2017 Event Partners:

Tetlow King Planning www.tetlow-king.co.uk

Tetlow King Planning provides a comprehensive range of planning and development services, with key specialisms in housing and care. Our involvement in the planning process is extremely varied, ranging from influencing strategic policy at the national level through to promoting small scale developments at the local level. We represent a diverse mix of clients including investors, landowners, developers, housing associations, house builders, businesses, local authorities, government organisations, professional bodies and community groups. Our main objectives are to enable sustainable development and high quality planning solutions. We seek to provide imaginative, viable and effective advice.

Indigo Planning


Indigo Planning is an independent town planning consultancy, specialising in securing planning consents for a wide range of development projects for private sector clients throughout the UK and Ireland. We provide informed and up-to-date advice, good local knowledge and a practical style of problem-solving. Integrity is a key part of our approach: we will always give straightforward, honest advice. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality work. We secure planning permission at the rate of around one every other day, all year round. Established in 1987, we are growing in a tough market and pleased to have celebrated 25 years in business.

Border Archaeology


Established in 1997, we have nearly two decades of experience in resolving archaeological and built heritage issues intrinsic to the planning process.

Regionally located in 7 offices across the UK, we can demonstrate expertise in successfully managing the archaeological and geo-archaeological components of energy & infrastructure projects and fully appreciate the need to integrate archaeology and engineering at an early stage for the avoidance of undue delays and costs.

We specialise in pre-planning research and advice, historic landscape impact assessment, fieldwork, post-excavation, urban & rural heritage advice, research and advocacy, historic building recording and architectural history. Acting as both consultant and contractor, our experienced team understands the commercial needs of developers as well as the importance of successfully managing all regulatory requirements. We adhere to all relevant national professional guidelines and are proud to have ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 accreditation.

We do not charge a fee for initial consultation, advice and programme definition.


We have been building homes for more than 50 years. In that time we have grown to become the nation's largest housebuilder, a FTSE100 business with 27 divisions throughout Britain.
We build in towns, cities, suburban and rural areas. We provide high quality for all market sectors, plus homes for rent and shared ownership. We are the leaders in urban regeneration with 63% of our completions last year on brownfield land. A third of our completions were on HCA and other surplus public land.

We operate two national brands for house building – Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes. Our commercial property development business, Wilson Bowden Developments, is focused on retail, leisure, office, industrial and mixed-use schemes, often in conjunction with Barratt or David Wilson.

We are the only housebuilder to have achieved NHBC 5 star status, 5 years in a row. This requires a 90+% customer satisfaction rate. Also, we are the only volume housebuilder to commit all our schemes to be compliant with Building for Life 12, the CABE/Design Council design initiative. Indeed of the first 16 schemes receiving BfL12 status, 9 were from Barratt/David Wilson.

In 2014 our completions were up 12.5% and affordable completions were up 53%. We were also recognised by the Next Generation Benchmarking Scheme as the most sustainable national volume housebuilder.

Bircham Dyson Bell


Pegasus Group was established in 2003 and has grown to become a leading independent, national planning consultancy, specialising in town, environmental and commercial planning; urban; landscape and graphic design; public engagement and economic analysis.  Operating from ten offices and with over 230 members of staff throughout the UK, Pegasus provides itself on providing excellent service.  With an acute understanding of the changing nature of planning policy at a local and national level, we inform clients upon the implication of merging, planning and environmental planning policy and offer the most informed and sustainable solution

Bircham Dyson Bell


We have the top ranked planning team in the UK (ranked no 1 by Planning Magazine for the last three years running). We work closely with developers on the delivery of major residential and commercial development projects. With over 100 specialist lawyers we are thought leaders and game changers in the market. We advise on major development projects and over 30 + nationally significant infrastructure projects. Our cutting edge interpretation of new infrastructure and development planning and environment legislation helps clients influence policy and legislative outcomes.

Media Partners:


The Institute of Economic Development (IED) is the leading professional body representing economic development and regeneration practitioners. Established over 30 years ago, the IED provides a valuable network for economic development professionals and a wide range of support services including continuous professional development activities.

Funded entirely through member contributions, the IED is a genuinely independent voice. The Institute represents the interests of the profession through responses to government consultations, submissions to parliamentary select committee inquiries and participation in national initiatives.

We have introduced a development standard, Excellence in Economic Development, which is freely available to download from our website at www.ied.co.uk. A Self Assessment Toolkit to enable a baseline and development needs to be identified is also available.

We are represented on the Expert Panel of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth and we Chair the Professional Institutes Commission into Under-performing Towns and Cities.

Get Involved!

To contribute to the conference research, and share your views on what and who you would like to see on the conference programme, contact Aziliz.dufay@haymarket.com

To discuss commercial partnership opportunities, including speaking slots, branding opportunities and privately hosted discussions, contact Heather.Lynn@haymarket.com

To discuss potential media and marketing partnerships for this event and/or Planning Conferences, contact Susie.price@haymarket.com