SOLD OUT: 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.


09.15 - 09.50 Registration and refreshments.
09.50 - 10.20 Welcome. Planning Reform or Revolution? Richard Kimblin KC and Joanna Averley, Chief Planner, DLUHC
10.20 - 11.10 The Future of Local Plan-Making under New Legislation and Policy. The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill, Written Ministerial Statements, NPPF Update. The Future of Decision-Taking under New Legislation and Policy. The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill, National Development Management Policies. Paul Cairnes KC, Christopher Young KC and James Corbet Burcher
11.10 - 11.40 Refreshment break.
11.40 - 12.30 Case Law 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. Richard Humphreys KC, Leanne Buckley-Thomson and Christian Hawley
12.30 - 13.00 Employment and Economic Development. Policy Reforms Key Appeal Decisions and Consents,. Peter Goatley KC and Hashi Mohamed
13.00 - 14.20 Lunch.
14.20 - 14.50 Enforcement. Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill, Key Appeal Decisions and Judgments. Scott Stemp and Jack Smyth
14.50 - 15.20 Energy Development: Solar and Wind. Policy Reforms, Key Appeal Decisions and Consents Thea Osmund-Smith and Odette Chalaby
15.20 - 15.50 “Planning by Numbers” – Planning Data, Biodiversity NetGain, Environmental Outcome Reports and other Metrics. Exploring Planning Data, EORs and the move toward increasing use of numeric measurements in decision-taking. Satnam Choongh and Sioned Davies
15.50 - 16.20 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. Hugh Richards and Howard Leithead
16.20 - 16.30 Q&A and Close