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Our sixth business breakfast gathered together over 40 planners, architects, project managers and developers, and saw planning expert David Lintott of Cornerstone barristers, explain planning issues in the context of court judgements on housing developments.

David gave examples of court judgements to help guide decision-makers when approaching housing development applications.  He provided insightful comment and context to a number of recent decisions, including the Richborough Estates v Cheshire East case.  He also helped to guide the audience through decisions around other critical issues such as Green Belt, conservation of wildlife, cultural heritage and protection of valued landscape.

Held in November at Eynsham Hall near Witney, Oxfordshire, the event was the sixth business breakfast we have hosted.  There was also an opportunity for networking.

“Everyone found David’s talk very interesting and we were delighted by the feedback which all rated the event as excellent or very good,” commented Ian Dudley, Director at Lockhart Garratt.  “Delegates commented on how informative the meeting was and how useful it was to catch up and talk with people from a range of different sectors, all of whom have an interest in planning and environmental concerns.”

This business breakfast was one of a series of event that we ran throughout November, including Ecology workshops in Cambridge and Northamptonshire, as well as a workshop on Veteran Tree Management, also in Northamptonshire.  A programme of events for 2018 is currently being organised.

“Providing the opportunity for professionals to get together and discuss the management of key ecological and environmental issues in the planning process is an important part of the service that we provide at Lockhart Garratt,” adds John Lockhart, Chairman.


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