On: 18/04/2013 09:00:00
Location: SJ Berwin, 10 Queen Street Place, London EC4R 1BE
Attendees: This event is open to both members and non-members
Non-Members will be asked to register prior to booking if using the link above. Alternatively PDF booking form is available.
Join the REA Planning Conference on Thursday, 18th April 2013 at S J Berwin’s office in London EC4 as we address these key issues.
The Planning Conference will provide an update and forum for debate on the UK Government’s on-going reform of the planning system in the context of delivering growth and energy security for the future. The Conference will be hearing from Government; local councils; renewable developers and infrastructure providers; planning organisations and planning lawyers and will look at 3 main areas;
The Conference will then conclude with a discussion from key planning lawyers on how case law is relevant to the project developer community.
REA Members: £150 + VAT
Non-REA Members: £200 + VAT
09.45 – 09.50 Introduction
Jane Smith, Chair for the morning session
09.50 – 10.05 Setting the Scene
Gaynor Hartnell, Chief Executive, Renewable Energy Association
10.05 – 10.25 Keynote Speaker:Government’s Planning Reforms under the Growth agenda
- how they will deliver for energy infrastructure
Shona Dunn Director of Planning, DCLG
10.30 - 10.50 Planning Reform - what further changes do we need?
Hector Pearson, Chair of Energy UK/Industry Planning Group and National Grid
11.20 - 11.40 The National Planning Policy Framework and Review of Planning Policy Guidance
– supporting renewable energy or not?
Marcus Trinick, Partner, Eversheds
11.50 - 12.10 Planning - Policy and Practicalities
Adrian Lea, Technical Director, Wardell Armstrong
12.15 – 12.30 Renewable energy: a Local Politician’s view
Councillor Andy Platt, Stoke-on-Trent, Creative Council Scheme
13.30 – 13.35 Introduction
13.35 – 13.50 Community Energy – the contribution it can make
Rebecca Willis, Associate of Cooperative UK (confirmed)
13.55 – 14.10 Local Authority’s retention of business rates
Mark Deans, GVA
14.15 – 14.30 Community benefit payments
– Localism embraces incentives, can the planning system?
Caryl Walter, Bond Pearce
15.00 – 15.40 Incentivising and delivering renewable energy - the reality – Panel Discussion
• Gemma Grimes, RUK
• David Cox, RES UK & Ireland
• Julian Leslie, National Grid
• David Massingham, Covanta
• Tim Norwood, EDF Chief Planner
• Chaired by Gaynor Hartnell
15.40 - 16.25 Case law update
Paul Maile, Eversheds
Angus Evers, SJ Berwin
16.35 Conference Closes
For presentation slides from the event, click here.
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