Previous events


29th June 2016

The NIPA conference brings together a diverse group of leading experts in the Planning Act regime, providing you with the opportunity to gain valuable insight, discuss and share best practice from those directly involved in nationally significant infrastructure projects.

NIPA Focus Group: Career Development and Working with NIPA

6th October 2016

Opportunity to participate in a NIPA focus group: Career Development and Working with NIPA

Bringing fracking within the DCO regime

11th October 2016

You are invited to attend a roundtable event at Herbert Smith Freehills' London office.

Major Infrastructure and Renewable Energy Planning in Wales 2016

18th October 2016

Major Infrastructure and Renewable Energy Planning in Wales returns and there is a 20% discount for NIPA members to attend.

DETAIL versus FLEXIBILITY - What is the optimum balance?

7th November 2016

The subject of what we hope will be a lively discussion evening is how to achieve the right balance between the level of detail required in the assessment, application, examination and consent for national infrastructure projects versus the need for flexibility, particularly at the project detailed design and delivery stage.

Meeting the UK’s Infrastructure Needs

23rd November 2016

With more infrastructure decisions being made or due very shortly, including the airport runway capacity decision in the South East, Meeting the UK’s Infrastructure Needs is a must attend event which offers essential updates on the future of infrastructure delivery in the UK, identifies housing and transport needs, explains how you can attract investment, and offers the chance to network with fellow developers, investors and planning industry colleagues.


23rd November 2016 - 24th November 2016


Promoting and enhancing best practice and technical expertise

19th January 2017

Infrastructure development and renewal is key to creating a sustainable and prosperous future for the UK. This conference looks at what is best practice, what is reasonable and excessive, and importantly, what is expected of the advisors during the process..

Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Forum 2017

7th February 2017 - 8th February 2017

The NSIPs Forum gathers project promoters, government, statutory consultees and planning professionals to share their experiences and receive the latest guidance on the NSIP application process and on the implementation of DCOs.

Changes to Development Consent Orders

8th February 2017

The Planning Act 2008 continues to deliver consents for large infrastructure projects. However, as more schemes come to the delivery phase we reflect on the processes for dealing with material and non-material changes to Development Consent Orders (DCOs) once they have been made, and whether they are fit for purpose.