12 April 2016
We are delighted to announce that WYG is an associate sponsor for this year’s Planning Convention. The event, held by the Royal Town Planning Institute, will take place in London on 28th June.
Steven Fidgett, WYG’s Head of Planning UK and one of the speakers at this year’s Convention, said: “We are very proud to be an associate sponsor for the Planning Convention which is the highlight of the planning profession’s calendar. The event provides invaluable information and discussion on many of the top issues in planning.”
This year’s Convention takes as its theme ‘Better Planning Solutions: The challenge of growth’. The UK population is projected to grow to over 70 million by 2030, requiring the equivalent of 20 towns the size of Coventry, Belfast or Cardiff to be built every year. Demand will be on planners to deliver places that accommodate this growth. The Convention will critically examine the best solutions that planners in the UK and internationally can provide in tackling the issues of infrastructure, housing, economic growth and the environment now and in the future, at a time when planners are also facing a number of wider challenges in adopting new policy frameworks within finite resources.
WYG ranks as one of the top planning consultancies in the UK. Our planning teams are now over 140-strong. Based in 19 offices across the UK, our planners combine essential local knowledge with an unrivalled depth of national and international expertise.
Our planning services include major planning applications, appeals and strategic project management as well as research, policy support and development management. Our clients reflect every aspect of the private, public and voluntary sectors.
You can find out more about the Planning Convention via their website here.