FREE EVENT: Planning for Growth in London: How the Planning Portal can help

Date: Tuesday 20 March 2012

Venue: DCLG Head Office, Eland House, Bressenden Place, London SW1E 5DU (nearest tube station, London Victoria)

The Planning Portal is hosting a FREE event in collaboration with RTPI London, RICS, CIAT and RIBA in the South East.

This is the first time all four organisations, plus key speakers from DCLG and the Planning Portal, will collectively discuss regional and national planning topics with a particular focus on Planning for growth in the South East and the tools available to help achieve it.

This is an excellent opportunity to find out more about submitting planning applications electronically, so if you haven’t used the Planning Portal before, why not come along and find out just how easy it is to save time and minimise your costs by working online?

Key speakers from each organisation speaking about current hot topics including:

How can Planners and Planning play a crucial role in bringing together other professionals (including Architects and Surveyors) in delivering sustainable development in London? – Julia Riddle, Chair (RTPI London), Associate Director, DTZ Associates

CIAT – Building Information Management/Modelling (BIM) and Planning – Keith Snook, HonMCIAT

RIBA – How does architectural design and quality fit in to the Planning process? – Chris Hampson-Williams, Chair – Design & Planning Group (RIBA London), Director, Hampson Williams

RICS – The Plan for Growth – Key development issues for London – Faraz Baber, Executive Director, Planning & Development

DCLG – Legislation Update – Shona Dunn, Director of Planning

Planning Portal – why it’s easier and faster to submit planning applications online, giving you and your company a competitive advantage from using the Planning Portal – Stuart Mockford, Planning Portal

There will also be a panel-led question and answer session with participating key speakers from DCLG, all member organisations and the Planning Portal. If that isn’t enough, there will be ample networking opportunities with other members from other organisations over a free lunch and refreshments!

This is the first time all four organisations, plus key speakers from DCLG and the Planning Portal, will collectively discuss regional and national planning topics with a particular focus on Planning for growth in the South East and the tools available to help achieve it.

For booking information please go to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LONRTPI12

Registration on the day is 9.45am and the first presentation will start promptly at 10am and the event will finish at approx 3.15pm.

Please note there is a £25 fee for cancellations within 72 hours notice of the event. A maximum of 2 persons from the same representing company is preferred. There will be a reserve list if you wish more representatives to attend and we will do our best to accommodate you, where possible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Cheralyn Dark (0117 372 8614) or Beccy Greenfield (0117 372 8901) at the Planning Portal.

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