8th Annual (2020)

Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Forum

Wednesday 05 February - Thursday 06 February 2020

8th Annual (2020)

Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Forum

Latest insight on how to successfully gain DCO approval – a practical guide on completing pre-application, examination and progress to NSIP delivery
Wed 05 - Thu 06 February 2020 America Square – Cavendish Venue, London
The NSIPs Forum is your essential update and guide on major infrastructure planning. Attend to receive the latest insight, forward thinking and case studies to help you successfully complete pre-application and create an application, progress to examination and onto implementation and delivery of your project. Over 200 major infrastructure professionals will attend over both days to hear practical guidance on all aspects of NSIP planning and insight on how to overcome some of the biggest challenges currently facing the process.

Highlights of attending: 


  • Understand the impact of aging NPS on projects and explore how to successfully embed case making into your application
  • Examine the key environmental considerations faced during project development including biodiversity net gain, habitat assessment regulations and reducing carbon emissions
  • Explore what changes can be made during examination and to DCOs once consent has been granted
  • Take away practical guidance on all aspects of pre-application and how to complete examination
  • Receive insight on how to deliver your DCO and progress your project to construction
  • 6+ hours of networking with major infrastructure professionals including promoters, local authorities, statutory consultees and the wider planning community

Some of the key organisations that have attended previously:

Anglian Water
Bristol Airport
Campaign to Protect Rural England
Carmarthenshire County Council
Cherwell District Council
Civil Aviation Authority
Cory Riverside Energy
Cuadrilla Resources
Cumbria Council
Department for Transport
Ebbsfleet Development Corporation
Elgin Energy EsCo Ltd
ENGIE Renewables
Health & Safety Executive

Heathrow Airport
Highways England
Horizon Nuclear Power
innogy Renewables UK
London Luton Airport
Marine Management Organisation
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
National Farmers’ Union
National Grid
National Infrastructure Commission
National Trust
Natural England
Network Rail
Port of Tilbury

Runnymede Borough Council
RWE Generation
Somerset County Council
SP Energy Networks
Steer Davies Gleave
Suffolk County Council
The Planning Inspectorate
Transport for London
Triton Knoll
Welsh Government
Western Power Distribution
WTI Energy

Register now and save £50

Offer expires Friday 17th January.

Annual focal point for discussing the main current issues and topics relating to NSIPs.

Why should I attend?

The forum will provide you with the latest guidance on the Planning Act 2008 regime and offer practical insight and lessons from the latest case studies to take away and apply to your project development.

Attend day one for the latest update on the regime including a focus on NPS and how to manage with aging policy. The day will also provide in-depth insight on how to create your application covering topics including environmental issues, conducing consultation and managing land assembly.

Day 2 will explore how to prepare for and complete the examination stage, providing lessons learnt and guidance on how to make amendments during this stage. The day will also explore how to progress your project to delivery following consent including the how to include flexibility in your application, managing discharge of requirements and how to make changes to your projects

Highways England give their advice to promoters on the NSIP planning process

Ahead of the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Forum on February 5th and 6th in London, we asked Anna Pickering, Highways England’s Regional Investment Programme, Development Consent Orders / Statutory Processes, for her advice for those starting the NSIP application process.

Who will I meet?

  • Promoters
  • Planning Inspectorate
  • Planning consultants
  • Local authorities and statutory consultees
  • Environmental consultants
  • Architects
  • Planning lawyers and barristers 

Interested in sponsoring?

To find out more about sponsoring NSIPs 2020, please click on the link below.


Burges Salmon
BDB Pitmans
Counter Context
Barton Willmore


Bruton Knowles

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