Homing in on Housing at the Planning Law conference - Peter Evans Partnership
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Bristol Planning Law conference

Homing in on Housing at the Planning Law conference

Members of the Peter Evans Partnership team attended the 20th Bristol Planning Law and Policy Conference on Thursday 14th November 2019 at the Passenger Shed near Temple Meads Station.

They heard from Neil Baker of Clarke Willmott LLP; Chris Dadds and Adam Challis of JLL; Kevin Parker of Redrow Homes; Cllr Paul Smith of Bristol City Council; James Maurici QC, from Landmark Chambers; Mark Southgate, MOBIE; Lin Cousins, Three Dragons; Theo Backhouse, Backhouse Housing; Mike Grist, Curo; Emma Webster, Lifestory Group; Tom Brewerton, Unite Students; and Jan Molyneux, Planning Consultant.

There were talks on the National House Policy; future housing: demographics and economy; house building and challenges to delivery; meeting the housing need in Bristol; a discussion on delivering large housing developments; and a legal update.

Hilary Vaughan, director at Peter Evans Partnership commented after, “It was a very useful conference. I was particularly interested to hear about the shifts in demographics and trends such as population growth, ageing populations and urbanisation, all of which of course have an impact on transport planning.”

A larger party from Peter Evans Partnership attended the dinner, along with invited guests. The evening was hosted by Martin Boddy, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Enterprise at UWE Bristol. And the after dinner speech came from Dr Phil Hammond, who made everyone think twice about the amount they’d just drunk and eaten…

Dr Hammond encouraged everyone to do their ‘CLANGERS’ every day, accompanied by a soft toy from the 1970s TV series. The acronym stands for Connect, Learn, (be) Active, Notice, Give back, Eat well, Relax, and Sleep. The team definitely got more than they bargained for at the dinner. His advice is going to be raised as a discussion point at the next company-wide meeting.

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