LGA conference

LGA Conference 2019

LGA Conference and Exhibition 2019 was held at Bournemouth International Centre on 2 – 4 July 2019.  NuLeAF’s Executive Director, Phil Matthews, was present and provided information and advice to any local authority wishing to learn more about the Geological Disposal Facility.

LGA Conference Fringe Event, 5 July 2016

NuLeAF co-hosted a fringe event at the LGA Conference on 5 July 2016 at the Bournemouth International Conference Centre. The event was entitled ‘Local benefits of hosting national major infrastructure – myth or reality?’ It looked at the environment in which long-term economic projects and planning is operating and whether local economic growth could be delivered in such a rapidly evolving environment.

The event was chaired by Sir Merrick Cockell, former Chairman of LGA and currently Chairman of Crossrail 2 Growth Commission. The discussion panel drew on case studies, including:

  • Reawakening industrial ‘brownfield’ sites with sustainable community regeneration (David Toman, Chief Executive of the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community);
  • Leveraging non-nuclear commercial investments from Hinkley Point (Doug Bamsey, Corporate Director of Sedgemoor District Council);
  • Transport: from rail to roads (Graham Dalton, formerly Chief Executive of the Highways Agency and now advising the World Bank); and
  • Transformative socio-economic impacts of geological disposal facilities (Bruce McKirdy, Managing Director of RWM).

The event was well attended and a follow-on is being planned for 2017.