Jonathan Buckwell

Director, DHA Planning

About the Speaker:

Jonathan Buckwell and Mark Bewsey, Directors at DHA, advise developers, corporate occupier's and business owners, individuals and local authorities alike on a wide range of planning and development issues across multiple sectors.

Jonathan also chairs Developers East Sussex, a group of public and private sector organisations actively involved with the delivery of quality sustainable development. He has also been a contributor on planning and development matters on BBC Radio Kent.

Mark regularly leads the promotion of major residential developments through the planning system. Stemming from a background working for PLC housebuilders, Mark has developed particular expertise in residential schemes across the South East.

Session Title:

What's the future of the planning system in England?

Local planning experts DHA review the current challenges and opportunities in the planning system. The session will discuss the latest Government proposals for further changes, such as increased use of the permitted development regime and other potential changes to national planning policy. We will explore how changes in the political makeup of southeast local authorities is affecting decision-making, including the significant increase in application fees due to come into force next year. The group will also review the introduction of Biodiversity Net Gain requirements and how this may affect different types of development sites going forward.

Benefits of attending this session: • Understand how future changes to the planning system may provide new development opportunities • Learn why changes to planning fees may also affect your planning strategy • Find out which site types and locations offer the best prospects of planning success

9.00am - 4.00pm

Networking Breakfast:
7.30am - 9.00am

Gala Dinner:
Reception 5.00pm
Dinner served 6.30pm

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