A BSPS day meeting in conjunction with the University of Leeds

Monday 27 March 2017 – 10.30am – 4.00pm – School of Geography, University of Leeds

(Seminar Room 2, School of Geography, Second Floor)

This meeting aims to bring together current thinking and practices from around the UK and will seek Local Government and other Users’ input to future requirements and ideas for variants to satisfy the needs of planning services and changing Planning legislation.


Overview of the day

The aim is to raise awareness of what variant projections are currently available (at a sub-national level), and what proposals are out there for what might become available – ONS are currently seeking input from Users on what variant Projections to produce. Driving these variant projections are Local and Strategic Plans seeking consistent projections on which to test out planning scenarios and so this meeting will be of interest to any agency using variant projections and in particular to Local Government Demographers and Planners alike. There will also be a preview of the sub-national Ethnic Group Population Projections that Leeds University have been working on  – they are also seeking ideas on possible projection scenarios following Brexit.


Provisional programme:

Registration from 10.30am for 11.00am start


Confirmed speakers (approx. 15-20 minutes + questions):

Andrew Nash  – Office for National Statistics

William Howes & Denise Patrick – National Records of Scotland

Matt Davies – Welsh Government

Ben Corr or Wil Tonkiss – Greater London Authority

Eddie Holmes – Luton Council

Janine Edwards – Conwy Council

Jenny Boag –  Falkirk Council (Recently retired)

Professor Phil Rees – Developments on ethnic projections

We are still seeking contributions from Users in Scotland so if you interested in making a short (15-20 mins) presentation on how you use or would like to use Variant Projections, please contact BSPS on the email below.


Numbers are limited to 50 places & will be offered on a first-come, first served basis. The meeting is open and free to all, but PLACES MUST BE RESERVED BY EMAILING pic@lse.ac.uk or phoning 020 7955 7666.

 Leeds University have kindly found funding to cover lunch for everyone and travel expenses for those who need it.  To apply for a travel refund, please bring a receipt for your ticket to the meeting and a partial or full refund will be given depending on the total amount claimed.

Location within Leeds University… and how to get there