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

Sessions

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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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Planning Reform
Opening Keynote - Joanna Averley, MHCLG Chief Planner
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Opening Keynote - Joanna Averley, MHCLG Chief Planner
MHCLG Chief Planner, Joanna Averley will address changes and developments over the past 12 months on Planning Reform, and the planning whitepaper. 
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Planning Reform
Panel Discussion - Planning Reform One Year On
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Panel Discussion - Planning Reform One Year On
Industry experts will discuss the planning whitepaper, and planning reform one year on.
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Planning Reform
DigEplan - challenges facing the UK planning eco-system
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DigEplan - challenges facing the UK planning eco-system
We consider the challenges for the UK planning eco-system, using building information modelling and steps we can take whilst this transformation moves forward.

In the session, we consider the challenges that lie ahead for local authorities, engineering professionals, and the central government, when it comes to taking advantage of BIM data in the planning process. BIM coding and digital twins are an achievable vision, but to what detail and at what cost do they cease to make sense?
How far the industry can go, will likely depend on the industry and legislative
changes. Those changes will be driven by a strong emphasis on the cost and benefits of doing so.


At one end of the planning scale, BIM data is going to be difficult to justify, whilst for larger schemes, BIM makes a lot of sense. We challenge the assumptions and discuss a potential middle ground, bringing into play the application of intelligent automation.
 
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Planning Reform
Planning Reform - Breakout Session - Planning Portal and our Digital Future
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Planning Reform - Breakout Session - Planning Portal and our Digital Future
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Planning Reform
Planning Reform: Have we transformed enough?
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Planning Reform: Have we transformed enough?
Objective bring together a panel of planning and building professionals discussing the impact of legislative changes, challenges and progress, sharing today’s perspective and what’s to come.

Industry experts take a critical look at competing priorities and innovation set to continue to transform development management and building control to better serve our communities.
 
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Planning Reform
Planning Reform - Breakout Session - UK Governments and Digital Planning
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Planning Reform - Breakout Session - UK Governments and Digital Planning
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Planning Reform
Adopting cloud technology to enhance UK planning
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Adopting cloud technology to enhance UK planning

Introducing new technology doesn’t have to be disruptive to deliver value. Small incremental changes to support existing processes can often produce tangible benefits, without all the typical drawn-out project management, commercial impacts, and IT headaches.

Cloud technology has completely changed how we configure and access software. It removes IT complexity and improves data flow both internally and externally.

Cloud also protects organisations from underwhelming software experiences with shorter-term, subscription-based contracting vehicles, which can be exited without penalties.

In our session we discuss how we can apply cloud technology to deliver incremental improvements to the stakeholder workflows in the planning process, reducing planning administration, and time to decision. We don’t have all the answers, but we do have lessons learned from other leading planning jurisdictions. We hope we can make the session collaborative and engaging, where we are able to consider how cloud-based government technology can help UK planning today.

 

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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
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Opening Keynote
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