Networking is a key part of our membership offering, and members benefit from access to a wide range of events throughout the year.

Events range from attendance at key political gatherings, drink networking opportunities and CPD speaker events. 

Due to current circumstances our in person event and networking calendar has been temporarily suspended.  Thank you for your understanding and patience.  During this this time we are hosting a range of webinar based member events - these will be promoted below and via social media.

 

How will the Combined Infrastructure Levy work, how should it work?- Oct 7, 2020 17:30 

Registration link:    

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HeND28vJQ6STT-FdLz1u_Q

The Planning White Paper’s proposals include replacement of CIL with “new CIL”, namely the combined infrastructure levy, together with a radical cutting back of the role for section 106 agreements. 

• How will the infrastructure levy be set and what will it pay for? Will the overall “take” increase?
• How will affordable housing be delivered via the infrastructure levy?
• What about viability?
• Exemptions, reliefs, timing of payments, phased and revised schemes - what do we know and what is needed?
• What about existing section 106 agreement delivery mechanisms?
• How can we make sure that the new system is simpler, faster, fairer and more effective? How to balance flexibility for local authorities against delivery certainty for developers and communities? 
• What is the likely timescale and what should developers and authorities do in the meantime?

Our panel:

• Simon Gallagher (director of planning, MHCLG)
• Duncan Field (partner, Town Legal)
• Michael Gallimore (partner, Town Legal and former member of the independent CIL review group led by Liz Peace CBE)
• Simon Ricketts (partner, Town Legal)

Chaired by Meeta Kaur (partner Town Legal)


 

PC in 2020 - Has the Planning Court proved a success? What should be its future, and that of judicial review and statutory challenges in the planning system, in the light of the Faulks review? Oct 14, 2020 17:30

Registration link:   https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2gsWU81vT7erSoeWqqQ7MQ

Town Legal and Landmark Chambers invite you to a webinar:

At a time when the Government has appointed a panel led by Lord Faulks to carry out an independent review of administrative law, with potentially far reaching questions as to reforms to, and restrictions to the availability of, judicial review, what better time to look back at the work of the Planning Court since its creation in 2014? What should be the role of judicial review and statutory challenges in our changing planning system? 

- What has been the impact on the planning system of the creation of the Planning Court in 2014 and related associated reforms? Is it faster? Is it fairer? Has access to justice been maintained for those who need it?
- Where is there still room for improvement?
- Looking at the Town Legal/Landmark Chambers Planning Court Case Explorer tool, what do the statistics tell us?
- How could the new system outlined in the planning white paper be refined so as to reduce the need for litigation? 
- Views on the questions raised in the Faulks review’s call for evidence;
- Viewpoints of those representing developers, public authorities and communities.

Our panel:

- John Litton QC (Landmark Chambers)
- Duncan Field (Town Legal)
- Jenny Wigley (Landmark Chambers)
- Simon Ricketts (Town Legal)
- Tim Buley QC (Landmark Chambers)