Cornerstone Barristers Planning Day 2023
SpeakersCornerstone Planning & Environment team
VenueRoyal College of Surgeons of England, 38 – 43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PE
Aimed at planning specialists, solicitors, and policymakers, this year’s Planning Day will address hot topics in planning, including renewable energy development, urban design, green belt, the National Planning Policy Framework, air quality and aviation emissions, plus a round-up of all the latest case law and an overview of the planning system 2010-23.
We are pleased to announce that Johanna Boyd, Chief Executive of Planning Aid Scotland (PAS), will deliver the keynote speech.
The conference will be followed by a complimentary drinks reception, an ideal forum to meet our barristers and hear their expert views in an informal environment, as well as exchange ideas with other planners and solicitors.
We recommend booking early to take advantage of our early bird offer, which allows anyone making a purchase before 10th October to do so at the discounted rate of £155 + VAT per person. Thereafter, the cost per ticket will be £185 + VAT.
Attendees will also receive a free booklet of exclusive articles written by our expert speakers, available nowhere else.
We hope you can join us, and we look forward to seeing you then.
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Watch our video below from last year’s Planning Day, to get a sense of what to expect from the conference, and view the programme below.
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Please note timings and content are subject to change
09:15 Registration and refreshments
09:30 Chair’s address
Speaker: Michael Bedford KC
09:40 Keynote address – Johanna Boyd
The Chief Executive of Planning Aid Scotland, Johanna Boyd, will share recent developments in planning north of the border that we can learn from, including their approach to climate change.
10:00 Key changes to planning appeals system in recent years: A practical guide
10:30 Case law update
11:00 Break and networking
11:30 Delivering renewable energy: a wind of change and a place in the sun?
12:00 An environmental smorgasbord: from BNG to ESG
Join two of Cornerstone’s leading planning barristers for a smorgasbord environmental session, covering all you need to know from BNG to ESG.
12:30 Environmental Impact Assessment: recent legal issues, and a taste of the future in the shape of Environmental Outcomes Reports.
This session will include an update on law and guidance relevant to EIA practice; perspectives on the significance and/or outcome of the Supreme Court’s judgment in Finch v Surrey County Council, plus an upbeat assessment of the Government’s Environmental Outcomes Proposals (EOR) report.
13:00 Lunch and networking
14:00 Urban design
14:30 How to get planning permission for your residential scheme in the Green Belt
Our speakers will look at a range of recent decisions in Green Belt cases and offer their views on how to maximise your chances of gaining permission for a residential scheme in the Green Belt, including: Properly assessing harm, identifying and maximising benefits, the role of local plans, and housing land supply.
15:00 Coffee break
15:15 Environmental panel
16:00 Hot topics in planning panel
16:45 Drinks reception