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Housing 2014 - How far have we come - How far to go!

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 at 9:30AM - 4:02PM
International Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 4EP, UK
From £95.00 + VAT Full day event
RTPI North East

In association with Bellway Homes and Barton Willmore this seminar will look back over the past decade and seek to establish how far we have come and how far we still have to go with regards to solving the UK and the North East regions housing shortage. The conference will hear speakers from the Public and Private sectors and also from the house building industry who will consider how planning has played its role and what the current issues facing house building are today.”      

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9.30 am            Registration and refreshments

10.00 am          Chairman’s Introduction 

Stephen Litherland, Group Planning Manager at Bellway Homes PLC and

RTPI NE Regional Chair for 2014

10.10 am           How far have we come?

Andrew Whitaker, Planning Director, Home Builders Federation         

10.50 am           Delivering sustainable housing development post NPPF

James Hall, Partner at Barton Willmore                                

11.30 am          Refreshments

11.45 am           The role of public consultation in delivering housing development

John Quinton-Barber, Director at Social PR

12.20pm            Overview of the RTPI’s position in relation to Housing

Joe Kilroy, Policy Officer at the RTPI   

12.30 pm           Open Forum (with Morning Speakers)

12.45 pm          Lunch

1.45 pm           Setting the right housing target

Simon Macklen, Director at Barton Willmore

2.35 pm            Refreshments 

2.50 pm            Housing: case law and legal review

Peter Goatley, Barrister, No.5 Chambers

3.30 pm            How far have we to go?

Roberta Blackman-Woods MP, Shadow Minister for DCLG

4.10 pm            Open Forum (with Afternoon Speakers)

4.30 pm            Finish             

 bellway web          Barton Willmore

 The RTPI NE would like to thank Bellway and Barton Willmore for their support of this event.