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The Planning & Land Development Conference

Thursday, 11th February 2021 0930hrs – 1430hrs

Bringing forward new developments is a difficult task – with planning playing a pivotal role in the success of a major development.

In this planning-specific event, we will be hearing from experts in the field of achieving planning permission, with ideas looking into utilizing technology to showcase plans, alongside unlocking initial development opportunities, and the impact of the recently revealed White Paper on the sector.

Speakers will be able to share insight into ongoing and upcoming projects, and in the context of planning they will share thought leadership and ideas of best practice alongside what the main and common challenges are.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The proposed Planning Reforms
  • Innovative technology transforming planning
  • RTPI’s thoughts on shaking up the sector
  • Over 1,000 acres of plans by Ainscough Group
  • How council’s are unlocking land for homes and jobs
  • Best practice shared by industry experts
  • Strategic Land Group’s latest developments
  • 40 sites being unlocked by Catesby Estates
  • 18,000 acres in the pipeline for Harworth Group
  • And much more…

Speakers for this event include:

Agenda and Programme:

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09:30-09:50 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors – with the ability to video chat with attendees, enter the speed networking area or visit the booths of our sponsors.

09:50-11:00 Session One: Unlocking Development Opportunities

This session will delve into the planning process, and share insight into how to utilise potential development opportunities in planning. We will also hear about best practice for the early stage of planning; when attempting to get plans approved.

Chair: Varsity Town Planning; Pippa Cheetham, Planning Director

Strategic Land Group; Paul Smith, Managing Director

Ainscough Strategic Land; Rachael Ainscough, Group Managing Director

Catesby Estates; David Morris, Planning & Operations Director

Royal Town Planning Institute; Victoria Hills, Chief Executive

11:00-11:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

11:05-11:20 Blue Green Infrastructure: How Better Planning Can Help Turn Stormwater into an Asset

During this insightful presentation Peter Coombs will explore the need for planners to steer sustainable development towards incorporating Blue Green Infrastructure, often referred to as SuDS, to provide multiple benefits for all stakeholders. Against a backdrop of developing human wealth at the expense of the natural environment there is a fundamental shift taking place. Peter will explore the latest drivers to reverse the current trends of increased flooding & pollution spills due to ageing infrastructure, climate change and poorly planned urban growth. Innovyze specialises in the whole built water cycle with technology that solves the blight of drought as well as flooding. We understand the consequences of failure and the need to improve the way we develop with a more sustainable approach in the future. Blue Green Infrastructure takes storm water flow out of the upstream drainage system reducing the cost of treatment, as well as reducing the risk of flooding, benefitting the environment and all stakeholders but better spatial planning at the outset is absolutely key to success. The presentation will be 10 minutes duration with an opportunity to pose questions during a subsequent Q&A.

Innovyze; Peter Coombs, MEA Innovation Manager

11:30-12:30 Session Two: Delivering Major Development Projects

This session will consist of a series of presentations around major developments in the pipeline, and how planning permission was achieved followed by a Q&A around the topics raised.

Chair: CLS Risk Solutions; Michael Grimwood, Business Development Manager UK

Harworth Group; Tim Love, Executive Director

Cheltenham Borough Council; Tracey Crews, Director of Planning

HIVE Land & Planning; Mark Vaughan, Director

12:30-13:00 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

13:00-14:00 Session Three: Utilising Technology & Innovative Solutions

This session will consist of a series of presentations about how technology can be used in order to accelerate the planning process, and will show the benefits of utilizing technology.

Chair: VU.CITY; Alex Tosetti, Chief Commercial Officer

Commonplace; Mike Saunders, CEO and Co-founder

Urban Intelligence; Joe Welch, Director

Transport for London; Candice Lemaitre, Commercial Development Innovation Lead

 

14:00-14:30 Networking, Exhibition & Close

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We’re set to have an exceptional line-up of speakers who’ll be sharing their expert knowledge and views on the planning process. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

Strategic Land Group – Paul Smith, Managing Director

Strategic Land Group are experts in planning and bringing forward difficult sites for development. Paul will be able to share insight into their planning process, as well as upcoming and ongoing projects in the pipeline including promoting the Clitheroe Local Plan as well as working closely with Stoke-on-Trent Council and Newcastle-under-Lyme Council to deliver their joint local plan.

Royal Town Planning Institute – Victoria Hills, Chief Executive

Victoria Hills MRTPI FICE is Chief Executive of the Royal Town Planning Institute with over 22 years in senior roles in planning, transport, organisational leadership and development. She latterly led the UK’s largest regeneration project at Old Oak.

Using the convening role of the Institute, she makes the case for resourcing planning and advocating the important role of putting planning at the heart of government delivery for the quality places that people want to live in. She is driving forward delivery of the RTPI’s Corporate Strategy for the 25,000 member strong RTPI, focussing on raising the profile of planning, elevating the value of professionalism, and promoting a diverse and inclusive profession to ensure genuine representation of the society in which we work. Victoria is also currently serving as a Commissioner on the Essex Climate Action Commission and sits on the Advisory Group to the Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Commission.

 

Catesby Estates – David Morris, Planning & Operations Director

Catesby Estates are recognised as one of the foremost experts in land promotion and infrastructure delivery. As planning and operations director, David will be able to share insight into the planning process, alongside sharing thought leadership and best practice for the early stage of planning. They have over 40 sites currently being unlocked for development, at various different stages of completion, which David will be able to share some thought leadership into.

Transport for London – Candice Lemaitre, Commercial Development Innovation Lead

Candice is working on a number of interactive solutions to aid expedition of planning processes for Transport for London with the aim of speeding up their development programme. As part of this event she will be sharing best practice on their approaches while detailing some of the schemes that are being brought forward in the near future thanks to her work.

Harworth Group – Tim Love, Executive Director

Harworth Group are one of the leading land and property regeneration companies in the country with over 18,000 acres of land on around 100 sites and multiple ongoing and upcoming projects in the pipeline. Tim will share insight into some case studies at differing stages of the planning process, and will also share insight into future development plans for Harworth Group.

 

Cheltenham Borough Council – Tracey Crews, Director of Planning

Cheltenham Borough Council have multiple ongoing regeneration and development projects including the continued Golden Valley Development. Tracey will share insight into the planning process behind these developments including how permission was obtained, and will share thought leadership around the continued development of Cheltenham.

HIVE Land & Planning – Mark Vaughan, Director

Mark brings a very extensive knowledge and market intelligence from across the North West, which he applies to a number of disciplines. Mark works extensively for Hive’s clients on site finding and brokering; matching developers up with deliverable, commercial land deals based on the client’s specific requirements. Mark skills are also deployed more broadly on project management for public sector clients on a diverse range of projects including landowner engagement, bidding and securing grant funding, leading on government funded housing initiatives and various other matters. The projects range from individual sites to large scale urban expansions and garden villages. Mark’s core skills focus on project management, commercial negotiation, site finding and evaluation, financial modelling for green infrastructure as well as site acquisitions and disposals. These skills are linked to a comprehensive network of expert advisors, consultants and developers across the North West.

Varsity Town Planning – Pippa Cheetham, Planning Director

Pippa is a chartered town planner with over 20 years’ experience of town planning in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire. Her planning skills have been sharpened working in local authorities, planning consultancy and for the last 10 years, working clientside for a strategic landowner and master developer.

Pippa has an excellent understanding of the complexities of the town planning system and thrives on navigating a way through the system to find a sustainable and acceptable solution.

VU.CITY – Alex Tosetti, Chief Commercial Officer

Alex recently joined in July 2020 to help VU.CITY in the next step of the transformational growth journey.

He brings extensive board level leadership experience working for major global consulting corporations, with a strong industry reputation and connectivity throughout London, UK and global cities. 

He has 30 years of professional consultancy experience in urban regeneration, environmental consulting, and smart cities technology,  and wishes to use this dynamic career experience to create ‘an improved citizen-centric urban environment.’  

A leading pioneer of Environmental Impact Assessment and Sustainability within the development sector, and active contributor to industry forums such as BSI, EIC, ACE and the UK PropTech Association.

Urban Intelligence – Joe Welch, Director

Joe Welch MRICS MRTPI is a Senior Development Director with over 14 years’ experience of the entire Local Development Framework; from identifying sites to delivering viable planning permissions. Over the last few years he’s been developing new ways to bring geospatial and big data science to the world of Planning and Development. These tech driven consultancy services include; Portfolio Analysis, Bespoke Site Finding  and Business Intelligence. As well as consultancy services, Urban Intelligence also delivers a range of software solutions for Digital Local Plan making and self serve planning due diligence reports (SiteScore).

Ainscough Strategic Land – Rachael Ainscough, Group Managing Director

Ainscough Strategic Land are specialists in the acquisition, planning and promotion of land for sustainable development throughout the UK. With over 1,000 acres of current projects, Rachael will be able to share insight into how planning permission is achieved, and will share knowledge into their approach of unlocking land and developments.

 

Commonplace – Mike Saunders, CEO and Co-founder

Commonplace is a digital tool for neighbourhoods and property developers. They help neighbourhoods understand and act on their needs, and property developers reduce their planning risk and costs. Commonplace is funded by Bethnal Green Ventures and Nominet Trust.

Mike is a digital and communications leader with substantial senior experience of commercial business development, product development, strategic planning and management. His areas of specialism include: digital media, media strategy and delivery, sustainability and urban planning.

Innovyze – Peter Coombs, MEA Innovation Manager

More information to follow.

CLS Risk Solutions – Michael Grimwood, Business Development Manager

CLS are an innovative insurance MGA in the UK & Europe. They are insurance veterans, unlocking real estate developments & transaction with the use of Data & Capacity Strength. Their tools increase the bankability of an asset and protect those known and unknown legal and planning risks at every stage of the property life cycle.

 

Associate your brand with The Planning Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around the planning system and planning process.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 View Details
Session One Partner: Unlocking Development Opportunities Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Session Two Partner: Delivering Major Development Projects Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Session Three Partner: Utilising Technology & Innovative Solutions Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,000 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £500 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities, exhibition space and those that will drive brand awareness, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Our partnership packages will put you at the forefront of the industry discussion allowing you to be there, be active and be an expert within the construction and property sector and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

£2,500+VAT

Become the headline partner of this conference and get mass awareness and brand visibility. This package is the ultimate – with a prime location during the event, a speaking opportunity, logo positioning on the top of the logo and your name in the event title – “The Planning Conference; Sponsored by YOUR COMPANY NAME”

  • The conference will be called the xxx Conference in association with your company name
  • Ability to help shape the conference agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the whole conference
  • Option to do a keynote speech
  • One speaking position on one panel during the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 15 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Session One Partner: Unlocking Development Opportunities

Session Two Partner: Delivering Major Development Projects

Session Two Partner: Delivering Major Development Projects

Session Three Partner: Utilising Technology & Innovative Solutions

Best Practice Presentation Package

£1,000+VAT

During the breaks delegates are able to speed network and visit the exhibitors – but with this package you can also give them the option of coming to see your company deliver a 15-minute thought leadership presentation, enabling you to play a key role in the conference. Build brand awareness, loyalty, trust and new business leads amongst numerous civic and business leaders from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to deliver a 15-minute presentation during one of the break periods
  • Access to the VIP Room – a green room for speakers, VIP guests and sponsors
  • Branding across the rest of the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share content
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team and/or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media, etc
  • Master of Ceremonies ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion in any PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Best Practice Presentation Partner

Exhibitor Package

£500+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to meet online delegates and chat with them – then our exhibitor package is perfect. Some people can be reluctant to approach exhibition stands – but online it’s different and you’ll be inundated with enquiries and questions about your brand. Benefits include:

  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 5 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Exhibitor Partner

Exhibitor Partner

If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

keith.griffiths@built-environment-networking.com

Our online conferences will merge our face-to-face conferences with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, exceptional panel discussions and debates, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall.

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online events…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where our ‘Programme’ will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.

Networking Area

Just like a real conference you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.

We’ll not only have a stellar line-up of speakers at this event – but you’ll also be able to virtually meet a whole host of senior professionals and key decision makers from across the industry.

Some of the companies attending include:

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Details

Date:
Thursday, 11th February 2021

Time:
0930hrs – 1430hrs

Venue

Online – Hopin


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