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PEBA Handbook 2018-2019 – Amendments needed by Wednesday 28th February 2018

Posted: 9 Feb 2018

For all Members and Chambers,

It is that time of year again when we update & prepare the new PEBA handbook, ready for printing and publication in May.

In order to ensure that all details are correct, please can we ask that you review the Members section of the current 2017 – 2018 Handbook and notify us of any changes that need to be made.

It is imperative that you email us with any amendments to the handbook by 12 noon on Wednesday 28th February 2018 due to the tight printing schedule.

The Handbook can be viewed by clicking here

Changes should be notified to 

If there are any future changes happening between now and May for Members or Chambers please advise us of those to ensure the handbook is correct when published.
Responsibility for updating these details lies with Members and Chambers.

If you do not update us with your changes we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the handbook.

PEBA Seminar – Developing best practice at appeals inquiries and hearings – Friday 23 February 2018

Event date: 23 Feb 2018 Event

This seminar will be delivered by the Planning Inspector Andrew Seaman, together with Christine Thorby & Stuart Reid, chaired by Andrew Tait QC.

The seminar will be from 6pm until 7pm in the Seminar Suite at Francis Taylor Building, Inner Temple, London EC4Y 7BY

It will take place before the Annual Dinner.

To book a place please register here.

Please note if you intend to go to the dinner afterwards you will need to book this separately.

PEBA Annual Dinner – Friday 23 February 2018

Event date: 23 Feb 2018 Event

The Inner Temple, London EC4Y 7HL

The Chairman and Committee of the Planning & Environment Bar Association request the pleasure of your company at this year’s PEBA Annual Dinner to be held at the Inner Temple on Friday 23 February 2018.

We are delighted to be able to say the dinner is, after the success last year, again being hosted by Inner Temple and is available at a subsidised price.  Places are limited so sign up soon to avoid  disappointment.

This year the dinner will be in lounge suits in order to make it easier for members to come straight from work.

Details for the event are as follows:

  • 7.00pm: Reception in the Drawing Room
  • 7.45pm: Dinner
  • 11.00pm: Carriages

Tickets for the Annual Dinner are:

  • £75 for all members of 7 years call and more.
  • £45 for members of under 7 years call
  • £35 for members of under 2 years call

Those attending the dinner include the three Planning Inspectors from the earlier seminar, Trudi Elliott (RTPI), Tim Smith (Law Society and BLP) and our honorary members Lord Carnwath (President of PEBA), Lord Brown, Lord Justice Lindblom, Mr Justice Ouseley, Sir David Keene and George Bartlett QC.

Please confirm your attendance by registering here.

PEBA Autumn 2017 Newletter

Posted: 23 Nov 2017

Autumn 2017

PEBA response to the Planning for the Rights Homes consultation

Posted: 9 Nov 2017

PEBA has recently responded to the public consultation being held by DCLG on ‘Planning for the Right Homes in the Right Places’.

A copy of the consultation response can be viewed here.

PEBA response to the QC Appointments System consultation

Posted: 2 Oct 2017

PEBA has recently responded to the public consultation being held in respect of the QC appointments system.

A copy of the consultation response can be viewed here.

PEBA responses to CPA consultation

Posted: 18 Sep 2017

PEBA has recently issued two papers in response to the Compulsory Purchase Association’s consultation on its proposed reform agenda. The first paper addresses the CPA’s draft pre-reference protocol. The second, which was prepared at the CPA’s request, comments on the legal issues arising from their proposal to remove the policy requirement for acquiring authorities to take reasonable steps to acquire land by agreement.

The comments on the draft pre-reference protocol can be viewed here.

The comments on the legal issues arising from the proposal to amend policy can be viewed here.


PEBA National Conference 2018 – Planning Law and Policy – All change or more of the same?

Event date: 18 May 2018 Event

The PEBA National Conference 2018 is now open for bookings. The Conference is to be held on Friday 18 May 2018, at Hogan Lovells International LLP in London.

The Conference includes a Keynote address from The Right Hon Lord Hodge, Justice of The Supreme Court, with a paper being delivered in honour of Mrs Justice Patterson.

The conference will assess the latest developments and proposals for planning and environmental law, policy and procedure in key areas and consider the implications for practitioners and whether what is proposed will in fact deliver meaningful change for planning.

The PEBA committee are pleased to announce that Lady Hale, President of the UK Supreme Court, has kindly agreed to deliver the Frances Patterson Paper at the PEBA National Conference.

To book, please click here. The price of the conference is £270 + VAT. Discounted prices are available for PEBA Members, £70 + VAT for practitioners under 7 years call and £180 + VAT for all other members.