Annual Planning Seminar 2024

Annual Planning Seminar 2024

Join No5's Planning and Environment Group for their Annual Planning Seminar on Monday 4th March. 

Topics include; Local Plan Submission, Renewable Energy and Case Law/Appeals Updates.

Programme

09.15 - 09.50

Registration and refreshments

09.50 - 10.20

Welcome Address

10.20 - 11.10

The Levelling-up and Regeneration Act 2023 and the New National Planning Policy Framework – “Planning for the Future”?

  • The New Primary Legislation and Required Secondary Legislation

  • The New National Policy Tests

  • New Planning Practice Guidance

  • Impacts on Local Plan Preparation, Submission and Examination

  • National Policy: Towards National Development Management Policies

11.10 - 11.40

Refreshment break

11.40 - 12.20

Case Law / Appeals Update 1: s.288 Challenges and a review of Major Residential Appeal Decisions

  • A round-up of the key decisions at appeal from the past 12 months and lessons from the Inspector and Secretary of State approaches

  • A parallel examination of key s288 judgments by the courts

12.20 - 13.00

Renewable Energy: Climate Change, Net Zero and Sustainability

  • Key Reforms

  • Key Appeal Decisions

  • Key Cases

13.00 - 14.30

Lunch

14.30 - 15.10

Biodiversity Net Gain

  • New Legislation

  • New Guidance

  • Key Appeal Decisions

15.10 - 15.50

Employment and Logistics

  • New Policy

  • Key Appeal Decisions

15.50 - 16.30

Case Law Update 2: Judicial Review of Planning Decisions

  • Annual Round-Up of key judgments from the Courts in past 12 months on the process of securing planning permission

  • Procedural Grounds (Committees, Reports)

  • Substantive Grounds (Policy, Climate Change)

  • Lessons for Councils and Applicants

16.30 - 16.45

Q&A and Close

16:45 onwards

Drinks Reception

Event Details

Date: Monday 4th March 2024

Registration: 9:15

Seminar: 9:50 – 16:45

Drinks Reception: 16:45 onwards

Venue: Eastside Rooms

Address: Woodcock Street, Birmingham, B7 4BL

Price: £195 +VAT