Events

House of Lords Dinner
Event date: 17th June 2024
Sponsored by Lord Porter of Spalding CBE, the popular annual House of Lords Dinner will take place at 7pm on June 17th. Members may book tickets via Eventbrite here. Non-member tickets may be released for sale closer to the event depending on availability, please email [email protected] to be added to the waitlist.  
In-person meeting
Event date: 10th September 2024
Join us at our next in-person member’s meeting.   Agenda More details to follow. Please note that dates are subject to change.
Annual Conference 2024
Event date: 7th November 2024
Join us at our next Annual Conference - more details to follow.
Virtual member meeting
Event date: 3rd December 2024
Join us at our last member’s meeting of 2024.   Agenda More details to follow. Please note that dates are subject to change.
Virtual Developer Call
Event date: 19th March 2024
Virtual BNG Workshop
Event date: 10th April 2024
Join us at our first in-person member’s workshop of 2024. 10:05 - Presentation on initial high level BNG impact and appraisal of Sites at acquisition or bid stage via satellite imagery Sam McCarthy, Senior Manager, Global Business Development, AiDash Site capacity/ deliverability at initial LP draft allocation assessment 10.25 Local Authority Process / Expectations at application stage Viv Greenough, County...
Virtual member meeting
Event date: 19th February 2024
Join us at our first member's meeting of 2024. Monday 19th February, 11:00 - 13:00   Agenda 11:00 Welcome and Introductions Chair - John Tarvit, Wates Developments Vice Chair – Katie Lamb, Thakeham 11:05 New NPPF Update followed by Q&A Chris Young KC, No5 Barristers' Chambers 11:30 Market Update followed by Q&A Emily Williams, Savills 11.40 Local Plan Roundtable Update...
Surrey Development Forum Annual Conference 2023
Event date: 14th November 2023
Our annual conference, held on the 14th of November 2023, was a sold-out event including planning consultants and development directors, local authority leaders, chief executives and senior representatives as well the local community. The theme for this conference was: Delivering Change in Challenging Times. Agenda for the day Welcome from John Tarvit, Chair of Surrey Development Forum and Director of Planning...
The Surrey Development Forum House of Lords Dinner 30th November 2022
Event date: 30th November 2022
Sponsored by Lord Gary Porter of Spalding CBE The Surrey Development Forum hosted our autumn dinner in the House of Lords on the 30th November 2022. The event brought together forum members, leaders and senior planning officials from Surrey’s local authorities, Surrey MP's and Government Ministers. We were delighted to hear contributions to the discussion from the Parliamentary Under Secretary...
Surrey Development Forum Annual Conference 2022
Event date: 3rd November 2022
Our annual conference, held on the 3rd of November 2022, was a sold-out event including planning consultants and development directors, local authority leaders, chief executives and senior representatives as well the local community and Surrey Wildlife Trust. The conference highlighted the importance of good consultation and engagement to create a sense of place. It also opened discussion on areas of...
The Nature Recovery Network – upcoming webinar
Event date: 26th May 2022
On the 26th of May the Nature Recovery Network are holding a webinar (from 12.30 - 1.30pm) supported by IEMA and the UK Business and Biodiversity Forum, introducing the Nature Recovery Network (NRN) and the key role that business can play in supporting nature’s recovery. Delegates will leave the webinar with a better understanding of: Why it is essential for...
Surrey Development Forum Inaugural Conference 2021
Event date: 25th November 2021
Agenda Opening Introduction to the Surrey’s 2050 Place Ambition - Rob Moran - Chief Executive, Elmbridge Borough Council and Chair of the Surrey Future Steering Board 10:15 - 11:30 - Good Growth Debate  Chair - Councillor Tim Oliver - Leader - Surrey County Council  Andrew Munton - Planning Director, Reside Developments and Chair of the Surrey Development Forum Councillor Colin...