The CPA Wales National Conference 2020 - Compulsory Purchase Association

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The CPA Wales National Conference 2020
(Due to COVID-19 this event has been rescheduled from a face to face event  on Tuesday 13th October to two virtual events on the dates below)

Date: Tuesday 13 October and Wednesday 21 October
Location: Virtual Conference
Price: Full Package (2 Sessions) £100 + VAT. Each sessions is £55 + VAT. Discounted Price for CPA Members £70 + VAT for full package or £40 per session.
Event duration: Two Virtual Seminars (2 hours CPD each)
Registration from: 9:55
Event starts at: 10:00
Event finishes at: 12:00

Land and a planning strategy are the core ingredients for regeneration, renewal or urban infrastructure and the creation of modern, successful and sustainable living. The conference theme is how CPO fits into the emerging Welsh planning framework and planning agendas. The Compulsory Purchase Association, with over 850 members, has a dedicated Welsh National Committee, and is actively engaged with Welsh Government and the CPA national CPO agendas. They invite you to join this dedicated Welsh CPA Conference.

Assembling land can be through agreement, or when certain conditions are met, through compulsory purchase. The latter, if done right, creates certainty both in terms of success and within a time frame. As a consequence, compulsory purchase is a major tool in land assembly and is used to deliver major and high profile projects, but it can and is used for dealing with ransom land, securing empty, disused or dilapidated property, delivering a road, releasing land for urban development through the introduction of infrastructure et al.

It should therefore sit squarely within the toolkit for planners and planning authorities to stimulate and enable the delivery of local planning objectives. But compulsory purchase is recognised as one of the more complex areas of practice and is strewn with pitfalls for those not familiar with its nuances.

Who Should Attend:
  • Local Planning authorities should be seeking to send representatives from their estates, planning legal and regeneration teams.
  • Private practice, who are apt at doing deals, providing professional support for promoters and claimants alike, whether as surveyor, negotiator, planner, accountant or lawyer.  

Speakers Over The Event:
  • Gary Soloman, Partner, Burges Salmon LLP
  • Elizabeth Hill, Director, Cooke & Arkwright
  • Julie James AM, Minister for Housing and Local Government
  • Huw Williams, Chief Legal Adviser, National Assembly of Wales
  • Alex Minhinick, Senior Associate, Burges Salmon LLP
  • Keith Murray, Principal, Keith Murray Consultants
  • Richard Lloyd, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland LLP
  • Andrew Ward, CPO Policy Lead, Welsh Government
  • Annabel Graham Paul, Barrister, Francis Taylor Building

To view the full programme, click here.
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