12th Annual Bristol Planning Law and Policy Conference and Dinner

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Date: 24 November 2011
Venue: Bristol Marriott City Centre Hotel
Time: 09:15 - 17:00


With the Coalition Government now almost eighteen months old and the Localism Bill and the National Planning Policy Framework progressing through Parliament, this Conference will take a look at how the promised changes to policy and law are making a difference to the effectiveness of planners and planning, in order to deliver the development we as a nation need as we emerge from the recession.

The event welcomes back planning minister Bob Neill, who addressed the conference two years ago when in opposition, to discuss the latest news from the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG). This will then be followed up later in the day with a question and answer session with Steve Quartermain, Chief Planner to the CLG.

Economic planning at a sub regional level will be disussed in depth with the chairman of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership. The conference will also be examining the practicalities of localism, considering the future shape of public engagement in a new era of neighbourhood plans, development orders and referenda. This will include lessons from Bristol, Dorset and that hot bed of local democracy, Switzerland.

A legal update will be provided by Stephen Tromans QC from 39 Essex Street Chambers.

As always, there will be a break before the conference reception and dinner, at which the after dinner speech will be given by former Deputy Prime Minster and Secretary of State for the CLG, now Lord Prescott.

For event cost information please visit the 12th Annual Bristol Planning Law and Policy Conference website.

Cost: Various costs
Contact: Tan Moore
Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 83210
E-mail: FET.shortcourses@uwe.ac.uk

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