Environmental Planning: Preparing and Responding to Climatic Change Locally

Confirmed speakers:

  • Fiona Siequien, Team Leader – Planning for the Environment, Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government
  • Fiona Howie, Chief Executive, TCPA
  • Sarah Young, Director – Planning, Land Use Consulting
  • Dr Daniel Slade, Research Officer, RTPI
  • Nigel Riglar, Vice President, ADEPT, Director for Environment and Community Services, South Gloucestershire Council
  • Diana Pound, Managing Director, Dialogue Matters
  • Dr Sarah Clement, Lecturer, Environmental Planning and Management, University of Liverpool (chair)


Climate change is undoubtedly the greatest long-term challenge facing people and wildlife – its impact will be felt nationwide for generations to come. Recent planning policy developments such as the Revised NPPF, Biodiversity Net-gain principle and others have highlighted strategies to ensure environmental benefit through planning.

With the pressure now on stakeholders across the sector to commit to tackle climatic change, and tougher legislative criteria to do so expected through the forthcoming Enivronment Bill and other planning legislation, now is the time that planners understand the realities of climate change, and the built environment sector is prepared and responsive to inevitable geographical and environmental changes.

Join us on the 11th December to get a comprehensive overview of current policy and best practice when it comes to planning for and mitigating climate change.

Key issues to be addressed:

  • Legal and Policy Requirements for Local Authorities and other Stakeholders to Mitigate Against and Adapt to Climate Change
  • The Revised National Planning Policy Framework and emphasis upon Climate Change, Conserving and Enhancing the Natural Environment and Sustainable Development
  • The Biodiversity Net-Gain Principle and National Planning Policy Framework requirements
  • The Environment Bill and its Impacts on Local Authorities, Developers and Other Stakeholders
  • Identifying Suitable Areas for Renewable Energy Generation and its Supporting Infrastructure
  • Carbon Proofing Local Plan
  • Ensuring Carbon Capture is Considered at all Stages of the Plan Making Process

The event:

The morning session will focus upon the current and latest policy in Environmental Planning, with particular attention paid to the revised NPPF and Net-gain principle.

The afternoon session will examine how to effectively prepare and respond to climatic change locally

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in environmental planning or mitigating climatic change nationally and locally, including: Heads of Spatial Planning; Heads of Planning and Regeneration; Principal Planning Officers; Senior Planning Officers; Planning Policy Officers; Sustainable Development Officers; Public Health Managers; Environmental Services Managers and Public Realm Managers.

Further information:

Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: William.Egan@dodsgroup.com

Wednesday 11th December 2019

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)


Private Sector | 1 Place: £345 | 2+ Places: £295 each


Public Sector | 1 Place: £255 | 2+ Places: £205 each


Above prices exclude VAT


If you require a booking form, please contact customer.services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657

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