8th Annual (2019)

Successfully Planning for Infrastructure in Wales

Thursday 24 October 2019

Programme

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08:45
Registration and refreshments
09:30
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
Simon Power
Senior Vice Chair; Director
RTPI Cymru; Mott MacDonald
Part 1: Understanding the latest policy updates & what these mean for new projects
09:40
Transforming the planning system and driving forward infrastructure development over the next 20 years
  • The latest updates on the National Development Framework (NDF)
  • What are the challenges and opportunities does the NDF present for future infrastructure
  • What additional policies need to be put in place to enhance infrastructure delivery?
10:10
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
  • What challenges and opportunities does new infrastructure policy create for new schemes

 

Liz Dunn
Partner
Burges Salmon
10:40
Morning refreshments
11:10
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?
John Lloyd Jones OBE
Chair
National Infrastructure Commission for Wales
Part 2: Overcoming the challenges facing project delivery
11:40
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
Ben Godfrey
Network Strategy Manager
Western Power Distribution
12:10
Energy consenting in Wales: What is needed to support the development of Wales’ future energy infrastructure
  • Current consenting challenges
  • Impact of the NDF
  • Support for energy projects and what else is needed
12:40
Networking lunch
Part 3: Supporting the development of new infrastructure in Wales whilst meeting the carbon budget and overcoming the environmental challenges
13:40
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
Keith Davies
Head of Sustainable Places Land and Sea
Natural Resources Wales
14:10
Delivering the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal – updates and lessons learnt
  • Navigating through the planning and consenting stages and what challenges were faced?
  • What opportunities will this project generate for the community and economic growth
14:40
What does the UK’s new net-zero target mean for carbon budgets and future infrastructure development?
  • What infrastructure do we need to meet UK net-zero by 2050?
  • What are the key challenges to delivering this infrastructure?
  • How does net-zero impact infrastructure at the project level?
  • Next steps – urgent actions to deliver net-zero
Sam Friggens
Senior Consultant - Energy Strategy & Innovation
Mott MacDonald
15:10
Afternoon Refreshments
Part 4: Ensuring future development in Wales and making Wales an industry leader
15:40
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?
16:10
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 future renewable infrastructure can we expect to come forward in Wales?

 

Cora Kwiatkowski
Divisional Director
Stride Treglown
Eleri Davies
Head of Consents UK
innogy Renewables UK
16:50
Chair’s closing remarks
17:00
Close of conference and networking drinks

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