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MAY
16

Development Viability: Key to Growth?

Date:
Thursday, 16 May 2013 at 1:30PM - 5:05PM
Venue:
The Carriageworks, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD
Price:
£25.00 + VAT
Organiser:
RTPI Yorkshire
yorkshire@rtpi.org.uk

If there are still any doubts that the planning system has been positioned firmly behind growth in the economy, these must by now have been dashed by a reading of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the Growth & Infrastructure Bill, particularly Paragraph 173 (NPPF) which, amongst other things, provides developers’ profits to be taken as a material consideration for the first time. 

At a time when Government continues to emphasise that planning remains one of the main stumbling blocks to growth, then getting to grips with development viability and deliverability continues to forms a significant part of professional planners’ working lives.

Changed economic circumstances have put the nation’s house building industry at the forefront of economic recovery and this needs to be fully embraced by all those involved in housing and the delivery of development.  In addition, there are a number of contextual factors to be understood: 

  • Gap funding sources and values are ever reducing;
  • The code for sustainable homes is to be maintained;
  • Build costs are increasing;
  • Landowner expectations are set at hope rather than more realistic value; and
  • S106 expectations still widespread.

This event includes hands-on workshop sessions on the Homes and Communities Agencies (HCA) Viability Tool Kit and will introduce delegates to the benefits and pitfalls of using the HCA model.

NLP

This event is kindly sponosred by NLP.