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Tuesday 1st October 2019


09:00 - 12:45




£50 +VAT Free to attend for local authorities


Landmark Chambers, 180 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2HG


This seminar is for Planning solicitors, consultants and local authorities. This seminar is aimed at those who do not regularly deal with the 2008 Act but want to know about the regime in order to participate in the DCO process.

8:45 Registration

9:00 Introduction by Chair
Neil King QC

9:05 The boundary between the 1990 and 2008 Acts
Scott Lyness

9:35 A practical introduction to the 2008 Act process
Admas Habteslasie

10:05 The role of LPAs: local impact reports, participation in examinations, etc.
Richard Turney

10:35 Refreshments

10:50 The role of statutory bodies/consultees
Ben Fullbrook

11:20 Objectors: do and don’ts of objections to DCOs
Alex Goodman

11:50 High Court challenges: issues for claimants
Tim Buley QC

12:20 Questions and Discussion

12:45 Close

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