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Headline sponsors

Fisher German LLP

Fisher German

Fisher German LLP are a leading national team of property consultants, planners, estate agents, utility project managers and sustainable energy experts with a heritage approaching 190 years. They have 500 skilled people across 16 offices.

Their vision is to be "the best at what we do as judged by clients and colleagues".

Their values are simplicity in what they do; pride in themselves, their colleagues, their services and their company; commitment in everything they do; professionalism in their dealing with clients and colleagues; entrepreneurial in their approach when servicing clients' needs; and to empower their people, allowing them to develop and grow.

Planning and Design Group
P And DG

Currently celebrating its fifth year in business, Planning & Design Group (P&DG), is an independent and well respected firm of Chartered Town Planners and Urban Designers, operating from offices in Nottingham and Farringdon, London. P&DG provide an independent, high quality and bespoke range of planning services and they operate on projects across the UK. The team has extensive capabilities and a positive track record on delivering timely and innovative solutions for its broad client portfolio. P&DG is delighted to be a headline sponsor of the 2018 RTPI Young Planners' Conference.


Waterman Infastructure

WatermanWaterman Group is a multidisciplinary consultancy providing sustainable solutions to meet the planning, engineering design and project delivery needs of the property, infrastructure, environment and energy markets.

Founded in 1952, the company has since grown into a leading engineering and environmental consultancy with offices throughout the UK, Australia and Europe. Waterman works with government agencies, local authorities, government-regulated industries and private sector clients to provide innovative, sustainable and economic solutions across a wide spectrum of business activities.


Workshop sponsors

Francis Taylor Building

FTBFrancis 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

PegasusPegasus Group is a leading national independent consultancy specialising in planning, design, environment and economics. Their services span the entire project process from planning through to design and delivery, ensuring they achieve optimal results.

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


Shakespeare Martineau (including Marrons Planning)


ShakespeareWith 12 planning lawyers and 12 planners, the team is one of the largest planning teams in the country catering for legal and consultancy needs under one roof and from across six offices.

The legal expertise encompasses judicial reviews and statutory challenges, highways and section 106 agreements, CIL, CPO and Development Consent Orders, and ES audits.

They pride themselves on utilising a multi-disciplinary approach to deliver development that meets the needs of their clients and local communities.


Study tour sponsors

PBA, now part of Stantec

Pba NewPeter Brett Associates LLP is an independent practice of planners, engineers, scientists, and economists delivering major development and infrastructure projects throughout the UK and parts of Europe. We understand the development process from start to finish and can unlock and help deliver schemes quickly and efficiently. Working closely with PBA's technical teams, our Planning team is well-placed to help our clients deliver viable development projects through our high-quality bespoke and integrated multidisciplinary service. 



Turley _CMYK

Turley is a full service national planning and development consultancy which, since being founded in 1983, has established a strong reputation for providing honest and sound commercial advice, skilled presentation, advocacy and negotiation. Our core planning expertise is supported by specialisms led by the best in their fields of design, economics, heritage, strategic communications and sustainability. Our UK-wide network of teams are steeped in their local markets. Turley has been fully employee-owned since 1996. Each employee is a co-owner and this makes us distinctive. We shape better places and achieve success for our clients.



39 Essex Chambers

EssexWinners of 'Real Estate, Environment and Planning Set of the Year' in The Legal 500 UK 2017 and 2018 Awards, the group at 39 Essex Chambers consists of leading practitioners who are widely regarded for combining a strong academic background with pragmatism, versatility and who are easy to work with.

Their members offer expertise in the full range of planning, environmental and property law including climate change, compulsory purchase, contaminated land, EIA, High Court planning challenges, highways, footpaths and rights of way, planning and environmental inquiries, prosecutions, real estate litigation, village greens and waste and landfill projects.



DLP Consulting

DLPDLP Planning Ltd (DLP) is one of the largest independent town planning consultancies in the UK. Formed in 1991, DLP has nine offices nationwide and specialise in providing town planning and development advice to a broad range of both private and public-sector clients. Offering extensive local knowledge from each of their offices, DLP provide a commercial minded approach to all aspects of the planning process, delivering high profile projects across a range of sectors.


Kings Chambers

KingsProviding excellence in Planning for over 50 years, Kings Chambers has produced some of the leading practitioners in the field of Planning.  They offer a diverse range of planning expertise – acting for developers, landowners, central government, local authorities and action groups. Areas covered include: infrastructure, housing, retail, energy, village greens and environmental matters. Kings Chambers is committed to the provision of high quality specialist legal services through barristers with the highest reputation for advocacy and knowledge.  They are a large specialist set practising from Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham, and they are ranked by the legal directories as one of the country's leading sets of chambers.



RoythornesRoythornes is a top 150 law firm with a leading reputation in development and planning, helping some of the country's biggest developers, landowners and local authorities capitalise their opportunities.

Their specialist Planning team consists of experienced and commercial-minded experts who are accustomed to handling a wide spectrum of transactions ranging from small bespoke developments to large scale, strategic infrastructure projects on behalf of land owners, developers and local authorities, to achieve their strategic goals.


Gala dinner sponsors 


BoyerBoyer is a leading multi-skilled national planning consultancy with offices across England and Wales. Part of the Leaders Romans Group, one of the largest property services companies in the UK, they provide planning and development consultancy services, including masterplanning, architecture, and development economics. Established in 1985, they have a track record of residential and mixed-use developments including the promotion of urban extensions and new settlements as well as education, leisure, retail and health sector projects. Their regional focus gives them in-depth knowledge, understanding of local issues and their culture of collaboration results in positive working relationships with local planning authorities.


BidwellsWe offer our clients unparalleled knowledge and access to the markets we serve – and these are some of the most interesting markets with the highest growth potential in the UK, including emerging opportunities within the region known as the CaMkOx Arc.

Bidwells' planning team is among the largest planning consultancies in the UK and has a proven track record of providing problem solving advice to a range of clients. Our highly-experienced team has worked on a broad spectrum of developments across the commercial, residential and rural sectors.



Welcome drinks sponsors

Aspbury Planning

AspburyAspbury Planning are UK-wide, independent town planning specialists proudly celebrating 35 years of business this year. Their success in achieving positive outcomes owes much to the rich and varied expertise of the team. Aspbury Planning have people with experience in local authority, the housebuilding industry and the building conservation and heritage sector. They see things from a range of perspectives, so their knowledge and experience maximises the chance of success. They also understand the complexities of the planning system and offer straight-talking advice.  The calibre of clients and scale of commissions are measures of Aspbury Planning's capability – but the same quality of service is offered to everyone who walks through the door, including the smallest of projects.



CurtinsCurtins is a leading multi-disciplinary consultancy specialising in the built environment for almost 60 years with 14 offices across the UK and Ireland.  

Independently owned, they've been featured in the top 50 in the Building Good Employers Guide for the past 10 years, and achieved 17th place in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Areas of specialism include Transport Planning, Drainage and Flood Risk, Environmental, Infrastructure, Geotechnical, Conservation & Heritage, Civil and Structural Engineering and Principal Design Services. This means they can take a project from pre-planning right through to construction, to benefit their clients.


Gala dinner drinks sponsor


MECM-EC Consulting Development Engineers is one of the UK's leading and fastest growing engineering consultancies, offering a wide range of technical expertise and capabilities to support development from pre-planning through to completion. With over 90 staff located in six offices across the UK, M-EC works across multiple sectors with a wide range of clients and prides itself on clear and concise communication and delivering sustainable and cost-effective solutions for its clients and partners.

Lunchtime sponsor

Osbourne Richardson

OsbourneEstablished in 1991, Osborne Richardson is one of the most widely respected specialist recruitment agencies in the UK. Operating in a limited range of niche technical disciplines, their strategy has always been to maintain a narrow focus and excel in our chosen areas.

Their business ethos is a commitment to providing a high quality service and exceptional standards. Using skill and industry knowledge they deliver consistent, professional and effective HR solutions for any business requirement.

Their specialist areas include; town planning, surveying, commercial agency, investment and acquisitions, administrative support plus health and safety enforcement.


Merchandise sponsor

No5 Barristers Chambers

No 5 LogoWidely acknowledged as being one of the leading sets of Planning and Environment Barristers in the country, No5 houses some of the most sought-after barristers in the field.

Members provide advisory and advocacy services to the highest standard and represent clients across both the public and private sectors.

Our Barristers regularly represent clients in the Appeal Courts including the Planning and Administrative Courts, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, and frequently appear at Planning Inquiries, Hearings, Examination's in Public and DCO Hearings.

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