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23rd Bristol Planning Law and Policy Conference and Dinner, 16 May 2024 

Planning for the long term: The future of housing delivery 


Please see the 2024 conference programme below.

08:45 Registration and coffee 


09:15 Welcome and introduction 

Chris Dadds,

Director of Planning and Development South, JLL

Cat Loveday,

Senior Lecturer of Planning and Development, UWE Bristol


Main Papers 


09:25 Real Estate Market Update  

‘The New Property Cycle’ 

Adam Challis,  

Head of Research & Strategy UK, JLL  


[Followed by Q&A] 


09:55 National Planning Update 

‘Update from Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities’ 

Joanna Averley,  

Chief Planner - Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities  


[Followed by Q&A] 


10:25 Tea and coffee 


10:55 National Perspective on Housing Delivery  

‘National perspective on housing delivery’ 

Shelly Rouse,  
Principal Consultant, Planning Advisory Service – Local Government Association 

‘A recovery plan for housing’ 

Samuel Stafford, 

Planning Director, Home Builders Federation 


[Followed by Q&A] 

11:55 Local Perspective on Housing Delivery  

‘How can we best work together to maximise the ‘right’ housing delivery in Bristol?’ 

Simone Wilding, 

Chief Planner - Head of Planning Services, Bristol City Council  


Councillor Tony Dyer,

Leader Elect, Bristol City Council


[Followed by Q&A] 


12:55 Morning plenary  

13:00 Lunch 


14:00 South West Case Studies 

‘Delamare Park – Looking to the Future’ 

Ralph Hawkins, 

Managing Director, Barratt David Wilson Homes (South West)  


‘Meeting our ambition to provide good quality homes and thriving communities in Bristol’  

James Gibson, 

Regional Managing Director, Sovereign Network Group  


[Followed by Q&A] 


15:00 Tea and coffee 


15:15 Biodiversity  

'Biodiversity Net Gain: a paradigm shift for nature and development'

Joseph Thomas, 

Senior Advisor - Biodiversity Net Gain, Natural England  


15:40 Legal update    

James Maurici KC, 

Barrister, Landmark Chambers  


[Followed by Q&A] 

16:35 Conference close 


18:45 Drinks reception 

19:30 Dinner and welcome 

Evening Host 


Professor Elena Marco, 

Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of College, 

College of Arts, Technology and Environment, 

UWE Bristol 


After dinner speaker   

Pippa Crerar, Political Editor of The Guardian 

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