SPEL 2019 Conference now open for bookings

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The 29th SPEL Conference takes place in Edinburgh this year and will focus broadly on two key themes - the approach to housing, land value and infrastructure delivery, and the implications of the community empowerment agenda. 

There will also be consideration of the Planning Bill, as it moves into the final stages of the parliamentary processes.

Widely regarded as the foremost annual planning law event in Scotland, the SPEL Conference attracts key speakers and senior figures from a range of backgrounds and affords the opportunity to engage in high level discussion and debate.


Join us for the 2019 conference


Confirmed speakers this year include:

  • Keith Winter, Fife Council
  • Shona Glenn, Scottish Land Commission
  • Dr Mark Robertson, Ryden
  • Nicola Woodward, Lichfields
  • Fraser Carlin, Renfrewshire Council
  • Pauline Mills, Taylor Wimpey
  • Dr Calum Macleod, Community Land Scotland
  • Nick Wright, Nick Wright Planning
  • Pippa Robertson, Aurora Planning
  • Stefano Smith, Stefano Smith Planning and former Convenor, RTPI Scotland
  • Pam Ewen, Fife Council and former Convenor, RTPI Scotland
  • Stephen O'Rourke QC and Graham Dunlop, Terra Firma Chambers
  • Jacqueline Cook, Davidson Chalmers

We're pleased that James Findlay QC will be chairing the conference.


Delegate rate

Idox Information Service member: £170 (£204 incl.VAT)

Non-Idox Information Service member: £180 (£216 incl. VAT) 

Price includes refreshments and networking lunch



Please complete the form below or call Christine Eccleson on 03330 111484 to book your place.

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