Specialist speakers announced for CIL webinar panel discussion

E3 Consulting’s next Property Taxation Webinar taking place on Thursday June 10 will put the much-misunderstood Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) in the spotlight.

CIL webinar May 2021

Panel Webinar

The webinar will take the form of a panel discussion titled ‘CIL - Practical Challenges that Developers and Private Clients Face’.

Experts from different disciplines will join E3 Consulting Managing Director Alun Oliver for the session from 1pm to 2.30pm.

The specialist multi-disciplinary panel of speakers joining Alun has been confirmed and will feature:

  • Colin Peacock - Co-founder and Director of Swallowfield Homes Ltd
  • Matt Gilks - Senior Associate Solicitor of Thrings LLP
  • Duncan McLeod - Founder and Principal of Studio McLeod
  • Helen Rosier - Principal Practitioner of Tanner & Tilley Planning Consultants

They will provide key insights into the practical reality of the challenges that private clients, housing developers and their project advisers face with CIL – including the importance of engaging advisors as early as possible in a project to gain the necessary exemptions and save money.

There will also be project case studies to illustrate best practice, advice on managing your compliance with these complex Regulations, minimisation of project risk, optimisation of savings and ways of boosting cash flow.

The webinar will be of benefit to a wide range of people, including developers, housebuilders, families undertaking a new build or major home extension/basement/annex and high net worth individuals.

It will also be of interest to professionals such as solicitors, surveyors, architects and planning consultants and shall allow interaction between the attendees and the panel to address project specific questions and clarify any aspects of the CIL Regulations

Sign up here and see below for full speaker profiles.

 

Speaker Profiles

Colin Peacock - Co-founder and Director of Swallowfield Homes Ltd

Colin has 50 years’ experience within the commercial and residential property industry in the United Kingdom, Europe and North America. He was formerly a Partner with Weatherall Green & Smith, President of Speyhawk New York Corporation, Managing Director of Higgs & Hill Developments Limited and Managing Director of Stonemartin plc. He has served on the boards of three listed companies. Colin is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), CEO or Clerk of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors, one of the City of London’s 110 livery companies and for seven years has been Chairman of the Property Marketing Awards, which are organised by the Livery Company.

Matt Gilks - Senior Associate Solicitor of Thrings LLP

Matt advises on planning and environmental matters, with a particular focus on rural and urban diversification, regeneration and bespoke business and residential development. He has practised as a barrister in the Government Legal Service, a solicitor at international law firms in London and a Principal Planning Solicitor. Matt has a strong understanding of regulations and environment affecting South of England AONBs, the South Downs National Park and the New Forest. He is a regular speaker at RICS events and is a member of the RICS Rural Market Forum, the London Society and the Environmental Law Foundation, and a committee member of the Hampshire CLA.

Duncan Mcleod - Founder & Principal of Studio McLeod

Duncan is head of Studio McLeod, an RIBA award winning practice, based in North London which has been shortlisted for BD Architect of the Year in 2017 and 2019 for projects up to £1.5m and individual homes. They have a 100% record of getting clients planning approval. The firm’s focus on ‘listening’ and ‘coaching’ to help clients understand what would make the biggest difference to their lives has been referred to as ‘Architectural Therapy’. The studio approach to solving puzzles, innovation and early adoption of technology has led to numerous awards and a reputation as one of UK’s leading architects for innovative residential architecture.

Helen Rosier BA (Hons) MSc MRTPI - Principal Practitioner of Tanner & Tilley Planning Consultants

Helen gained a distinction in her Master’s degree of Environmental Planning at Queen’s University, Belfast, and went on to work for a local authority in Somerset before moving into private consultancy practising across the South West. A later move to the South Coast meant a new start under Tanner & Tilley Planning Consultants where she continues to work on a diverse range of projects with a focus on residential and commercial projects, whilst building on the businesses specialist knowledge of care sector work. She uses her experience to help clients navigate their way through the planning process, tailoring services to their needs and helping deliver successful outcomes.

Alun Oliver FRICS - Managing Director E³ Consulting

Alun is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and has nearly 30 years of experience as one of the UK’s leading experts in the field of property tax; advising clients on capital allowances, Land Remediation Tax Relief (LRTR), Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and repairs and maintenance. He co-founded E³ Consulting with his wife, Nicky, in 2003 and has advised on a wide range of CIL matters dealing with Reviews, formal challenges and appeals to VOA, as well as charitable and social housing relief and numerous self build exemptions. He has had considerable success in achieving exemptions and reducing clients’ CIL liabilities where LPAs have taken inappropriate or incorrect stances. As a CEDR accredited mediator, Alun regularly draws upon his many years of negotiating property tax matters to resolve project issues as quickly and calmly as possible.

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Colin Peacock

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Matt Gilks

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Duncan Mcleod

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Helen Rosier BA (Hons) MSc MRTPI

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Alun Oliver FRICS

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