Thrings lawyer addresses South West rural planning seminar

Alex Madden was the keynote speaker at the recent BIAC regional seminar at South Petherton in Somerset, which was attended by institute members from across the county and other rural-based professionals.

He spoke about the latest developments in planning law including recent court judgments and assessed the rural implications for planning professionals and those engaged in property and development.

Topics discussed included the Housing White Paper and recent legislation aimed at boosting the supply of new homes, changes to neighbourhood planning law and how the planning system could be improved to support sustainable rural life and businesses.

Alex, who is a specialist planning and environmental lawyer and head of planning at Thrings, is a regular speaker at BIAC events including the institute’s annual rural planning conference.

Formed in 1957, BIAC is a professional association whose members provide advice to farmers, rural businesses and those who care for the environment and countryside.

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