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The Fourth Annual BPF/POS Planning Conference

19 Apr 201804/19/2018 11:00am 04/19/2018 05:00pm Rocket Plan Join us for the the Fourth Annual BPF/POS Planning Conference Pinsent Masons, 55 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2AA Europe/London public

11:00 - 17:00

Pinsent Masons, 55 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2AA

We invite you to the fourth annual joint British Property Federation and Planning Officers Society planning conference!

The conference will examine:

  • The soon to be launched National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)
  • The GLA’s flagship Public Practice scheme
  • Permission in Principle and other important planning debates such as how to get the most out of big infrastructure projects


11:00    Registration and networking lunch

12:00   Keynote: Simon Gallagher, Director of Planning, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

12:30    Panel 1: Don’t go breaking my heart – Changes to the NPPF, how will it change the game?

Chair: Peter Mail, Development Manager, Landsec
Simon Gallagher, Director of Planning, MHCLG
Alice Lester MBE, Head of Planning, Transport & Licensing, Brent Council
Ben Taylor, Planning Director, Barton Willmore

13:15    Panel 2: Can you feel the love tonight? – Public Practice, sharing the love

Chair: Mike Pocock, Partner, Pinsent Masons
Finn Williams, CEO & Co-founder, Public Practice
Anisha Jogani, Deputy Team Leader Placemaking, Croydon Council

14:00    Break

14:30    Panel 3: I guess that’s why they call it the blues – Permission in Principle, will it be good or bad for development?

Chair: Jennie Baker, Associate Director, Lichfields
Kathryn Ventham, Partner, Barton Willmore
Meeta Kaur, Partner, Town Legal
Mike Kiely, Chair, Planning Officers Society

15:15    Panel 4: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – How do we plan and make the most of HS2 and other big infrastructure projects?

Chair: Ian Fletcher, Director of Real Estate, British Property Federation
Victoria Hills, Chief Executive, The Royal Town and Planning Institute
Angus Walker, Partner, Bircham Dyson Bell
Paj Valley, Director of Masterplanning, WSP

16:00    Networking drinks

17:00    Close