Planning Portal Annual Conference 2021
15-18 November 2021
Planning Portal Annual Conference 2021

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  • All Tracks
  • Planning Reform
  • Biodiversity Net Gain
  • Net Zero Carbon
  • Community Engagement in Planning and Development
Planning Reform
Planning Portal Opening Address
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Planning Portal Opening Address
Opening address from Planning Portal's Managing Director Sarah Chilcott. Sarah will give an introduction to the 4 days of the conference, share some insight from Planning Portal over the past 12 months, and talk about future plans. 
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Biodiversity Net Gain
Planning Portal Opening Introduction
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Planning Portal Opening Introduction
Opening address from Planning Portal's Managing Director Sarah Chilcott. Sarah will give an introduction to day two of the conference. 
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Biodiversity Net Gain
Opening Keynote - Rachel Fisher, Defra
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Opening Keynote - Rachel Fisher, Defra
Hot on the heels of COP 26 we will explore what has changed and what is still to be done to make development work for the environment. Exploring the new Environment Bill measures such as Local Nature Recovery Strategies, Biodiversity Net Gain, and how they relate to planning reforms and wider land use change.
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Biodiversity Net Gain
Panel Discussion - Biodiversity Net Gain
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Panel Discussion - Biodiversity Net Gain
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Biodiversity Net Gain
Breakout Session - Biodiversity Net Gain: What do the new requirements entail?
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Breakout Session - Biodiversity Net Gain: What do the new requirements entail?
What does 'Biodiversity Net Gain' mean for local authorities and for housebuilders? With the Environment Act introducing a number of statutory obligations on both, and with the promise of more secondary legislation to follow, there is an urgent need for both public sector bodies and for property developers to engage with the detail of this bold new policy. 

If implemented properly, 'Biodiversity Net Gain' has the potential to boost biodiversity and restore the natural environment. However, both Government and third sector bodies have warned that there will be challenges with introducing the policy, especially when it comes to dealing with the large number of 'small site' planning applicants who may struggle to comply with the new rules.

In this session, the former Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, will provide a recorded introduction setting out the intention behind this policy. There will then be a panel conversation exploring what the 'Net Gain' policy involves; how technical solutions can be deployed to help both small developers and Local Planning Authorities comply with its requirements; and what steps stakeholders should take to make sure that 'small sites' planning applications abide by the new legislation. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers. 
 
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Community Engagement in Planning and Development
Planning Portal Opening Introduction
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Planning Portal Opening Introduction
Opening address from Planning Portal's Managing Director Sarah Chilcott. Sarah will give an introduction to day four of the conference. 
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