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8th Annual (2019)
Successfully Planning for Infrastructure in Wales
Thursday 24 October 2019
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24th October 2019
Registration and refreshments
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
Senior Vice Chair; Director
RTPI Cymru; Mott Macdonald
Part 1: Understanding the latest policy updates & what these mean for new projects
The Government’s commitment to transforming the planning system and driving forward infrastructure development
The latest update on the associated timelines of National Development Framework (NDF) delivery
How will NDF impact infrastructure delivery in Wales?
What additional policies need to be put in place to enhance infrastructure delivery?
Planning today for a better future: emerging policies and their effects on infrastructure delivery in Wales
The Planning Policy Wales Edition 10 (PPW10): what are its targets and objectives?
How can infrastructure projects comply with the PPW10 requirements?
What the emerging policies mean for future renewable and non-renewable projects
Identifying the infrastructure needs for Wales – the role of the National Infrastructure Commission for Wales
What are the aims and objectives of the National Infrastructure Commission for Wales?
What Infrastructure developments need to come forward?
How have infrastructure needs changed over the years?
Part 2: Overcoming the challenges facing project delivery
Delivering quicker, more efficient electricity network connections for your project
How networks are getting smarter and what are the associated benefits?
Innovative solutions to get connected in areas where capacity is limited
How might flexibility provide additional revenue for projects?
Availability of information to inform where capacity is available
The associated timelines for getting your project connected to the grid
Network Strategy Manager
Western Power Distribution
Funding and financing projects in Wales: what options are available for your project and how to secure funds
The Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan 2018-2021 – supporting ongoing and upcoming infrastructure projects
Understanding what options are available and securing funding early on to avoid delays to your project
Closing the infrastructure gap: how can we fund and finance the future?
Part 3: Supporting the development of new infrastructure in wales whilst meeting the carbon budget and overcoming the environmental challenges
The roles and responsibilities of Natural Resources Wales in delivering new infrastructure
What role does Natural Resources Wales have in supporting new infrastructure projects?
Obtaining permits and permissions
Working with Natural Resources Wales as a statutory consultee
Delivering the Swansea Bay City Deal – updates and lessons learnt
Latest update on the £200m Wellness and Life Science Village project
Navigating through the planning and consenting stages and what challenges were faced?
What opportunities will this project generate for the community and economic growth
Meeting the carbon budget and environmental challenges - what does this mean for future infrastructure development?
Is the Carbon Budget going to be met?
Will we see an increase in renewable infrastructure projects as a result of the Carbon Budget?
What does this mean for current energy projects?
How are projects going forward going to be supported?
What environmental challenges do projects face and how can they be overcome?
Senior Consultant - Energy Strategy & Innovation
Part 4: Ensuring future development in Wales and making Wales an industry leader
Case Study: lessons learnt and how they can be applied to future projects
What are the common challenges and pitfalls developers face during the consenting and planning application phase
Key lessons learnt and how can you apply them to your project to ensure successfully delivery?
Panel Discussion: what are the challenges facing infrastructure delivery in Wales? What can be done to make Wales a prosperous region?
Overcoming the barriers which face the delivery of new infrastructure to make Wales at the forefront of the industry
Innovations and technologies : the development of electric vehicles charging infrastructure
What can be done to simplify the consenting and application process to speed up infrastructure development?
What steps need to be taken to respond to technology advances
What challenges and opportunities does new infrastructure policy create for new schemes
Chair’s closing remarks
Close of conference and networking drinks
Each session is followed by a Q&A session.
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