S.106 - Andrew Parkinson, Landmark Chambers (Planning, London, 11.10.17) What steps can you take to cut the time it takes to sign and implement a S.106? Is there a legal basis for LPAs altering its conditions once PP in principle is agreed?
Identification of Sites - James Pargeter, Greystar Europe Holdings (Planning, London, 11.10.17) What are the key criteria for identification of housing sites in the allocation process? How much weight is being given to market demand and infrastructure provision?
Neighbourhood Plans - Matthew Spry, Lichfields (Planning, London, 11.10.17) What happens if Neighbourhood Plans are obliged to take account of housing need numbers (provided in a higher level plan)? Will it square with the SOS's decisions at Yapton and Bartestree?
5 Year Supply - Timothy Leader, 4-5 Gray's Inn Square (Planning, London, 24.11.16) Where the 5 year housing land supply is out of date, how much weight is being given to the presumption in favour of development? What do the cases say about the primacy of the development plan against other material considerations?
Community Engagement - Nick Wright, Nick Wright Planning (Scottish Planning System, Edinburgh, 24.11.16) What is "real engagement" with the community as opposed to "token engagement"? What can be achieved in terms of reducing NIMBYISM?
Development Plans - Nicola Woodward, Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (Scottish Planning System, Edinburgh, 24.11.16) Is the plan led system valid given problems with resources and priorities? Are representations about inadequate land supply being listened to locally?
Housing Numbers - Robin Holder, Holder Planning (Scottish Planning System, Edinburgh, 24.11.16) How are you to satisfy housing needs and create successful places? Is the current focus on the numbers a distraction?
Major Proposals - Neil Collar, Brodies LLP (Scottish Planning System, Edinburgh, 24.11.16) What are the unifying features of the major planning proposals under consideration by the Scottish Ministers, i.e. reasons for call in, consistency of decision making and transparency?
Obligations - Catherine Wood, Gladman Land (Scottish Planning System, Edinburgh, 24.11.16) To what extent is there a relentless growth in obligations placed by local government on new development, i.e. developer contributions? Is a consistent approach being applied?
Place Making - John Bury, City of Edinburgh Council (Scottish Planning System, Edinburgh, 24.11.16) Are we delivering high quality places? How do you reintegrate planning and economic development and give weight to sustainability?