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Zoom webinar series on Local Plans - Viability and funding infrastructure


11:00 - 12:00

Michael Bedford QC, Wayne Beglan, Clare Parry



Following on from the introduction to elements of local plans webinar, the Cornerstone planning team will host a series of webinars drilling down into many of the key elements of the local planning process.

The last webinar focuses on viability and funding infrastructure.

The new focus on 'build, build, build' presents opportunities that could unlock growth in many parts of the country but it does not change the bottom line: non-viable development does not get built by the private sector and local authorities have to demonstrate value for money when competing for public funding and when using their own resources.

Large scale strategic developments, including Garden Communities, which will be built out over many decades, present particular challenges in showing they are deliverable.

Recent experiences at Uttlesford, North Essex, and Tandridge, have highlighted the difficulties of persuading Examination Inspectors that they have an adequate evidence base to endorse such strategic scale developments, especially where they are critically dependent on the delivery of new or improved infrastructure.

Demonstrating viability in a post-Covid 19 economic landscape also brings new and additional challenges for plan-makers and scheme promoters.

This webinar will explore the practical issues involved in successful planning for strategic developments, exploring lessons to be learnt, pitfalls to avoid, and the assembly of evidence.

Other webinars on the series include:

1. SEA/SA and Spatial Strategies - 9 July - James Findlay QC, Rob Williams, Emma Dring - BOOK HERE
2. Joint planning across authority lines - 16 July – Michael Bedford QC, Dr Ashley Bowes - BOOK HERE
3. Green Belt release - 23 July - Paul Shadarevian QC, Jonathan Clay, Wayne Beglan - BOOK HERE

The webinar is free of charge, however registration is required. Please click on the Book Your Place button on this page to register on Zoom.

Please note that registrations close on 30 July at 10:30.

Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email within a few hours with the link to join the webinar on the day. Check your junk folder in case you haven't received it.

Please note that you have to log-in to the webinar with the same email address you have used for the registration.

You need a Zoom account to register to the webinar, so sign up to Zoom if you haven't done it yet.

If you have any issues, please contact us on events@cornerstonebarristers.com or 020 7421 1993.