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PEBA National Conference 2017


7 seats are now available in the conference overflow video streaming room, to book a place please email

Once these are taken a wait list will apply for any cancellations.

Start Date Venue Price  
5 May 2017 Hogan Lovells International LLP, London    

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

Event duration: Whole day (5 hours CPD) BSB Accredited.
Registration from: 09.00. Event starts at: 09.30. Event finishes at: 16.10.

     PEBA thank Hogan Lovells LLP for the kind use of their facilities for the conference

Delivering sustainable development - reconciling the tensions

The Planning and Environment Bar Association’s 10th National Conference - a well attended beneficial event, with high quality speakers, relevant topics, latest planning case updates and great networking opportunities.  

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The conference will start with a keynote address from Holgate J, President of the Upper Tribunal Lands Chamber and will focus on the delivery of sustainable development and address recent changes and forthcoming reforms to the Compulsory Purchase regime and a review of the decisions of the First-tier Tribunal relating to Assets of Community Value and their import for the development process. 

It will then turn to deal with the law relating to air quality in the light of the ClientEarth judgement and its likely effect on decision making going forward. There will be a review of recent appeal decisions dealing with constraints to development (including Green Belt, AONB, sites of ecological value and designated heritage assets) and how they are currently being addressed by Inspectors and the Secretary of State, followed by a session considering the implications for delivery of the Housing and Planning Act. 

The conference will conclude as usual with the case law update.



09.00-Registration and Refreshments
09.30-Welcome and Introduction by Conference Chairman
Andrew Tait QCChairman of PEBA, Francis Taylor Building
09.45-Keynote Address
The Honourable Mr Justice HolgatePresident of the Upper Tribunal Lands Chamber
10.00-Compulsory Purchase Update to include the implications to the Neighbourhood Planning Act
David Elvin QC, Landmark Chambers
10.40-Assets of Community Value - a review of the decisions of the First-tier Tribunal
Alex Booth QCFrancis Taylor Building
11.50-Air Quality Law and its implications for the decision making process
Justine Thornton QC39 Essex Chambers
13.30-The Frances Patterson Paper
The Rt Hon Lord Justice Lindblom, The Court of Appeal
14.00-Appeal Decision Review - Constraints and how they are faring
Ruth Stockley, Kings Chambers
Asitha RanatungaCornerstone Barristers
14.45-The Housing and Planning Act 2016 and other fixes for the housing market
William UptonSix Pump Court
Megan ThomasSix Pump Court
15.25-Case Law Update
Richard Kimblin QCNo5 Chambers
16.10-Conference Close