22 June 2015
Over fifty property professionals, including guests from the major house builders, gathered at our Guildford Property seminar on Thursday 18 June to hear the latest news and views on planning, ecology and transport.
Held at the Guildford Rugby Club, this year’s event featured for the first time speakers from our ecology and transport disciplines.
WYG’s ecology director Claire Wilmer told the audience about the crucial role of ecologists in settlement extensions and the potential implications on EU protected species/areas if Britain leaves the EU.
Paul Smith, WYG’s Transport Director, set out both sides of the ‘severe’ traffic implications interpretation in the National Planning Policy Framework.
Andy Stallan, Head of the Guildford office, and planning director, reported on the progress of Community Infrastructure Levy adoptions as well as recent case law, and reviewed housing supply arguments.
The event, which was chaired by WYG’s Guildford planning director Jim Bailey, finished with a question and answer session, and networking over a glass of wine or two.
Andy said: “This is the first time we have held the event since our Alliance and WYG planning teams merged. It was great to be able to offer presentations on a range of different topics to so many guests.”
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