Tackling the environmental threats to development

Organiser: Hill Dickinson
Location: St Paul's Square, Liverpool
Phone: 0151 600 8762

Join Hill Dickinson and Richards Moorehead & Laing for a complimentary seminar exploring topical environmental property issues.

The event is for all those involved with development projects from property developers, professionals, contractors and funders to local authorities and NHS trust estates.

Learn how to effectively deal with the constraints of protected habitat and species legislation on development. Delegates will also gain an insight into the practical implications of the impending Environmental Civil Sanctions Order 2010.

Thursday 4 February 2010


8.30 Breakfast and registration

9.00 Welcome

9.05 Stephen Blunt, Richards Moorehead & Laing

Buyer (and developer) beware! Protected species and invasive plants can ruin your plans:

  • The legal and regulatory framework for protected and invasive species
  • Which species you are most likely to come across in the UK
  • The implications for your planned development
  • Forewarned and forearmed
  • Detection and planning to avoid delay
  • Working with protected species
  • Treatment to exclude and eradicate invasive species

John Holmes, head of planning, Hill Dickinson:

  • Newts, badgers and development
  • Natural England and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs)

Alan Pugh, construction partner, Hill Dickinson

  • The Environmental Civil Sanctions Order 2010 – due to be laid before parliament in January 2010 and likely to be implemented in April 2010, giving the prosecuting authority a wider range of more proportionate penalties, including a possible fine of up to 10% of an operator's turnover.
  • Practical tips on how to react when dealing with an investigation by an enforcing authority.

10.20 Questions and answers

10.30 Networking and refreshments

Venue details and directions

Hill Dickinson LLP, No.1 St. Paul's Square, Liverpool, L3 9SJ

RSVP by Wednesday 27 January to
Tel:0151 600 8762

Places are limited and if you have any special requirements please let us know.