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PEBA Annual General Meeting 2019

Event date: 18 Jul 2019 Event

The 2019 Annual General Meeting for the Planning and Environment Bar Association will be held at 5.45pm on Thursday 18th July at FTB Chambers, Inner Temple, London EC4Y 7BY for the purposes of transacting the following association business:

– Approval of the minutes from the PEBA AGM 2018;
– Chairman’s report;
– Treasurers report;
– Elections
– Any other business

At the end of this business we shall adjourn for refreshments. All members welcome.
Any member wishing to be considered for election to the committee should return the completed nomination form here, duly proposed and seconded, to the Secretary by 5.30pm on Friday 12th July 2019.

Please send your completed form to PEBA, 4a Woodside Business Park, Whitley Wood Lane, Reading, RG2 8LW or a scanned copy by e-mail to

In addition, we would be grateful if you could email Megan to confirm your attendance at the AGM so that we can anticipate the likely numbers. There is no cost to attend.

May 2019 PEBA Update

Posted: 30 May 2019

Further to the Spring 2019 newsletter, we would like to bring your attention to three matters:

  1. The PINS fast track appeals pilot is now underway. Do let us know (by informing any member of the PEBA committee) if you have had experience of the operation of the pilot project which you would like us to raise at our next meeting with PINS.
  2. Following the highly successful PEBA conference held at Hogan Lovells on 17 May 2019, the next open PEBA events are: (1) the AGM which will be held on Thursday 18 July 2019 at FTB at 5.45 pm; and (2) the annual advocacy seminar to be held on the evening of Thursday 17 October 2019 at Cornerstone at which Christopher Katkowski QC will be speaking on “Post-Rosewell Advocacy.” It is also intended that a roundtable be held at a date to be arranged in the autumn to discuss wellbeing at the Planning Bar.
  3. Members will be aware that Sir Duncan Ouseley retired from the High Court bench on 17 May 2019. He was appointed to the High Court in 2000, serving as Lead Judge of the Administrative Court from 2010 to 2015. He has made an outstanding contribution in our field both as an advocate and as a judge and the PEBA committee is considering how best to mark our recognition of this.

PEBA Spring Newsletter 2019

Posted: 29 May 2019

Our last newsletter was produced in July 2018. This newsletter summarises PEBA’s activities since then.

To view our summer newsletter please click here

Women in Planning

Posted: 17 Oct 2018

For those interested in news and events relevant to Women in Planning, please click here to be referred to their website.

Rosewell Review into Planning Inquiries

Posted: 16 Oct 2018

The PEBA Questionnaire Response and PEBA Response documents are available to view.

To view the PEBA Questionnaire Response, please click here

To view the PEBA Response documents, please click here

New guidance on presenting Expert Evidence as a Planner at planning appeals

Posted: 16 Oct 2018

The RTPI and PEBA have collaborated on new expert evidence advice.

To view the document, please click here

Consultation Response

Posted: 3 Aug 2018

PEBA has replied to the Consultation Paper from the Queen’s Counsel Appointments Scheme.  The response can be viewed here.

PEBA response to consultation on the draft NPPF

Posted: 11 May 2018

PEBA has recently responded to the public consultation being held by MHCLG on the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework.

A copy of the covering letter can be viewed here, and the consultation response can be viewed here.