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“Development and Climate Change - How can planning save the planet?”  


Programme (subject to change) 


08.45 Registration and coffee 


09.30 Welcome and introduction

Nicholas Smith, Associate Head of Department, Geography and Planning, UWE Bristol 

Neil Baker, Partner and Head of Planning & Environment, 
Clarke Willmott LLP 


Main Papers 


09.40 Striving for Net Zero 

Professor Jim Longhurst, 

Assistant Vice Chancellor, UWE, Bristol 


10.10 Keynote 

Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben, Chairman, Sancroft and Chairman of the Climate Change Committee 


10.40 Tea and coffee 


11.00 Planning for the Climate Crisis 

Dr Hugh Ellis, Policy Director, Town and Country Planning Association  


11.40 Taking Climate Action: A Bristol Perspective 

Cllr Nicola Beech, Cabinet Member for Climate, Ecology, Energy & Waste, Bristol City Council 


12.00 Morning plenary  


12.30 Lunch 

13.30 Can Planning Save Bristol from Flooding?  

Patrick Goodey, Principal Flood Risk Consultant, Calibro 

How transport will meet the challenges of climate change  

Rob McDonald, Director, Smart Infrastructure, Stantec 

Biodiversity Net Gain: What does the future hold?  

Diane Corfe, Technical Director, National Service Lead: Ecology, Waterman  


14:30 Verto – Planning for Zero 

Andy West, Head of Land and Planning, Verto Homes 

A Vision for Brabazon  

Simon Fitton, Technical Director of Planning, YTL Developments  

[Followed by Q&A] 


15.20 Tea and coffee 


15:40 Legal update 

James Maurici QC, Barrister, 

Landmark Chambers 

[Followed by Q&A] 


16.25 Zeros need Heroes  

Review and summary 

Kelvin McDonald, Senior Departmental Fellow: Department of Land Economy, Cambridge 


16.50 Conference close 



18.45 Drinks reception 

19.30 Dinner and welcome 

Host - Kary Withers, Managing Director, Clarke Willmott LLP 

After dinner speaker   

Ed Balls