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Part 1 – Latest update on the White Paper and proposed changes to CIL and s106
09:30  to  10:45
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
09:30  to  09:40
Gilian Macinnes. Planning and Placemaking Advisor. Gilian Macinnes Associates.
Panel discussion: Taking stock and looking ahead: what do the proposals for the new infrastructure levy mean?
09:40  to  10:25
  • Update on the White Paper and how the proposed changes will affect the functioning of CIL and s106: potential risks and opportunities 
  • The future of CIL and proposals for the infrastructure levy - what is expected in the Planning Bill?
  • Consolidation of current CIL regulations: recent updates and amendments and what do these mean 
  • Mitigating the impact of COVID-19: how to handle disruptions, deferrals and delays 
Rachael Ferry-Jones. Principal Consultant. Planning Advisory Service.
Emma Williamson. Director of Planning. Old Oak and Park Royal Development.
The future of developer contributions: the options and alternatives
10:25  to  10:45
  • The interaction between CIL and s106 and what this means for local authorities 
  • How to maximise the benefits of CIL and s106 as they operate in tandem
  • What other methods are being used? 
  • What next for developer contributions? 
Roy Pinnock. Partner. Dentons.
Part 2 – The management of CIL – administration, exemptions and enforcement
10:45  to  14:20
Key strategies and methods for the administration of CIL
10:45  to  11:05
  • How to overcome common challenges encountered, and mistakes made when administrating the levy
Javaid Ashraf. Infrastructure & Growth Lead. Enfield Council.
Morning refreshments
11:05  to  11:35
Session title to be confirmed
11:35  to  11:55
  • Distinguishing between self-builders and developers – clarity on regulations 
  • What have authorities accepted and rejected?
  • Recent cases and appeals 
Christopher Cant. Specialist Property Barrister. Clerksroom.
Panel discussion: Best practices for managing CIL exemptions and overcoming the issues exemptions create
11:55  to  12:40
  • Latest update on exemptions and the most frequent challenges they create
  • Managing the resource implications of CIL exemptions 
  • When to seek legal advice 
Kate Welbourn. Senior Planning Obligations Monitoring Officer. Bedford Borough Council.
Networking lunch
12:40  to  13:40
Conducting viability assessments: how to develop your assessment and guidance for avoiding common pitfalls
13:40  to  14:00
  • Strategic viability for CIL and how this is set
  • The most common issues local authorities face and how to avoid them
Anthony Lee. UK Development Viability and Affordable Housing, Senior Director. BNP Paribas Real Estate.
Managing and overcoming the challenges of the enforcement of CIL
14:00  to  14:20
  • Latest rules and regulations 
  • How best to enforce CIL: procedures and strategies  
  • Navigating non-financial obligations 
Jim Cliffe. Planning Obligations Manager. Bristol City Council.
Part 3 – Strategies and procedures for prioritising the spend of CIL and the delivery of infrastructure
14:20  to  16:40
The Infrastructure Funding Statement 1 year on - Key learnings and best practices
14:20  to  14:40
  • The impact of the introduction of the Infrastructure Funding Statement and the progress with delivery 
  • Most frequent challenges encountered  
  • Best practices and procedures for using the Infrastructure Funding Statement effectively
  • What will the Infrastructure Funding Statement look like in the future?
Hayley Harding. Infrastructure Delivery Officer. Enfield Council.
Networking and afternoon break
14:40  to  15:10
The neighbourhood portion of CIL and how to manage spending
15:10  to  15:30
  • The neighbourhood portion of CIL: understanding the needs of parishes and unparished areas and providing infrastructure that benefits and serves the whole district
  • How to ensure the spend of CIL involves all members and properly engages with the local community: management and collection in parished and unparished areas
Richard Holmes. Principal Planning Officer. Sheffield City Council.
Case study: The delivery of CIL funded infrastructure in Chichester District Council
15:30  to  15:50
  • The infrastructure CIL has funded in the authority 
  • Lessons learnt from its delivery and how this could be improved in the future
Karen Dower. Principal Planning Officer. Chichester District Council.
Panel discussion: How to spend CIL and s106 funds and deliver the infrastructure local authorities need
15:50  to  16:35
  • The different types of infrastructure local authorities can seek CIL and s106 for 
  • How to manage and prioritise the spending of CIL: the forward planning of expenditure and identifying best projects 
  • How to use CIL and s106 funds to upgrade and enhance existing infrastructure 
  • Best practices for using unallocated CIL
Nicki Faulkner. Associate. DAC Planning.
Andrew Tebbutt. Deputy Team Leader, Infrastructure Planning Team. London Borough of Havering.
Jane Custance. Director of Planning and Development (Chief Planning Officer). London Borough of Newham.
Chair’s closing remarks
16:35  to  16:40
Close of conference and networking
16:40  to  17:30

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