Canterbury Bid

Free BID Webinar: Changes to Planning Law – The Impact on Canterbury

When: Tuesday 17 November, 3-4pm

Where: Online webinar, via Zoom

To book email: emily.wells@canterburybid.co.uk

Canterbury BID is delighted to invite you to a session focussing on the latest changes to planning legislation and potential changes to government policy – and how these could impact your business and the city. 

Looking ahead to the future, the planning system is so relevant to how we do business in Canterbury. 

On 1 September the Government brought in significant changes to the planning system in an attempt to allow greater flexibility to use class changes within town and city centres without the need for express planning permission. These changes will impact the city and surrounding area – but for better or worse?  

Lee May, Partner in Commercial Property at leading Maidstone and Canterbury-based law firm Brachers, will provide us with an overview of the latest changes and provide insight as to the impact it could have on Canterbury.  

Topics covered:

  • Permitted Development Rights
  • Changes to the Use Classes Order
  • Changes to government planning policy – The White Paper

Presenter: Lee May, Partner in Commercial Property, Brachers LLP

Lee has nearly 20 years’ experience of advising clients in relation to town and country planning. He acts for businesses, developers, landowners and local authorities in delivering a range of projects.

In planning matters Lee helps developers, landowners and local authorities on major regeneration schemes, large residential and commercial developments, through to individual householder applications and schemes under permitted development rights. He also negotiates and drafts planning obligations under s106 of the Town and Country Planning Act as well as Highways Act agreements and other development documentation.

Lee also advises on environmental and health and safety matters and helps clients to deal with regulators and public authorities in both transactional and enforcement cases.

Lee is a Legal Associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

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