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Join us on 21 February 2019 at Jurys Inn, Oxford, to discuss changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and how they affect your professional practice.

Expert speakers and industry leaders from…

  • The Planning Advisory Service
  • South Downs National Park
  • The National Trust
  • Natural England
  • North Northamptonshire Planning Unit
  • Landmark Chambers
  • …and more

Over 16 expert-led sessions

  • Plan-making and decision-taking
  • Urban design
  • Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and Section 106
  • Sustainable development
  • Planning in designated landscapes
  • Quality place-making
  • Net gain
  • Ethical planning
  • Green and blue infrastructure
  • The future of landscape-led planning

Confirmed speakers

Anna Rose

NPPF: Plan-making, decision-taking and quality

Anna Rose, Head of the Planning Advisory Service (PAS)

See the revised NPPF from a local government perspective, the three core elements of the planning system: plan-making, decision-making, and delivery. Get an overview of the key policy changes, see how these affect development, and hear how councils use national policy to make local decisions.

Tim Slaney

The ‘rural’ elephant in the room: Landscape-led planning can deliver

Tim Slaney, Planning Director at South Downs National Park

How can planning once again be seen as a force for good in managing land and resources? Tim Slaney discusses the direction of the new NPPF and how it interacts with other government initiatives. Understand the importance of planning tools (new and old), and learn from examples of the landscape-led, multi-benefit approach to planning.

Karin Taylor

Special landscapes: Planning for sustainable development

Karin Taylor, Head of Planning at the National Trust

Discuss the national policy background relating to planning in high-quality and special landscapes. See development planning and conservation in practice through specific case studies. And discover – with particular emphasis on designated and Green Belt landscapes – how to reconcile the often competing demands of sustainable development with landscape conservation and heritage.

Paul Brown

What’s law got to do with it? The future of landscape-led planning under the NPPF

Paul Brown QC, Joint Head of Chambers at Landmark Chambers

Paul Brown QC will close the day by looking at the legal principles underpinning the new NPPF, and the ways in which they are likely to affect the traditional role of the landscape architect. Using recent case law, Paul will highlight how aspects of different national policies – Green Belt, valued landscapes, the setting of heritage assets, and concepts such as ‘Net Gain’ – are raising subtly different questions to conventional landscape impact assessment, providing new challenges and new opportunities for both landscape-led planning and the assessment of projects.

Thank you to our sponsors

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About CPD days

Continuing professional development, or CPD, is a crucial aspect of professional body membership.

The LI asks all our corporate members to complete a minimum of 25 hours’ CPD activity per year. This is to help members uphold the highest standards of professional competence and knowledge.

To this end, the LI will run a full programme of CPD and specialist events from autumn 2018 and throughout 2019. A core element of all these events will be an inclusive interactive learning session delivered by a specialist in the field of study. (For members who can’t attend a CPD day in person, we will also live stream a selection of sessions on the day.)

LI CPD days are an excellent and affordable way for LI members and landscape-related professionals to develop their professional knowledge and expertise. The cost of attendance includes lunch, refreshments and networking opportunities.

Find out more.

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    • Hi Julie,

      The event is indeed open to non-LI members. Standard (non-member) tickets cost £50 (£125 plus £25 VAT) until the earlybird deadline of 7 February, and £174 (£145 plus £29 VAT) thereafter.

      With best wishes,


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