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14-16 September 2018
New College Oxford

2013 Past Papers

2013 Past Papers

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Claire Dutch Claire Dutch


Lord Matthew Taylor of Goss Moor Lord Matthew Taylor of Goss Moor
Lord Matthew Taylor led the Government's recent Planning Guidance Review. He is Chairman of the National Housing Federation (the voice of not-for-profit housing associations) and of the St Austell Eco-Town Strategic Partnership (the public-private partnership delivering one of the original eco-towns).

Can the NPPF Crack the Housing Crisis?

Waheed Nazir Waheed Nazir
Waheed Nazir is Director of Planning and Regeneration at Birmingham City Council. He is responsible for planning, regeneration, economic development, housing and education/schools infrastructure.

Delivering a Growth Agenda: Experiences of a Local Authority

Matthew White Matthew White
Matthew is a partner in the Finance, Real Estate and Projects Division at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP. His consents practice covers large scale commercial development projects, mixed use masterplan schemes and nationally significant energy and infrastructure projects.

Attaining the Age of Consents: Five Years of the Planning Act 2008

Andy Rothery Andy Rothery
Andy Rothery is a Real Estate Advisory Partner specialising in structuring complex Real Estate transactions. Andy is Head of Real Estate for Deloitte nationally and has responsibility for real estate transactions across the Deloitte network.

Funding Development in a Cold Climate

Claire Dickinson Claire Dickinson
Claire is a Director at Quod with over fifteen years experience in private sector consultancy. She helps clients to secure deliverable planning consents on the largest mixed use schemes (Kings Cross, Earls Court, Stratford City, Brent Cross) with a detailed knowledge of the impacts of affordable housing, CIL and other obligations on the viability of development.

Housing the Nation: Changing the Mindset

The Right Hon. Greg Clark MP The Right Hon. Greg Clark MP
On 4 September 2012 Greg Clark MP was appointed Financial Secretary to the Treasury. He is also Minister for Cities, a position he has held since July 2011.

Keynote address

Nathalie Lieven QC Nathalie Lieven QC
Nathalie is a barrister at Landmark Chambers. She practices in the fields of planning and environmental law, public law and human rights.

Legal Update

Simon Bird QC Simon Bird QC
Simon specialises in all aspects of Planning, Local Government and Environmental Law, with a particular focus on large infrastructure projects ranging from airports to incinerators. He is also a judge of the Environment Tribunal.

The NPPF in practice: Panacea, Pariah or Placebo?

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The Oxford Planning Conference is an excellent opportunity to keep up, both with the new developments and thinking in a rapidly changing world and also with old friends and colleagues. It is a winning combination of education and sociability which I always make it a point to try not to miss.

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