University students from across the West Midlands are being invited to plan the future of England in a competition organised and sponsored by No5 Chambers.
The details will be launched at this month’s Annual Planning Seminar held by No5, a key diary date for planning professionals, developers, surveyors, architects and lawyers.
This year’s seminar is being held at Birmingham’s ICC on March 23, and will look at issues surrounding current and future planning laws and practice in the UK.
Key note speakers and industry experts will guide delegates through neighbourhood plans, Section 106 agreements, recent court cases and developments in enforcement.
It is hoped that the launch of a student competition will engage the planning professionals of the future by asking them what they would do if they were in charge of planning in England.
The Head of No5’s Planning & Environmental Law Group, Jeremy Cahill QC, who will judge the competition, said: “Taking into account the information students will have learned from the day’s seminar, we are inviting them to submit a concise paper titled ‘If I was in charge of planning England I would…’.
“We believe this an opportunity to view the entire planning system of this country with fresh and enthusiastic eyes, and I very much look forward to seeing their grasp of the realities and restrictions of planning regulations alongside an innovative vision of the future.”
The competition closes on Monday, April 13, with winners announced by April 27.
There are still places available for anyone wishing to attend this year’s Annual Planning Seminar. For more information visit the No5 website www.No5.com