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Development Viability: Key to Growth?

Thursday, 16 May 2013 at 1:30PM - 5:05PM
The Carriageworks, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD
£25.00 + VAT
RTPI Yorkshire

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.


This event is kindly sponosred by NLP.