The role of engineers in the Development Consent Order (DCO) process, Birmingham

30 March, 2017 | 17:45 - 19:30

Find out more about the role of engineers in the Development Consent Order.
Find out more about the role of engineers in the Development Consent Order.

About this event

The majority of large infrastructure projects are now consented through a process under the Planning Act 2008 known as the DCO process.

This is a legalistic process, but also one that relies heavily on the input of civil engineers. Engineers create statutorily required documentation, inform the compulsory acquisition and environmental choices that are made to help facilitate the project, and undertake the work to envisage detailed methodologies at a preliminary design stage.

This talk will explain the complex DCO process, focussing on the role of engineers, so that you can understand the framework in which your work will make a difference to clients as they move through it.

Event materials

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Speakers

Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox

Matthew's work is focused on major infrastructure projects, all of which have involved working predominantly with engineers. Projects he has been or is currently involved with include:

  • Heathrow Runway 3
  • Silvertown Tunnel
  • Norwich NDR
  • Lowestoft Third Crossing
  • Wolverhampton CC Tram
  • Extension
  • A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon
  • Port of Tilbury Extension
  • Lowestoft Third Crossing
  • Upper Orwell Crossings
  • Birmingham CC Tram Extension
Jonathan Leary

Jonathan Leary

Jonathan's work focuses on planning, environmental and compulsory purchase law aspects of major energy and infrastructure projects. Projects he has been or is currently involved with include:

  • Silvertown Tunnel
  • A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon
  • Keuper Underground Gas Storage Project
  • Runcorn Energy from Waste
  • Dounreay Decommissioning
  • Rampion Offshore Wind Farm
  • Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon
  • Meaford Energy Centre CCGT
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