SPGN CPD Seminar: Recent Changes to Planning and Environmental Legislation – Impact on Economic Development

The Spatial Planning Graduate Network is pleased to announce as part of the 2013 CPD Seminar Series: –

Recent changes to Planning and Environmental Legislation – will they help or hinder industry and job creation?

Speakers:
Deborah Spence (Arthur Cox)
and
Conor Skehan (DIT)

6.30PM – 8.30PM Tuesday 7th May 2013
Room 281 (the “Large Kinema”, entrance via King’s Inns St), DIT Bolton Street, Dublin 1

 The conformity of Irish legislation to the EIA Directive was found wanting in relation to projects involving both a land use consent and a pollution control consent by the European Court of Justice (Case C-50/09). To remedy these elements of the case, legislative amendments have been made to the Planning and Development Act as part of the Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011. This CPD considers the implications of these changes for existing and new industry and if these changes are a barrier to new development.

Attendance fee: –
€10 for Graduate Network members
€20 for non- Graduate Network members
€5 for students / unwaged

All proceeds go towards the running of the SPGN CPD series. Certificates of Attendance will be issued at the seminar registration.

Register for this event at: – http://www.eventelephant.com/SPGNcpdseminar7

 

About the speakers

Deborah Spence heads the Environment, Planning & Climate Change Group in Arthur Cox. She specialises in all aspects of waste management liability, corporate and individual regulatory compliance, environmental liability for contaminated sites, M & A environmental issues, all aspects of operational permitting and licensing, environmental impact assessment, appropriate assessment and habitats. Her particular area of interest is in regulatory challenges involving public authorities and private commercial interests, and in defending clients involved in environmental and planning prosecutions.

Conor Skehan is an Architect and chartered Landscape Architect. Conor is Senior Lecturer at the School of Spatial Planning, Dublin Institute of Technology. He has worked both in Ireland and abroad, providing strategic and spatial planning and environmental consultancy to a wide range of public and private clients since 1980, ranging from very large-scale infrastructural and industrial projects to residential and tourism projects.

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