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PEBA National Conference 2018

Planning Law and Policy - All change or more of the same?

The conference will assess the latest developments and proposals for planning and environmental law, policy and procedure in key areas and consider the implications for practitioners and whether what is proposed will in fact deliver meaningful change for planning.

Date Venue Price  
18 May 2018 Hogan Lovells International LLP, London £270 BOOK

Note: All prices are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate

Event duration: Day Event (5 hours CPD) (Lunch Included).
Registration from: 09.00. Event starts at: 09.30. Event finishes at: 16.10.

PEBA would like to thank Hogan Lovells for the kind use of their facilities

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The planning system is set to play a crucial role in providing sufficient infrastructure and housing for the country in the years ahead. But will 2018 mark a significant change for planning? Or will the broad policy and legislative backdrop in truth remain much the same?

The progress of nationally significant infrastructure applications slowed in 2017 and housing provision is, as ever, high on the political agenda but seemingly low in terms of delivery.

Long promised reforms to planning policy are expected in 2018 which will attempt to assist in delivering sustainable development. With high profile High Court challenges set to continue the role and procedures of the courts requires careful consideration. And as the UK seeks to leave the EU the implications for environmental law and policy in particular will undoubtedly receive careful scrutiny and debate by practitioners and the courts.

The Planning and Environment Bar Association’s National Conference is always a sell out event. It is highly beneficial, with high quality speakers, relevant and current topics, latest planning case updates and great networking opportunities.



Welcome and Introduction by Conference Chairman

Andrew Tait QC, Chairman of PEBA, Francis Taylor Building

Keynote Address

The Right Hon. Lord Hodge, Justice of The Supreme Court

Delivering Major Infrastructure in 2018 and Beyond

James Pereira QC, Francis Taylor Building

Litigating Planning and Environmental Challenges in the Higher Courts - tactical considerations and procedural developments

Nathalie Lieven QC, Blackstone Chambers

Housing Delivery and Reform in 2018 and Beyond - are things really about to change?

Sasha White QC, Landmark Chambers

The Frances Patterson Paper

Environmental Law and Policy – what does the future hold?

James Findlay QC and Estelle Dehon, Cornerstone Barristers

Community Infrastructure Levy - proposals for reform

Satnam Choongh and Thea Osmund-Smith, No5 Chambers

Case Law Update

Paul Tucker QC and Sarah Reid, Kings Chambers