- 04 June 2013
- DAC Beachcroft LLP, London
19th Annual Planning Law Conference
In association with Landmark Chambers
"When it comes to planning, there is only one set in London that can be considered truly exceptional. It's common knowledge that Landmark is the finest planning chambers" (Chambers & Partners 2010)
LGG are delighted that Christopher Lockhart-Mummery QC will chair the 19th Annual Planning Law Conference and once again we there will be an expert panel of speakers from Landmark Chambers.
After a year dominated by the introduction of the Localism Act and the significant changes introduced to the UK’s planning systems this one day conference will provide a practical examination of the key legal issues being faced by Local Authorities and in particular those working within Planning Departments.
David Forsdick will open the conference with an annual case law update. Additional speakers from Landmark Chambers will then review the current planning policy; address the practical issues on governance including bias and consultation; consider the latest status of neighbourhood development planning; and look at the implications and lessons learnt from Dale Farm in terms of planning policy for travellers sites.
Throughout the programme there will be the opportunity to ask the panel of speakers to address the issues that matter to you and give their view on the new legislation in question and answer sessions and to network with your peers and colleagues.
Case Law Update
David Forsdick, Landmark Chambers
Planning Policy 2012
- The implications of Tesco Stores v Dundee City Council for the interpretation of planning policies
- The implications of Wakil v LB Hammersmith & Fulham and the Local Planning (England) Regulations 2012 for policy-making by local authorities
- A review of decisions by the Secretary of State since the publication of the NPPF – welcome consistency or unwelcome chaos?
Christopher Katkowski QC, Landmark Chambers
Practical Issues on Governance - including the topics of bias and consultation
- The common law of bias and predetermination – where are we now?
- The “single issue” councilor
- Does the statutory “clarification” clarify?
- Practical issues under the new regime
Richard Drabble QC, Landmark Chambers
Neighbourhood Development Planning
Stephen Morgan, Landmark Chambers
Travellers and Enforcement - lessons from Dale Farm, including implications of Planning Policy for Travellers Sites.
- Why the issues at Dale Farm arose
- What the difficulties were in enforcing planning control at Dale Farm including the practical difficulties of taking enforcement action
- What the lessons to be learned from that litigation are
- Whether Planning Policy for Travellers Sites together with newly announced measures are likely to prevent such issues from arising again
Reuben Taylor, Landmark Chambers, who represented Basildon Council throughout the Dale Farm litigation
Martyn Fisher, Hull City Council
" This was a very well run and highly comprehensive course"
"The course was excellent, it provided a very useful round up of the most important legislative, case law and policy changes over the past year"
"I have attended other planning law conferences which have been very good. But there is none better than this - very informative "
Adrian Clemens, Cornwall Council
- Adult - Children\'s - Social Services
- Community Safety
- Data Protection & Freedom of Information
- Highways and Rights of Way
- Management, Skills Training and Career Development
- Members & Governance
- Partnering & Procurement
- Trading Standards