7th Annual (2019)

Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Forum

Tuesday 05 February - Wednesday 06 February 2019

7th Annual (2019)

Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Forum

A practical guide to successfully obtaining and implementing a DCO: latest lessons and case studies on progressing through every stage of the process
Tue 05 - Wed 06 February 2019 Congress Centre, London
The Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Forum is the leading event for major infrastructure professionals, bringing together attendees from promoters to local authorities, statutory consultees and the wider planning community, to share practical guidance, essential advice, and innovative ideas on how to complete the NSIP application process. With a completely new agenda for 2019, created following in-depth research with the industry, this unmissable event will offer invaluable advice on progressing through all stages of the regime – from pre-application, to examination and finally to successful implementation of development consent orders.

What's new for 2019?


  • Explore the support for the planning and delivery of major infrastructure in 2019 
  • Review how to implement effective programme management strategies with a focus on managing costs
  • Explore how to approach each stage of the process, including a focus on progressing your project to construction
  • Understand how flexibility can practically be delivered in your DCO
  • Consider how to conduct cumulative assessments and the impacts of recent case law affecting the Habitats Regulations Assessment
  • Hear the latest practical guidance and first hand experiences of those that have successfully completed the NSIP application process
  • Receive insight from stakeholders and statutory consultees on how to engage with them throughout the process

Just some of the key organisations that have attended previously:

Anglian Water
Bristol Airport
Cambridgeshire County Council
Carmarthenshire County Council
Cuadrilla Resources
DB Symmetry
Department for Transport
Ebbsfleet Development Corporation
ENGIE Renewables
Environment Agency
Gatwick Airport
Heathrow Airport
Highways England

Horizon Nuclear Power
innogy Renewables UK
London Luton Airport
Marine Management Organisation
National Farmers Union
National Grid
Natural England
Network Rail
Norfolk County Council
North Somerset Council
Ørsted Wind Power A/S
Port of Tilbury

ScottishPower Renewables
Somerset County Council
South Gloucestershire Council
South Northamptonshire Council
SP Energy Networks
Suffolk County Council
Sunderland & South Tyneside Councils
The Planning Inspectorate
Thurrock Borough Council
Tidal Lagoon Power
Transport for London
Triton Knoll
Welsh Government
Western Power Distribution

Download the full list of organisations that have attended previously here.

Register more than one attendee and receive a 15% discount

Three experts deliver their advice to those beginning the DCO application process

Ahead of the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Forum on February 5th and 6th in London, we asked three planning experts for their advice for nationally significant infrastructure project promoters.

A useful update on NSIP processes and practices for professionals within the industry.

Why should I attend?

Attend the forum, taking place over two days, to hear the latest policy guidance on the regime and receive practical first hand insight, from those that have completed the process, to take away and apply to make your project success.

Day 1 will provide updates on the latest and planned changes to national policy statements, exploring the policy support for NSIPs. The day will also provide you with practical insight on how to complete pre-application, considering topics including conducting environmental studies, designing consultation and engagement strategies, completing land acquisition and project management of your application.

Day 2 will consider how to approach and complete the examination stage. In addition, the day will explore the issue of how to build flexibility into your application, with a focus on how this can actually be achieved, including the latest case studies on how to deliver and implement your DCO.

Who will I meet?

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

Very comprehensive with wide range of speakers in different disciplines.

Interested in sponsoring?

To find out more about sponsoring NSIPs 2019, please click on the link below.

10 years of NSIPs...

Following the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Forum on the 7th-8th February 2018, Ben Lewis, Infrastructure and Energy Director, and Tom Carpen, Infrastructure and Energy Associate from Barton Willmore look back at the conference and the key issues currently facing NSIPs.

An essential annual catch up on the world of NSIPs.


Burges Salmon
BDB Pitmans
LDA Design
Gateley Hamer
Counter Context
Barton Willmore


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