2016 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.

Barton Willmore

Barton Willmore is the UK’s leading integrated planning and design consultancy. From our 11 offices nationwide we combine national influence with local knowledge to offer you the very best 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.

Bond Dickinson


Bond Dickinson is a top 10 planning law firm with eight offices across the UK. Delivering residential schemes is at the heart of our nationally renowned Real Estate sector with our focus on residential investment, social housing, house builder and private wealth transactions. We advise on long-term strategic planning, acquisition and consenting to financing, construction and delivery. We truly are market specialists. We see planning as facilitating development and recognise the need to maximise investment return.

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.


Thomson Ecology is the UK’s leading independent ecology specialist, providing ecological consultancy and contracting services across all ecosystems - terrestrial, freshwater and marine. Combining industry-leading technical knowledge with excellent project management skills, every project is delivered smoothly in a robust and pragmatic way. Specialisms include: Ecology input to masterplanning; EcIA; HRA; European Protected Species Licensing; and Ecology Surveys and Mitigation.

The in-house GIS team has created the award winning Thomson Interactive Mapping (TIM), an innovative way of delivering project data. TIM provides instant secure access to all your project data, at any time, from anywhere. It has been used at the masterplanning stage to immediately highlight potential issues between ecology and other environmental and non-environmental factors, allowing rapid solutions to be agreed. It can be utilised throughout the life of a project.
Our experience spans Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects from ports, renewable energy, rail, road and airports, to flood alleviation and defence schemes, residential development in excess of 5000 units and green infrastructure connectivity studies. We research into new methods of detection such as the use of environmental DNA to detect the presence of protected species and the use of mobile mappers to collect, analyse and distribute live data.


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.


The guiding principal in setting up TEM is an unwavering commitment to fully protecting a client’s position.

Tatton Estate Management (“TEM”) is based in Knutsford, Cheshire and acts in England and Scotland. Proactively adding value for property owners by offering a wide range of services to help optimise use of land and buildings, managing and advising on a huge range of commercial and residential properties in both urban and rural locations.

With a strong track record in property management and development we also seek to identify new projects that can enhance local communities and other priorities an owner wishes to pursue. This includes projects from small office refurbishments such as Tabley Court (M6 J19) to proposals for mixed-use strategic developments including Parkgate Village, Knutsford. Further services include film and event locations and an events business including the management of the new Ashley Hall Showground.


We are the leading specialist communications consultancy for the property, development, energy and infrastructure sectors.We operate across the UK, managing political, media and community relationships for some of the country’s most respected companies.


Berwin Leighton Paisner is a market leading international law firm. Consistently ranked number 1 in all real estate disciplines by the leading legal directories, we pride ourselves on providing comprehensive, multi-disciplinary advice. Over 400 real estate investors, developers, occupiers and lenders rely on our team to make their real estate deals and projects work. We combine key industry knowledge, unparalleled technical ability and a commercial focus, which ensures clients receive the best possible support and guidance.


Pinsent Masons is an International law firm with the UK's No.1 Planning, Parliamentary & Environment Legal Team and market leaders across the UK. With over 85 specialist lawyers they are by far the largest team and uniquely cover all three UK legal jurisdictions.


Pegasus Group is a leading independent national planning consultancy, specialising in town, environmental and commercial planning; urban and landscape design; and public engagement.

Operating from nine offices and with over 230 members of staff throughout the UK, Pegasus prides itself of providing a service that is second to none. By employing specialists we can ensure optimal results and outstanding service. With an acute understanding of the changing nature of planning policy at local and national level, we can inform and advise clients upon the implication of emerging planning and environmental planning policy and offer the most informed and sustainable solutions.

Our reputation makes us leaders in our field and as such our commitment, passion and expertise is entirely client focused to ensure the best possible service.


Hallam Land Management Limited (Hallam) is the strategic land and planning promotion arm of the Henry Boot Group of Companies.

Our business strategy is to create new land development opportunities and to maximise the value of land for our partners and shareholders.

Our role is to promote and develop land opportunities through the complexities of the UK Town and Planning system. Hallam's strategic land and promotion expertise serves to work with the local planning authorities in helping landowners who are seeking to develop or promote land through the system. The complexity and costs of promoting sites through the planning process continue to increase. The risks and uncertainties are also increasing and so it is more important than ever that landowners select partners to assist in promoting their land with extreme care.


heylo housing is a residential property company with a long term investment strategy to provide affordable housing across the UK

In partnership with a leading Local Authority and backed by significant pension fund investment, the heylo team are in contract with a number of national and regional developers and engaged with Local Authorities to implement heylo's unique suite of housing solutions and drive significant shared ownership affordable housing delivery over the next 3 to 5 years.

Having already acquired over 800 shared ownership affordable housing properties, heylo has contracted to deliver 1,000's of shared ownership homes over the next 5 years.

Heylo is currently active in more than 80 Local Authorities.

heylo housing maintains market leading standards of customer care via long term contracts for day to day customer and property management with housing association partners regulated by the Homes and Communities Agency.

Media partner:

The BPF represents the commercial real estate sector – an industry with a market value of £1,662bn which contributed more than £94bn to the economy in 2014. We promote the interests of those with a stake in the UK built environment, and our membership comprises a broad range of owners, managers and developers of real estate as well as those who support them. Their investments help drive the UK's economic success, provide essential infrastructure, and create great places where people can live, work and relax. 

Find out how to become a member at www.bpf.org.uk.


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 Richard.Goddard@haymarket.com

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