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Seminar to Welcome President Elect of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)

Blandy & Blandy LLP will welcome Ian Tant as its guest speaker at this year’s Planning Law Seminar.

Over 100 guests are registered to attend the popular annual event, taking place on 1 February at Reading Borough Council’s civic offices.

A former senior partner at Barton Willmore, Ian is now a freelance consultant and currently vice president of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). In 2019 he will become president of the professional membership based organisation, which represents over 24,000 planning professionals working worldwide in the public, private, charitable and education sectors.

Reflecting on “the broken housing market” and a “chronic under delivery spanning more than a decade”, Ian will be presenting in a personal capacity on ‘Planning for Housing in 2018’ and the positive steps that must be taken to address the problem.

Alongside Ian, Blandy & Blandy’s team of Karen Jones, Simon Dimmick and Victoria Charlesson will be covering an update on case law, “Planning Taxes – Effects on Profitability” and  “No Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) – No Development?” respectively.

Last year’s ‘sell out’ event welcomed attendees representing leading names including Haslams, Savills, Lloyds Bank, Reading Borough Council, Boyer Planning, Lichfields, Bidwells, Strutt & Parker, Pegasus Group, Vail Williams, Turley, Bell Cornwell and PJSA Chartered Surveyors.

Blandy & Blandy is ranked among the UK’s top planning law firms by Planning Magazine and the firm is highly ranked for planning, environmental and property law in both Chambers UK Guide and The Legal 500.

For more information on this event, please contact David Lamont.