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Annual Planning Seminar 2018

 

On Monday 26th March 2018, No5 Barristers' Chambers will hold its Annual Planning Seminar at the ICC in Birmingham. The key-note theme will be “Revving-up the Midlands Engine” delivered by Gareth Bradford.

Keynote speaker: Gareth Bradford, Director of Housing and Regeneration at the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA)

- Gareth oversees implementation of the WMCA’s plans to increase the supply of land for housing and employment to help meet growth levels set out in its Strategic Economic Plan.

Gareth joined the WMCA in December 2017 from DCLG where he was deputy director responsible for a cross-Whitehall division for regeneration and infrastructure, leading bespoke housing and regeneration deals in growth areas. His roles in Government have also included a 2.5 year secondment to the No10 Policy Unit as a policy adviser on affordable housing, land, small businesses, regeneration, planning, build to rent and right to buy.

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The No5 team of planning silks and juniors will update delegates on:

- The planning policy landscape: What progress has been made on the White Paper and Budget-day policy announcements?  Responding to the draft NPPF this Spring.  Are we any clearer on what Brexit might bring to the planning system?

- Topical issues in development management including: Giving “reasons” for planning decisions (in response to the very recent Supreme Court judgment); How can developers respond to local opposition with a ‘localist’ agenda?

- Topical issues in plan-making including: Site selection - Sustainability Appraisal of options; How can we deliver the development we need and meet the Air Quality challenge?; Assessing housing ‘need’.

- Recent case law affecting planning and environmental issues.

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Programme:

09:30 - 10:00 Registration and Refreshments

10:00 - 10:10 Welcome

10:10 - 10:40 Keynote Address: How can the development industry “rev up” the Midlands engine? Presented by: Gareth Bradford (WMCA)

10:40 - 10:55 Q&A

10:55 - 11:25 Policy Update: What progress has been made on the White Paper and Budget-day announcements?  Responding to the draft NPPF this Spring.  Are we any clearer on what Brexit might bring to the planning system? Presented by: Jeremy Cahill QC & James Corbet Burcher

11:25 - 11:45 Coffee break

11:45 - 12:05 Decision-taking update: Giving “reasons” for planning decisions. Presented by: Richard Humphreys QC 

12:05 - 12:25 Decision-taking update: How can developers respond to opposition with a ‘localist’ agenda? Presented by: Tim Jones Christopher Young QC

12:25 - 12:30 Q&A

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 14:20 Legal Updates: Decision-taking. Presented by: Scott Stemp & Hashi Mohamed

14:20 - 14:40 Legal Updates: Environmental. Presented by: Celina Colquhoun & Howard Leithead

14:40 - 15:00 Legal Updates: Policy and Plan-making. Presented by: Peter Goatley & Christian Hawley

15:00 - 15:20 Plan-making: Site selection - Sustainability Appraisal of options. Presented by: Hugh Richards & Leanne Buckley-Thomson

15:20 - 15:40 Plan-making: How can we deliver the development we need and meet the Air Quality challenge? Presented by: Thea Osmund-Smith

15:40 - 16:00 Plan-making: Assessing housing ‘need’. Presented by: Satnam Choongh Jack Smyth

16:00 - 16:15 Q&A

Cost

£185+VAT per delegate

Date: 26 March 2018

Time: 09:30 - 16:15

Venue: The ICC, Birmingham

CPD Points: 4

Cost: £185.00

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