Promoting and enhancing best practice and technical expertise

Planning Law, Policy and Practice in 2018

This event is an integrated review of planning law, policy and practice.  The day will review hot topics of the moment, using leading practitioners and industry leaders to address the subjects in a candid and practical way.  What better way to get a technical briefing and quality CPD!  If you are involved in planning practice, planning law or planning policy, you need to join us.

Start Date Venue Price  
8 October 2018 Strand Palace Hotel, London    

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: 16.30.

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An enviable programme with subjects and speakers that need no introduction, they sell themselves!

Confirmed Speakers To Date


Welcome and Introduction by Conference Chairmen - Peter Village QC & Richard Harwood OBE QC

Pressures on Local Planning Authorities

  • Maintenance grants and Council tax receipts
  • Funding shortfalls
  • Using local authority funding powers
  • Managing the market
  • Direct -v- partnership delivery
  • Housing delivery companies
  • Funding partners
  • Risks and penalties on local authorities for non delivery

The Implications of the 2018 NPPF

  • The new landscape, what can go wrong?
  • Its strengths and weaknesses
  • Unintended consequences

Land Value Capture - The Facts Minus the Lobbying

  • What is land value capture?
  • Haven’t we been here before?
  • What is being proposed?
  • Impact on the market and unintended consequences

Community Infrastructure Levy, s106 Agreements and Other Charges

  • The increasing reliance on developers' deep pockets
  • Adding to the wish list: new charges on the horizon
  • Section 106 best practice – legal update and top tips
  • CIL reform: dead or just resting?
  • The impact on development – delays and capital diversion 
  • Overcoming the challenges to local authorities, agents and developers

Neighbourhood Planning

  • The Examination System
  • Case Law Review – the dos and don’ts

Hot Cases Review