London 2005

A major national debate sponsored by:

The National Retail Planning Forum
Local Government Association
Economic & Social Research Council

Local Government House, Smith Square, London, SW1.
8th November 2005 – (10am – 4pm)

Retail Planning Policy: The next 10 years


9.30 Registration

10.00 Introduction – Chris Brearley, Chairman, NRPF

10.05 Key Note Address – Professor Cliff Guy, Cardiff University – “A New Agenda for Retail Planning?”

10.55 Andrew Smith – Head of Investment Strategy, Arlington Property Investors – “What do the facts tell us?”

11.40 Coffee

12.00 Robin Butler, Director, Lend Lease – “Urban Development: A real change in gear”

12.30 Andy Lowe, Town Planning Executive, Tesco – “The future challenges facing retailers”.

13.00 Lunch

13.45 John Deegan, Director, Department of Planning & Transport, Warwickshire CC – “PPG6 to PPS6 – A county perspective”

14.15 Tony Thompson, Planning Directorate, ODPM – “The past and future, an ODPM perspective”.

14.45 Rachel Griffith, Institute of Fiscal Studies – “Performance of the UK retail sector and the role of government policy.”

15.15 Geoff Steeley, What next for retail planning strategy?

16.00 Closing remarks & refreshments.

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