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Place North West Development Series: Lancashire Update 2019

The first in Place North West’s 2019 Development Series is due to take place at the Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel on Thursday 24 January, with speakers from across Central Lancashire, Lancaster, Blackpool and beyond already signed-up.

Sponsored by the Preston, South Ribble & Lancashire City Deal and LUC, this half-day event will give an update on economic activity across Lancashire, the key developments, future sites, and policies shaping the area. Housing, warehouses, offices, retail, City Deal progress and more will be explored in a mix of presentations and panels.City Deal LUC LogoSpecific schemes to be discussed include Penwortham’s 2,000 home masterplan, Chorley Market Walk, Cuerden, Lancaster Canal Quarter, Morecambe Eden Project, Blackpool’s Talbot Gateway, Lancashire’s Local Plans, Frontier Park in Blackburn, Enterprise Zones, and more.

Confirmed speakers include:

Stephen Young, executive director, growth, environment, transport and community services, Lancashire County Council

Karen Hirst, managing director, Maple Grove Developments

Kate McClean, senior strategic land and planning manager, Taylor Wimpey

Kieran Keane, assistant chief executive, Lancaster City Council

Nick Gerrard, executive director for economy and regeneration, Blackpool Council

Melissa Kurihara, associate director, LUC

David Cox, director, David Cox Architects

Alex Kenwright, development manager, Frontier Park

Neil Thornton, director, Etc Urban

Senior speakers from South Ribble and Preston Councils

Chaired by Jessica Middleton-Pugh, editor, Place North West

The event will start at 8am for networking and breakfast, with an 8.30am start to presentations. The conference will end at noon for further networking and lunch. Your ticket price includes refreshments throughout the morning.

Tickets cost £60+VAT.

Sponsorship opportunities are available – contact Dino Moutsopoulos, commercial director, on 07803 988 112 or dino@placenorthwest.co.uk

Click here to book online


Date:  – 12:30
Organiser: Place North West
Location: Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Blackburn Road, Clayton Le Moors, Lancashire BB5 5JP
Email: events@placenorthwest.co.uk