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Smarter planning and delivery for waste half day masterclasses


Half day masterclass, 5 March, Northampton, with choice of morning or afternoon attendance

Tickets just £99 (and £79 for CIWM members)

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ENDS and the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) with Waste Planning magazine have organised this half-day masterclass: Smarter Planning & Delivery for Waste.

Three highly experienced speakers will cover the vital issues facing those working in the waste sector including guidance for robust and compliant waste planning, advice on locating suitable locations for waste facilities (with reference to what the new waste policy means for development in the green belt) and how to effectively communicate plans for waste development to the wider community.

  • Nick Tennant, Team Leader, Minerals and Waste Planning Team, Planning - Infrastructure and Environment Division, Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)
  • Deborah Sacks, an independent Planning, Chartered Surveying and Research Consultant
  • John Twitchen, Executive Director, Copper Consultancy

This invaluable event will give delegates the opportunity to update their knowledge by talking to the people at the front line of planning for this sector. It is a must attend for local authority waste planners, those operating in all aspects of the waste industry including waste to energy, environmental consultants, academics, NGOs and the legal sector working within the waste arena.

The masterclass will include a Q&A and discussion session to ensure that delegates have ample opportunity to explore all these important issues.

The event is CIPD-accredited.

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Masterclass agenda

The masterclass runs in the morning and is then repeated in the afternoon. The agenda below shows both morning and afternoon [in square brackets] timings.

09:30 [13:30] Registration

09:50 [13:50] Opening remarks from the Chair

  • Morning Chair – Lonek Wojtulewicz, Head of Planning, Historic & Natural Environment, Leicestershire County Council & waste planning lead at the Planning Officers Society
  • Afternoon Chair – Steve Lee, Chief Executive, CIWM

10:00 [14:00] Deborah Sacks, Independent Planning Consultant:

Developing a robust waste planning strategy, with a particular focus on the duty to co-operate, larger-than-local planning, and accurate underpinning data

During this session, Deborah will make sure delegates are up to speed with the latest developments, exploring among other subjects how the duty to co-operate is working and looking at the issues of obtaining vital data to back up waste planning.

10.20 [14.20] Q&As

10:30 [14:30] Nick Tennant, Team Leader, Minerals and Waste Planning Team, Planning – Infrastructure and Environment Division, DCLG:

A new approach to the location of waste management facilities

What does the new waste policy framework mean for identifying locations and what are the drivers of change? Nick will outline what the new policy means in respect to facilities in the Green Belt, and how waste planning authorities can plan better for waste in the round, including C&I waste and local economic development opportunities.

10.50 [14.50] Q&As

11: 00 [15.00] John Twitchen, Executive Director, Copper Consultancy:

What can/should be done to improve the image and acceptability of waste facilities and secure better community buy-in?

Getting community buy-in on new waste developments is challenging with some developments seen as highly controversial. John will talk through approaches that demonstrate best practice and advise delegates how to schedule and deliver effective communications.

11.30 [15.30] Further Q&As and discussion

12:15 [16:15] Chair's Closing Remarks

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