The Planning System - Series 2

A second series of detailed briefings to review the legal frameworks and examine the impact of the changes detailed in the White Paper

Session 1: February 2021

Planning and COVID-19 – where are we?

  • Business and Planning Act 2020
    • Extended life of expiring planning permissions
    • Flexibility in the determination of planning appeals
  • CIL and s106 – payment flexibility

Expansion of Permitted Development Rights (currently subject to judicial review) – where are we and how much of a practical difference will they make to developers?

  • Upwards extensions to blocks of flats
  • Constructing new flats above existing buildings
  • Demolition and rebuild

Chairman:
Trevor Ivory, UK Head of Planning, DLA Piper UK LLP
Presenters:
Tom Alder, Partner, Real Estate, Lester Aldridge
Marianne Ironside,
Planning Solicitor, Lester Aldridge


Session 2: February 2021

Planning for the future – crucial planning policy changes and further reforms – what these mean for development opportunities

  • Planning reforms – what we know and where might we might end up
    • Is the 30 month Local Plan possible? 
    • Can Design Codes be effective for prior approval?
    • What might the Infrastructure Levy end up looking like? 
    • What will be the extent of local communities’ involvement in the new system?
  • Identifying growth areas and site potential
    • Where is the revised standardised housing need methodology going?
    • Where are the potential growth areas going to be?
    • Where are we heading on the redevelopment of industrial land? 
    • How will first homes change the affordable housing landscape?

Chairman:
Trevor Ivory, UK Head of Planning, DLA Piper UK LLP
Presenters:
Nick Ireland, Director, Iceni Projects
Jamie Sullivan,
Director, Iceni Project


Session 3: February 2021

Change of use and the latest on Use Classes Order – what’s possible

  • The deregulation of the planning system
    • Changes to the Use Classes Order and General Permitted Development Order
    • How to make use of deregulation at national and local government level
    • The scope and impact of the changes
    • The impact on people, places and profit

The new Class E (currently subject to judicial review)

The impact of changes on other new Use Classes

Chairman:
Trevor Ivory, UK Head of Planning, DLA Piper UK LLP
Presenter:
Andrew Batterton, Partner, DLA Piper UK LLP


Session 4: February 2021

Listed Building Consent and Heritage – important new developments in policy and practice including key White Paper considerations

  • Listed Building Consent
    • Latest developments and changes
    • Framework and policy
    • White Paper considerations
  • Heritage Assets – a planning liability or opportunity?
    • Policy and case law update – what does the framework look like? 
    • How to approach sites with Heritage Assets – best practice in the planning process
    • Where are we going – Heritage in the White Paper?
    • Building Beautiful 
      • ‘Beauty’ in Policy: what does it actually mean, and what does the White Paper and the Commission want it to mean? 
      • What does ‘Beauty’ mean for the planning system?  
      • Achieving and demonstrating ‘Beauty’: the Design Review and Design Coding

Chairman:
Trevor Ivory, UK Head of Planning, DLA Piper UK LLP
Presenters:
Gill Eaton, Associate, Planning, Iceni Projects
Laurie Handcock,
Director, Built Heritage and Townscape, Iceni Projects

February 2021

A Series of Online Market Briefings