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.

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


Just some of the attendees who you will be meeting:

Adams Hendry Consulting
Barton Willmore
BDB Pitmans
Built Environment Communications Group
Bruton Knowles
Burges Salmon
Carter Jonas
CJ Associates
Clifford Chance
Clyde & Co
Copper consultancy
Cory Riverside Energy
Counter Context
Department for Transport
DHA Planning
East West Railway

Environment Agency
Essex County Council
Fisher German
Francis Taylor Building
GL Hearn
Greyfriars Project Management
Hawkwood Consulting
Heathrow Airport
Heathrow Community Engagement Board
Herbert Smith Freehills
Highways England
Landmark Chambers
Lexington North
London Borough of Wandsworth/ London Borough of Richmond
London Luton Airport
LS Transmission Consultancy

Mott MacDonald
National Grid
National Infrastructure Commission; Expedition
National Infrastructure Planning Association
National Trust
Natural Resources Wales
Principal Consenting
ScottishPower Renewables
SP Energy Networks
Spelthorne Borough Council
Stag Energy
Suffolk County Council
Uniper Technologies
Waterman Infrastructure & Environment
West Suffolk Council
Wheelabrator Technologies
WTI Energy
Xodus Group

Would you like to get a hold of the conference slides?

If you were unable to attend the event and would like a copy of the presentation slides, these are available to purchase  for £99 + VAT. Click on the link below to find out more.

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

Interested in sponsoring in 2021?

To find out more about sponsoring NSIPs 2021, please click on the link below.

Who will I meet?

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

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.

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

Francis Taylor Building give their advice to promoters on the NSIP planning process

We spoke to Michael Humphries QC from Francis Taylor Building about the biggest challenges facing NSIP delivery.


Burges Salmon
BDB Pitmans
Counter Context
Barton Willmore
LDA Design


Bruton Knowles

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