Programme - Land Assembly Summit 2020

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Summit Programme
The conference is exclusively plenary sessions
Day 3 - Thursday 26 March 2020
Trips for international delegates
Day 1 - Tuesday 24 March 2020
09.30 - 16.30  Conference
18.30 - 20.30  House of Lords Drinks Reception
Day 2 - Wednesday 25 March 2020
09.30 - 16.45  Conference  
Acquiring Land and Rights For Public Projects – Compare and contrast with North America, elsewhere
Chair: Peter McCrea, Surveyor Member, Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)
  • Acquisition Processes and Procedures in the UK
  • The compelling public interest test
  • Compulsory Purchase Orders
  • Development Consent Orders
  • Transport and Works Orders
  • Hybrid/Private Bills in Parliament
  • Compensation provisions
  • Other powers from around the globe
  • What constitutes a “public use” project? The principle in Kelo v. City of New London
  • The power of Quick Take
  • Human Rights considerations in the US and UK
  • Bailiff powers    

Land Value Capture and Property Tax burdens
the grab of land value – the good, the bad & the greedy
Chair: Paul Sanderson, President, International Property Tax Institute
  • Various LVC schemes around the world
  • Making unviable schemes viable
  • Does LVC work? Why LVC doesn’t always work
  • Strengths, weaknesses, unintended consequences
  • What are the success ingredients
  • Who should pay for new infrastructure?
  • Are developers and landowners already paying?  
  • Is LVC fair and equitable?
  • Maximising the commercial value of the development
  • TIFF

Project Review: 2012 London Olympics and East London regeneration
Chair: Rebecca Clutten, Barrister, Francis Taylor Buildings
  • Review of London 2012
  • The remit, priorities, legacy.  
  • Pushing the boundaries of best practice
  • Stresses & strains, and lessons to avoid on other major schemes  
  • Land Assembly: How did it go?
  • Compensation: what can be done better

Boat ride to the Palace of Westminster
for the House of Lords Drinks Reception

How is Compensation dealt with in the US, Australia and South Africa
Delivering and assessing Compensation in the UK - the emergence of Independent Valuations
Chair: Jon Stott, CPA Past Chair, Managing Director, Gateley Hamer
  • The role and key provision in the US Uniforms Relocation Act 1970 – preventing promoters manipulating land value & paying less
  • Valuation Principles and values
  • The role of the UK 1961 Land Compensation Act in creating compensatable values
  • Valuers should not be negotiators
  • The consequences of not getting it right first time
  • CPA proposals for reform

Future Infrastructure Needs for cities - How land needs will vary in the future
Chair: Victoria Hills, CEO, Royal Town Planning Institute
Looking at the trends and drivers
  • The economic Imperative
  • Decay and Renewal are core drivers  
  • Smart living, smart working - What will future cities look like?  How do we plan them?
  • Work/live in the community –v- commuting
  • Refocusing communities & economic strategies
  • Buildings & infrastructure built now - fit for the future?
Planning for the future
  • Strategies of the National Infrastructure Commission
  • New urbanisation, community growth strategies and opening up land for use
  • The role of private enterprise with state initiatives
Challenges for UK cities
  • Panel debate

Case Study: Land Assembly to Deliver Mass Transport Schemes - HS2 -v- US and Dutch projects
Chair –Adrian Maher, Director, AspireCP
  • Is it a railway or regeneration scheme
  • Justification
  • Consenting arrangements
  • Challenges
  • Commercial exploitation to satisfy project funding
  • Engagement
  • Compelling case
  • Eminent Doman -v CPO –v- Acquisition by Agreement
  • What can the UK learn for the future
  • What is the UK direction of travel?
  • Questions
Proposed options:

  • Option 1     History and tour of London Southwark
  • Option 2     Old London and law and commerce
  • Option 3     Hop on hop off bus ticket
  • Option 4    Explore independently
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