CPA Scotland National Conference 2021
|26 October 2021||Perth Concert Hall, Perth|
|26 October 2021||Virtual Conference Attendance|
Note: All prices are to be paid in GBP and are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate
- Keith Petrie, CPA Scotland Chair, Consultant, FG Burnett
- Tom Arthur, The Scottish Minister for Public Finance - Planning and Community Wealth
- Tom Winter, Scottish Government
- Archie Rintoul, Past CPA Scotland Chair, RICS Scotland
- Karen Hamilton, Partner, Brodies LLP
- Dougie Bowers, Principal Surveyor and Sector Leader/Office Head, Valuation Office Agency
- Ian Thornton-Kemsley, Consultant, Strutt & Parker, Partner, Thornton Estates
- Rob McIntosh, Senior Lawyer, Aberdeenshire Council
- Elaine Farquharson-Black, CPA Scotland Vice Chair, Partner, Brodies LLP
Welcome and Introduction from the SCPA Chair - Keith Petrie
Keynote Address - Mr Tom Arthur MSP, The Scottish Minister for Public Finance, Planning and Community Wealth
Scottish Government Update
An update on the Scottish Government’s commitment, contained in the Programme for Government 2021-22, to: “reform and modernise the compulsory purchase system in Scotland, making it clearer, fairer and faster for all parties”
- There is significant political will to accelerate and use the compulsory purchase process in order to deliver more infrastructure projects in Scotland. While there is an opportunity to make the process simpler, fairer, quicker and more cost effective without requiring primary legislation, it requires changing approaches.
- What are the approaches?
- What are the benefits?
- How do we get both Acquiring Authorities and the affected property owners to positively engage?
ADR for Disputed Compensation Claims
- There is a number of options to resolve disputes
- RICS is to be introducing an ADR option for disputed compensation claims
- What is this option and will it work effectively in Scotland?
- How will such a scheme sit relative to the Lands Tribunal for Scotland
- There are more telecom devices in the UK than people. In the last two decades we have witnessed some of the most advanced changes in technology in human history and, as every day passes, the world becomes ever-more reliant on telecoms. Thus, the provision of world-class telecoms and connectivity is key to supporting our economy. This presentation gives us an up-date review as to where we are, in this fast-changing subject and how effective is the 2017 Telecoms Code.
- CPOs are ultimately for the benefit of communities. Thus, what powers could, or should rest with communities: what access to influence could, or should communities have to ensure change for better? Are Compulsory Sale Orders the answer? A presentation followed by a panel discussion on this issue.
- Aims, goals and outcomes from the various issues discussed and how they fit in with Scottish Government policy.