PINS chief to offer plan-making advice at conference

A senior figure from the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) will set out the body's view of what constitutes a robust and deliverable plan that stands up at examination at a conference tomorrow.

Mary Travers
Mary Travers

Mary Travers, PINS' group manager for local plans, will deliver a plenary session at the Robust and Deliverable Plan-Making in 2017 conference, organised by Planning.

Travers will explain the basic requirements that local authorities need to meet in order to pass examination, why plans are failing, and present tips on reviewing a local plan.

Speakers at the London conference on 20 June will also discuss the implications of the Housing White Paper for plan-making, and the impact it will have the nature of local plans in the future.

Other speakers confirmed to attend include:

  • Derek Stebbing, consultant and examiner, Intelligent Plans and Examinations (IPE) and member of the Local Plans Expert Group (LPEG);  
  • James Stevens, strategic planner (London and South) at the Home Builders Federation;    
  • Adrian Cannard, director of planning and strategy at the Greater Cambridge/Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership.

For more details on the conference and to book your place, click here. 

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