Date: 22 September 2016 - 22 September 2016, 9:30 - 4:30

Location: Turley, Manchester


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RTPI NW Logistics & Transport: meeting our demands

Date: 22 September 2016 - 22 September 2016, 9:30 - 4:30

Location: Turley, Manchester


With a growing demand for online shopping, next day delivery, and ‘click-and-collect’ our shopping habits are changing, and to meet this demand we require a responsive and efficient logistics system in the UK.  This event will explore how the changes to our shopping habits have changed the structure of the logics sector in the UK and how the planning system can help to achieve the changing needs of the needs of the sector.

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9.30am   Registration & refreshments

10am   Welcome and introduction by the Chair Amy Longmore, senior planner, Turley

10.10am   The Changing Logistics Sector – an overview of how and why the logistics market has changed David Diggle, director, Turley

10.50am   Responding to Change – a discussion on how cities, city planners and logistics operators working in cities are responding to e-commerce through the use of legislation, development controls and innovation Darren Briggs, associate director, operations/logistics, Arup

11.30am   Coffee break

12pm   Case Example: Realising the Omega Opportunity, Warrington – Omega is currently the largest mixed-use development site and one of the largest, strategically important logistic hubs in the North West. Occupiers now on site include Brakes, Hermes, Travis Perkins, ASDA and most recently the Hut Group and Plastic Omnium (over 2.5m sq ft), with an additional 250,000sq ft of speculative B8 use recently consented.  A presentation from the Developers who have managed the planning process for the Omega development in Warrington will discuss how they approached the planning application process to lead to a successful outcome, what difficulties they had to overcome, why Omega has been such a success and how the planning system could help in the future. Chris Gardner, development manager, Miller Developments

12.40pm   Round up of morning presentations and questions

12.55pm   Lunch

1.45pm   Introduction to afternoon from Chair

1.50pm   Northern Powerhouse logistics opportunities and challenges  – The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT UK) is the UK territorial body of CILT, which has a presence in more than 30 countries across the world and connects professional expertise within the logistics and transport sector. A presentation from CILT will inform how they see trends in freight and distribution operations, and opportunities related to the Northern Powerhouse. Bruce Allan CMILT, JMP Consultants Ltd and Vice-chairman CILT North West Region

2.30 pm   Case Example: Liverpool2 – Liverpool 2 is a £400 million investment to create a new deep-water container terminal at the Port of Liverpool, enabling the largest vessels to call directly to the heart of the UK.  The facility will not only have the capacity to accept the largest generation of container ships but will provide one off the most modern and efficient terminals in the world, future-proofing the port for decades to come.  Peel Ports will discuss the importance of ports in the logistics sector and the importance of Liverpool2 in the context of the current market. Stephen Carr, head of commercial strategy and planning, Peel Ports

3.10pm   The role of Manchester Airport in driving economic growth in the North of England – Airport City Manchester is one of the most connected, intelligent and enterprising business destinations in development today.  The site will be 5milllion sq ft. of offices, hotels, advanced manufacturing, logistics facilities, hybrid and ancillary retail space.  Alexander will be discuss the importance of Manchester Airport in driving economic growth in the north of England and the important role Airport City plays. Dr Alexander Roy, head of strategy, Manchester Airport Group

3.50pm   Questions and summary from the Chair

4.15pm   Close

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