RTPI Northern Powerhouse

Date: - 16:30
Organiser: RTPI North West
Location: INNSIDE Manchester, 1 First Street, Manchester, M15 4RP
Phone: 0161 604 7799

The Northern Powerhouse will no doubt continue to be at the forefront of political, planning and infrastructure discussions in the North and this event will update attendees on progress and next steps, as well as discuss what impact it will have on planning in practice. Devolution is a key issue nationwide with Manchester leading the pack – how far other Northern cities and regions havecome will also be a key discussion point.

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9.30am   Registration & refreshments

10am   Welcome and Introduction by the Chair Marc Watterson, Arup

10.10am   What is the Northern Powerhouse? Jack Minty, Northern Powerhouse Team, Cities and Local Growth Unit, BIS / CLG

10.35am   Devolution and Collaboration Chris Findley, assistant director of planning, Salford City Council

11am   Coffee break

11.20am   Northern Powerhouse and the Economic Position Luke Delahunty, director, SQW

11.45am   Connecting the Powerhouse David Brown, chief executive, Transport for the North

12pm   Q&A

12.30pm   Lunch

1.15pm   Challenges to Consenting Northern Powerhouse Projects Andrew Batterton, partner, DLA Piper

1.45pm   Delivering the Powerhouse

Session 1: Presentations (15 minutes each)

  • Connecting the Powerhouse, Dave Newton, director of consulting, Arup
  • Housing the Powerhouse, Matthew Good, planning manager, Local Plans, HBF
  • Planning for the Powerhouse, Vincent Ryan, director, Barton Willmore

2.30pm   Tea Break

2.45 pm   Session 2: Panel Debate – Panellists

  • Dave Newton, Arup
  • Matthew Good, HBF
  • Vincent Ryan, Barton Willmore

3.30 pm   Q&A and closing remarks from the Chair

4pm   Close

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