PAS Heads of Planning and Rising Stars Conference, Wolverhampton, July 14th & 15th.
It was so nice to be able to gather Heads of Planning and rising stars from their authorities together in Wolverhampton for the PAS Annual Conference - especially after missing the last few years due to Covid restrictions. We realise how important is that we get the opportunity to listen to the sector about their concerns and the fantastic work they are doing. Working with this group of Chief Planners alongside people who they consider to be rising stars was a great experience again after such a challenging few years and at such a period of change with the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill moving through Parliament.
The conference covered the many elements of the PAS programmes and interesting areas of work for local authorities.
Thanks to everyone that attended and contributed to the conference, these conferences only work with your fantastic input.
The agenda and material from the two day conference can be found below.
Session 1: An update on the Levelling Up & Regeneration Bill from Simon Gallagher, Director of Planning, Department of Levelling Up, Homes and Communities
Session 2: PAS: Working in the public interest
Session 3A: DM Challenge Toolkit
Session 3B: Bringing forward brownfield development - the enabling impact of Planning
Session 3C: 'Planning for a better environment'
Session 3D: Digital Sites: work smarter not harder:
Session 4: Repeat of previous workshops.
Session 5A: "Data, Digital and spatial" what's it all about?
Session 5B: Town Centre Regeneration: taking stock and moving forward
Session 5C: Peer review and the peer role
Session 6: Heads of planning and Rising Stars Discussion groups: Present and future challenges and opportunities of planning
No presentation - see feedback and conference round up section
Session 1: Design Codes – Design Codes, the Levelling Up and Regen Bill and lesson to date; David Waterhouse, DLUHC and Stephen Hunt, East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Session 2: Session 2: The spoon full of sugar: Improving the governance of developer contributions & the Infrastructure Levy
Session 3: BAME Planners Network
Session 4: Practicalities of plan making in the current world
Session 5: Heads of Planning and Rising Stars workshop feedback and Conference Summary
Heads of Planning Discussion Groups Feedback
Rising Stars Discussion Group Feedback
Thank you and see you next year