No5 Barristers' Chambers Annual Planning Seminar 2023

On Monday 20th March 2023, No5 Barristers' Chambers will hold its Annual Planning Seminar at the Eastside Rooms in Birmingham.

Members from No5's Planning & Environment team will deliver a day of talks and updates on topical planning subjects.

Programme

09.15 – 09.50

Registration and refreshment

09.50 – 10.10

Welcome – Planning Reform or Revolution?

10.10 – 10.40

The Future of Local Plan-Making under New Legislation and Policy

·  The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill

· Written Ministerial Statements

· NPPF Update

10.40 – 11.00

The Future of Decision-Taking under New Legislation and Policy

· The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill

· National Development Management Policies

11.00 – 11.30

Refreshment break

11.30 – 12.30

Case Law Update 1: Major Residential Appeal Decisions and High Court s288 Challenges

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

·  A parallel examination of key s288 judgments by the courts

12.30 – 13.00

Energy Development: Solar and Wind

· Policy Reforms

· Key Appeal Decisions and Consents

13.00 – 14.10

Lunch

14.10 – 14.40

“Planning by Numbers” – Planning Data, Biodiversity Net Gain, Environmental Outcome Reports and other Metrics

· Exploring Planning Data, EORs and the move toward increasing use of numeric measurements in decision-taking

14.40 – 15.10

Employment and Economic Development

· Policy Reforms

· Key Appeal Decisions and Consents

 

15.10 – 15.40

Enforcement

· Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill

· Key Appeal Decisions and Judgments

 

15.40 - 16.10

Case Law Update 2: Judicial Review of Planning Decisions – Lessons for Councils and Applicants

· Annual Round-Up of key judgments from the Courts in past 12 months on the process of securing planning permission at first instance

16.10 – 16:30

Q & A and Close