Planning Legislation update – The NPPF, Neighbourhood Planning, Taylor Review, and the Red Tape Challenge. Where are we, exactly?

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About the seminar

18 months after from the Localism Act and one year on from the National Planning Policy Framework the Historic Towns Forum invites you to join our panel of experts to find out exactly where we are now in relation to planning, historic towns, and law.

In addition to learning the lessons from a year of practical neighbourhood planning, we look at the Red Tape Challenge, the Taylor Review and where we stand in relation to historic planning and government guidance.

With speakers from Bircham Dyson Bell, the Department for Communities and Local Government, Locality, English Heritage, the Historic Towns Forum, Planning Consultants CgMs, and with prices from as low as £50, can you afford not to join us?



Bircham Dyson Bell, 50 Broadway, London SW1H 0BL

Who should attend?

Local Authority elected members and officers from all disciplines; community leaders and representatives of community groups, civic and amenity societies; professionals concerned with all aspects of planning, conservation, tourism, traffic management, urban design and economic development.


13.45Welcome and IntroductionNoël James, HTF Director
13.50Changes and updates to Planning LawMark Challis, Partner, Bircham Dyson Bell
14.20The NPPF and the Taylor Review – Government Planning Practice Guide and Heritage GuidanceRichard Morrice, Senior Heritage Protection Reform Advisor, English Heritage
14.50Government overviewGareth Bradford, Policy Lead, Neighbourhood Planning, Department for Communities & Local Government tbc
16.10Neighbourhood Planning – lessons learnedDave Chetwyn, Chair, Historic Towns Forum/Locality Facilitator
16.40The applicant’s perspective – are  the Government changes to the English planning  system and heritage guidance going to help developers and investors deliver new homes and jobs?Mike Straw, Director Planning, CgMs Consulting with Laurie Handcock, Senior Historic Building’s consultant, CgMs Consulting
17.45Drinks reception 

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