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International Summit: Delivering Land Assembly - Day 2 Conference Only

Every country has unique challenges in the modern world. The successful delivery of housing, modern services and infrastructure, regenerating city and town centres, as well as business communities, all are common ambitions and in every case, the acquisition of land and rights are the vital ingredients. 

Each country and each scheme also has a unique set of dilemmas with the potential to frustrate and disable, and whilst no one country has the magic ingredients to overcome such obstacles, we can learn and potentially find solutions from the global market place. The key is to understand what solutions work in different jurisdictions, and then consider whether the solutions can be readily applied elsewhere. This is how best practice evolves and matures and this event will focus is on this worldwide. It will unquestionably be of value for practitioners wherever they might be based. 

Day 2 Conference Attendance Package: 

Start Date Venue Price  
25 March 2020 Venue TBC, Central London £300 BOOK

Note: All prices are to be paid in GBP and are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate

Event duration: Day Event (6 hours CPD) (Lunch Included).
Registration from: 09.00. Event starts at: 09.30. Event finishes at: 17.45.

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Day 2 - Wednesday 25 March 2020

09.30 - 17.45

How is Compensation Dealt with in the US and Australia 

Delivering and Assessing Compensation in the UK - The Emergence of Independent Valuations

Session Chair: Jonathan Stott

Speakers: Randy A. Williams; John Gunthorpe; Dr. John Sturgeon; Colin Smith

  • The role and key provision in the US Uniforms Relocation Act 1970 - preventing promoters manipulating land value and paying less
  • Valuation Principles and values
  • The role of the UK 1961 Land Compensation Act in creating compensation values
  • Valuers should not be negotiators
  • The consequences of not getting it right the first time
  • CPA proposals for reform

Heathrow Expansion 

Session Chair: Angus Walker

  • The need
  • The challenges
  • The approach towards engagement and negotiating in the DCO world
  • Can the DCO process be brought to other land acquisition regimes?
  • Future processes

Future Infrastructure Needs for Cities - How Land Needs Will Vary in the Future 

Session Chair: Victoria Hills

Speakers: Amanda Clack; Bridget Rosewell CBE; Gordon MacNair; Randy A. Williams

Looking at the Trends and Drivers:

  • The economic imperative
  • Decay and Renewal are core drivers
  • Smart living, smart working - What will the future cities look like? How do we plan them?
  • Work/live in the community -v- commuting
  • Refocusing communities and economic strategies
  • Buildings and infrastructure built now - are they fit for the future? 

Planning for the Future:

  • Strategies of the National Infrastructure Commission
  • New urbanisation, community growth strategies and opening up land for use
  • The role of private enterprise with state initiatives

Challenges for UK Cities:

  • Panel Debate

Case Study: Land Assembly to Deliver Major Transport Schemes - HS2 -v- Non UK Projects

Session Chair: Adrian Maher

Speaker: Michael Eckett; Simon Pearce

  • Is it a railway or regeneration scheme
  • Justification
  • Consenting arrangements
  • Challenges
  • Commercial exploitation to satisfy project funding
  • Engagement
  • Compelling case
  • Eminent Doman -v- CPO -v- Acquisition by Agreement 
  • What can the UK learn for the future?
  • What is the UK direction of travel?