


TDo you want to take your career to the next level?  Come and see us to discuss the many opportunities the Greater Cambridge Planning Service can offer you.  We are one of the largest planning services in the East of England operating in one of the fastest growing economies in the UK. The services together currently determine around 7000 planning and related applications per year. The strategic and local planning framework is complex, with a wide range of stakeholders and a highly engaged community. Greater Cambridge is a place where things happen and by working for us you can help make sure they continue to do so!

Tascomi New


Tascomi is dedicated to digitally transforming UK Local Government with innovative and progressive land, property, public protection, and regulatory Software Solutions, built on the foundation of over ten years of experience creating industry-leading, cloud-based software. Tascomi solutions enable and empower Local Authority Planners to break free from paper-based workflows, entrenched legacy software and inefficient processes, to embrace Mobile Working, Collaborative Working and Shared Services, all delivered from a secure cloud based service.

We work in partnership with Local Authorities to create easy-to-use, practical, and dependable mobile solutions, helping optimise workflow and maximise efficiency.

Start your journey towards Digital Transformation with Tascomi.


CapitaAt Capita Local Public Services, we provide local authorities with immediate planning resilience support across a wide range of planning services such as, supporting with planning application backlogs, delivering local plan development, managing planning enforcement cases and providing minerals and waste support.  Our services are designed for those who need immediate solutions and are flexible enough to be switched on and off as required. We can assist local authorities who may not have the in-house capacity to meet their service demands or the expertise to deal with certain planning requirements.

Visit us at stand number 12 to meet our planning resilience experts and find out how we can support your local authority.

Twitter: @Capita_LPS



LandEnhance ensures better success through the planning application process. It provides instant access to the information needed to make stronger planning justifications. The platform uses Machine Learning to aggregate, analyse and enable deep searching of Planning Applications and Policy Documents, to provide relevant arguments and statistics. This, along with other borough wide data results in an enhanced level of information on a site and its surroundings. It is part of the Land Technologies suite of products, making a more open and accessible land market. 

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