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Planning and The Environment Act Update 2022

Planning and The Environment Act Update 2022



The Environment Act 2021 gained Royal Assent in November 2021 and created a new governance framework regulating how the nation manages biodiversity, water resources and air pollution to name just a few, and introducing conservation covenant agreements as an option for developers. 

This new regime leans heavily on the planning system with environmental considerations becoming a key factor in planning and development decision making. Everyone involved in considering or advising on new developments needs to know how the new regime could impact on those plans. In particular, the provisions around biodiversity net gain are set to kick in this November so it is essential that planners, developers and their professional advisors take these new requirements into account now. 

So join us to get up to speed in this seminar where Tom Graham, author of The Environment Act: A Guide for Planners & Developers, will be joined by a team of experts in planning law and environmental management to examine some of the key issues surrounding how the environmental considerations will impact on the planning process including

  • a look at the wider policy considerations,
  • an update on the biodiversity metric,
  • the impact of climate change on planning decisions
  • an overview of the practical considerations for planning applications in the light of the new law.

All delegates will receive the print and digital editions of The Environment Act: A Guide for Planners & Developers free (worth £60) which makes for a comprehensive package of resources to get you up to speed with the new regime.

Who should attend?

  • Planning consultants
  • Planning and environmental lawyers
  • Property developers
  • Environmental consultants
  • Local authority planning officers


09.30 - 10.00: Registration and refreshments

10.00 - 10.10: Introduction from the Chair Martin Goodall

10.10 - 10.40: The Environment Act and National Planning Policy / Alistair Mills

10.40 - 11.10: Biodiversity Metric 4.0 - an update on what's coming Dr Nick White

11.10 - 11.30: Refreshments

11.30 - 12.00: Climate change & Planning  TBC

12.00 - 12.30: The Environment Act 2021 - Practical Considerations for Planning and Development Tom Graham

12.30 - 13.00: Q & A / Round up from Chair

Speakers include:

Chair: Martin Goodall, author of A Practical Guide to Permitted Changes of Use and The Essential Guide to the Use of Land and Buildings

Alistair Mills, barrister, author of Interpreting the NPPF

Dr Nick White, Natural England

Tom Graham, barrister, author of The Environment Act: A Guide for Planners & Developers and A Practical Guide to Planning, Highways and Development

Date & Venue

Date: 10.00 - 13.00, Thursday 3 November 2022


One Great George Street


Via Zoom


£150+ VAT - includes print and digital editions of The Environment Act: A Guide for Planners & Developers worth £60


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