Local Planning Authority Seminar - Leicester

No5 Barristers' Chambers Planning Group invites you to join them at their Local Authorities Seminar Series which is taking place in London, Leicester, Leeds and Bristol. The seminars will consist of a Decision taking, Judicial Review, Plan making, Enforcement and Viability issues updates.


09:00 - 09:30


09:30 - 09:40


09:40 - 10:20

Decision taking update by Richard Humphreys QC, including:

  • Housing delivery/5 year supply issues
  • When are policies 'which are the most important for determining the application' out-of-date?
  • Deciding what weight to give 'out-of-date' policies Weighing adverse impacts and benefits in the 'tilted balance
10:20 - 11:10

Plan-making update by Hugh Richards, including:

  • Housing need standard method
  • Departing from the standard method Transparent and evidence-based selection of sites
11:10 - 11:30

Refreshment Break

11:30 - 12:10

Judicial Review Update by Nina Pindham 

  • The recent Planning Court cases LPA officers need to be aware of
12:10 - 12:30

Viability issues by David Martin, including:

  • In plan-making and decision-taking
  • Assessing priorities when viability is a limiting factor
12:30 - 13:00

Enforcement update by Jack Smyth, including:

  • Making sure developers 'deliver the goods' What makes a decision lawfully 'proportionate'?
  • Proceeds of Crime Act Proceedings - cautionary tales
13:00 - 14:00