6th Annual (2018)

Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Forum

Wednesday 07 February - Thursday 08 February 2018

6th Annual (2018)

Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Forum

A practical guide to gaining a DCO and NSIP delivery: successfully completing pre-application, examination and DCO implementation
Wed 07 - Thu 08 February 2018 etc.venues - St Paul's, London
The NSIP Forum is the only event to provide you with a complete guide on not only how to successfully apply for a development consent order, but also how to move your project towards construction and operation. Attend to benefit from the latest expert insight, from those with first-hand experience of NSIP planning, for you to take away and apply to your own project development and delivery. Bringing together over 200 project promoters, local authorities, statutory consultees and planning professionals across 2 separately bookable days, the Forum is a must-attend for all involved in major infrastructure planning.

Ensure you attend to:

  • Benefit from the latest insight from those that have completed the process to help you compile your application, prepare for examination and implement your DCO
  • Learn how to move your project towards construction following DCO approval as quickly as possible
  • Receive step-by-step expert guidance on all the requirements you need to meet to help you successfully create an application
  • Explore how to achieve a balance of flexibility and detail when drafting your DCO
  • Meet and learn from over 200 project promoters, local authorities, statutory consultees and planning professionals

Just some of the organisations that have attended previously:

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
Bristol Airport
Capture Power Limited
Carmarthenshire County Council
DB Symmetry
Department for Communities and Local Government
Department for Transport
DONG Energy
Environment Agency
Essex County Council
Gatwick Airport
Heathrow Airport

Highways England
Horizon Nuclear Power
Marine Management Organisation
National Farmers Union
National Grid
National Trust
Natural England
Network Rail
Norfolk County Council
North Somerset District Council
Peel Ports
Planning Inspectorate
Port of Tilbury

ScottishPower Renewables
Somerset County Council
SP Energy Networks
Suffolk County Council
Sunderland & South Tyneside Councils
Tidal Lagoon Power
Transport for London
Triton Knoll
West Somerset Council
Western Power Distribution

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

Book your place

We offer a 15% discount on bookings of more than one attendee.


Why should I attend?

With an all new agenda for 2018, created through extensive research with the industry and covering the biggest challenges currently facing NSIP planning and delivery, this event is a must attend for anyone involved with planning for nationally significant infrastructure projects.

Attend day 1 to hear the latest insight on NSIP planning in 2018, explore pre-application requirements and receive practical guidance on all aspects of creating the application. From how to achieve a balance of flexibility and detail to the latest environmental considerations, the day provides a complete guide to support your project development.

Attend day 2 to explore how to move to NSIP delivery following DCO approval, hear from both promoters and local authorities on the work required to move NSIPs to construction, including what can be done during the planning stages to support delivery. The day will also consider the examination process, providing you with expert insight on how to prepare and complete this stage of the process.

A must for NSIP professionals.

Who will I meet?

Across 2 days this event will bring together 200+ representatives from all areas involved with nationally significant infrastructure projects, including the Planning Inspectorate, Government, project promoters, local authorities, statutory consultees and leading planning professionals.

What to expect at NSIPs Forum 2018

Angus Walker’s thoughts on state of NSIP applications

Angus Walker, Partner at Bircham Dyson Bell & Chair of the National Infrastructure Planning Association, discusses the current state of infrastructure consents.

Highways England, National Grid and others share NSIP advice

Hear from Highways England, National Grid, GL Hearn & Suffolk County Council on the NSIP application process.

Superb - a real education on the DCO process from start to finish.


Bircham Dyson Bell
Burges Salmon
Dialogue by Design
LDA Design
Gateley Hamer


Bruton Knowles
MOLA Headland Infrastructure

Very useful to get an overview of the planning process, common issues and solutions gained from previous experience.

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