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Delivering Localism in Minerals Planning

Details of this year’s RTPI/MPA conference taking place at Wolverhampton Racecourse on 9 June

IN December the Coalition Government published the Localism Bill setting out changes to the planning system for devolving greater powers to councils and giving local communities control over planning decisions.

This year’s RTPI/MPA conference will look at how ‘localism’, as set out in the Bill, can be delivered in the area of minerals planning and considers the implications this will have on the supply of minerals to society.

The conference will take place at Wolverhampton Racecourse on Thursday 9 June and will include a keynote speech from Bob Neil MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Communities and Local Government.

Among the other speakers on the day will be Nigel Jackson, chief executive of the Mineral Products Association (MPA), Martin Kingston QC, of No. 5 Chambers, and Matt Thomson, head of policy and practice with the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

The conference will be of interest to minerals planners in local, regional and central government; estates surveyors, planners and managers in the minerals industry; countryside-related agencies; environmental bodies; and non-governmental organizations.

For further information or to make a booking, tel: (0845) 082 1171; or visit:


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