PAS Conference 2022

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.

DAY 1:

Session 1: An update on the Levelling Up & Regeneration Bill from Simon Gallagher, Director of Planning, Department of Levelling Up, Homes and Communities

No presentation

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?

Presentation TBA

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

DAY 2:

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



Heads of Planning Sector Feedback PAS Conference



Rising Stars Discussion Group Feedback

Rising Stars Future Challenges Word Cloud PAS Conf




Rising Stars Future Opportunities Word Cloud

Thank you and see you next year