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Joint planning across authority lines

The second webinar of their series analysing key elements of the local planning process sees Michael Bedford QC and Dr Ashley Bowes discuss joint planning across authority lines.

Recent Duty to Co-operate decisions by Examination Inspectors (Sevenoaks, South Bucks/Chiltern) have emphasised the need to think and plan at a wider than local scale when addressing strategic needs but the recent experiences of joint planning (West of England JSP, Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, North Essex Authorities' Local Plan) have had mixed fortunes (to say the least) and have revealed the political, funding, and planning challenges for LPAs that do try to 'think big'.

This webinar aims to look at the issues arising for plan-makers and strategic land promoters considering whether joint planning is the way forward for their areas and projects, in the light of these recent cases, including the lessons to be learnt, the regulatory hurdles to overcome, the use of Statements of Common Ground, and practical measures that can best secure a favourable outcome.

SLIDES - Click here to download a copy of the slides used in this webinar.

About the speakers

michael bedford

Michael Bedford QC

His practice covers all areas of town and country planning, local government law, judicial review, environmental law, infrastructure, highways and compulsory purchase.

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rob w small

Robert Williams

Rob is a specialist in public and administrative, planning and environmental, and compulsory purchase law.

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Ashley Bowes

Dr Ashley Bowes

Dr Ashley Bowes specialises in all aspects of the development and use of land, including planning, property, licensing and local government law.

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