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.Specific 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: – 12:30
Organiser: Place North West
Location: Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Blackburn Road, Clayton Le Moors, Lancashire BB5 5JP