How to Operate Skilfully and Advantageously within the Planning System

Thu 11 October 2018

The Caledonian Club 9 Halkin Street London SW1X 7DR

Answers to 11 Thorny Questions: Directly from 8 Tactically Astute Planners, Lawyers and Policy Makers

5 hrs CPD

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  1. Registration and coffee

  2. Introduction

    How to operate skilfully and advantageously within the planning system

    Chaired by: Tim Leader of St John's Chambers

    Tim is one of the UK's premier planning lawyers. He brings a huge number of the most closely watched cases to the table. He is a former Chief-Executive of a Metropolitan Borough Council.

  3. Specialist housing

    What wins when developing specialist housing types? (To include retirement living, extra care, co-living, multiple occupation, and micro flats.)

    Answered by: Nick de Lotbiniere, Head of Planning, Savills

    Nick has over three decades of experience of large scale residential and commercial projects, primarily in Central London. Clients include, Candy and Candy, Finchatton and Northacre.

  4. The Duty to Cooperate

    Does it work for distributing housing need and can it be done better?

    Answered by: Mike Kiely of the Planning Officers Society

    Mike is formerly president of the Planning Officers Society and now chair of its Board. He works closely with government and right across the sector to shape planning in England.

  5. Morning coffee

  6. NPPF

    How significant is the proposed new Housing Delivery Test?

    Who will pass and fail and with what consequences?

    Answered by: Cristina Howick, Partner, Peter Brett Associates

    Cristina wrote the Advice Note on objectively assessed need for PAS and has provided strategic studies and policy advice to regional bodies, the Mayor of London and the Welsh Government.

  7. Economics

    How do you link housing and jobs to ensure greater sustainability (and stop environmental impacts from dominating)?

    Answered by: Matthew Spry, Senior Director, Lichfields

    Matthew is an expert in housing and local economic growth. Projects include securing an allocation for 3,500 homes at Long Marston Airfield. He advised the DCLG Local Plans Group.

  8. Over-run

  9. Lunch

  10. Communities

    Using live examples, when does community consultation make a real - not token - difference to the scheme delivered?

    Answered by: Andrew Simpson, Managing Director, Dominic Lawson Bespoke Planning

    Andrew is leading on major mixed use, residential-led development schemes in Norwich, South Glos. and Chelmsford, totalling 6,000 homes. He led on the Kent Science Park development.

  11. Viability

    What are the secrets of borderline schemes becoming viable because of negotiations over developer contributions?

    Answered by: Anthony Lee, Head of Development, BNP Paribas Real Estate

    Anthony advised 60 local authorities on the viability of CIL and the consequent ability of residential schemes to provide affordable housing and other planning obligations.

  12. Sustainability

    Just how far do developers need to go in providing a sustainable development, e.g. design quality?

    How much further could they go if pushed?

    Answered by: Lynne Sullivan OBE, LSA Studio

    Lynne chaired and authored the Low Carbon Buildings Standard for Scotland and currently chairs a Green Construction Board Taskgroup on how the UK can more than halve all UK buildings emissions by 2030 to meet Government targets.

  13. Over-run

  14. Close of conference