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2017 Conference Event Programme - See more

Wednesday 1st February

Neighbourhood Development Plans

09.30 – 16.00 at @Bristol


This event focuses on the story of rural and urban NDP's thus far and will consider the difficulties of progressing an NDP to referendum. The conference will also explore the efficacy of NDP's in achieving meaningful planning outcomes. Finally the treatment of NDP's in appeal decisions and court challenges will be considered. An event for all practitioners involved in development management to policy formation.


Thursday 23rd February

Development Management - Large scale development and CIL/106

09.30 – 16.00 at AFC Bournemouth


This conference will look at aspects of allocating land for large mixed use urban extensions, with speakers from the development industry and planning professionals. The event will also examine the legal issues, in particular legal challenges, and the composition of section 106 agreements, and the difficulties with specific topic areas including education provision, affordable housing and place making. Finally there will be a consideration of the relationship of CIL and S106 agreements in the provision of infrastructure.


Wednesday 15th March

NPPF – Five Years On

09.30 – 16.00 at STEAM, Swindon


This event will hear consideration from speakers on the success of the NPPF and the NPPG in simplifying national planning guidance. Speakers will also consider the likely shape of the review of the NPPF.  The conference will also consider the Government advice on the review of the local plan process and feature recent examples of a more holistic approach to the local plan, which covers more than spatial matters.


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