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19-21 September 2014
New College Oxford

Programme

Programme

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19 September 2014

16:30
Arrival and registration, New College. Tea will be available until 18:00. Newcomers' tea with the committee 17:00 - 17:30.
19:00
Drinks reception in the Master's Lodgings at Balliol College
20:00
Black tie dinner with keynote address by Dr Hugh Ellis, Town and Country Planning Association


20 September 2014

08:00
Breakfast
09:15
Chairman's introduction
09:25
Heroes and Villains: Challenge & Protest in Planning How campaign groups are using public law to challenge proposed developments. Gita Parihar, Head of Legal, Friends of the Earth
10:00
Heroes and Villains: Challenge & Protest in Planning What developers and their advisers will have to do to meet the threat of challenge. Simon Ricketts, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin LLP
10:35
Questions and discussion
11:10
Coffee
11:35
Fit to Frack? The Government is committed to fracking: what are the legal implications? Catherine Howard, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
12:10
Questions and discussion
12:35
Lunch
13:45
Delivering The Homes We Need - The Current State of Play The country is desperate for new housing: how can providers ensure that new homes are built? What are the factors preventing the construction of the houses the nation needs? Kate Davies, Chief Executive, Notting Hill Housing
14:20
Questions and discussion
14:40
Making the Past - Delivering the Future In the RTPI centenary year, an overview of the development of the town and country planning system in England and a view of how it needs to evolve to become the agent for achieving the development the nation needs. Kelvin MacDonald, Senior Visiting Fellow: Dept. of Land Economy, Cambridge, Specialist Adviser: House of Commons Communities & Local Govt. Select Committee, Design Council CABE Built Environment Expert (BEE)
15:15
Questions and discussion
15:35
Pimms Reception
15:45
Optional walking tour following in the steps of giants - an off-beat look at Oxford's rich science heritage.
18:30
Sweet & Maxwell champagne reception, Founder's Garden, Balliol College
19:30
Black tie dinner with guest speaker Mitchell J. Silver FAICP, Commissioner, New York City Parks, Past American Planning Association President & Former Chief Planning Officer, Raleigh, North Carolina. Late night entertainment, returning by popular demand, from 'The Alibis'; band members include Rhodri Price-Lewis QC, Reuben Taylor QC and Katrina Yates


21 September 2014

08:00
Chapel, New College. Breakfast
09:20
Chairman's introduction
09:30
Local Heroes: Neighbourhood Planning in Practice The view from Whitehall and the reality on the ground from a local authority perspective. Ruth Stanier OBE, Director of Planning, Department for Communities and Local Government
09:55
John Walker, Operational Director Development Planning, Westminster City Council
10:20
Questions and discussion
10:40
Legal Update What have been the key issues emerging from cases over the past year? Richard Harwood OBE QC, Thirty Nine Essex Street
11:15
Questions and discussion
11:30
Conference close


Programme timings are meant as a guide line and are subject to change. A final programme with timings will be included in your joining instructions on registration.


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