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How to DEMAND better performing buildings and places and why we should want to

Exploring what the UK Planning system is doing, and what it should be doing, to reduce carbon in our built environment.


06 Sep


13:00 - 14:00


Online session

What opportunity does the Planning system offer Local Authorities to insist on better performing, low carbon buildings? How does the use of BREEAM differ across counties? Should whole life carbon calculations be requested at planning submission stage, and how would that affect the stages of the RIBA Plan of Work?

Peter Ford, Principal Consultant at the Planning Advisory Service and former Head of Development Management at Plymouth City Council will talk to Ed Flood, Town Planner at Stride Treglown about the role of the NPPF, the importance of Local Plans, design codes and the direction seemingly being taken in the recent White Paper.


Peter Ford, Principal Consultant – Planning Advisory Service

Peter has over 30 years experience as a planning professional and for most of that time he worked in Local Government. He currently works for the Planning Advisory Service (PAS) that forms part of the Local Government Association supporting Councils across the country to deliver the Government’s planning agenda. He is currently acting as the national lead for Development Management.

Prior to working for PAS Peter worked for many years at Plymouth City Council. For the last 12 years at Plymouth City Council he was the Head of Development Management providing a lead on all Planning Application and Enforcement matters and Building Control.

Edward Flood, Town Planning Consultant – Stride Treglown

Ed is a Chartered Town Planning Consultant at Stride Treglown. Since completing a Diploma in Town Planning from the University of Plymouth in 2014, Edward gained private sector consultancy experience working for a renewable energy developer, helping to secure planning consents for large scale wind and solar schemes throughout the United Kingdom. This experience has seen Ed involved in a range of planning issues from small and medium scale residential schemes, to nationally significant infrastructure projects.

Ed has been able to develop his knowledge of planning processes and policy by working collaboratively with local planning authorities, technical consultants and other community stakeholders to deliver successful outcomes for a number of clients, ranging from private homeowners to larger housing developers and the National Trust.

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