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Housing Evidence in Planning

A Scottish Young Planners' Network Event

Thursday, 23 October 2014 at 5:45PM - 8:00PM
Chartered Institute of Housing, 4th Floor, 125 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AD
Fully Booked
RTPI Scotland

Housing is a pressing concern in this country, and as planners, we play a vital role in delivering it, but what evidence do we use to decide how many homes need to be built, where they need to be built and who needs them?

Our current predictions of housing are based on Housing Need and Demand Assessments (HNDA), which are not without controversy. The private and public sectors continually debate the numbers and Local Councillors have been scathing in their opinions of them.

In this session we will be asking our speakers whether the current Housing Need and Demand Assessment system is fit for purpose. With a range of viewpoints, and your perspective, this event will examine how the planning system uses evidence. This will be of interest and relevance to anyone that works in planning and/or housing.


  • Dr John Boyle, Rettie&Co.
  • Dr Andy Park, Senior Economist, Scottish Government
  • Professor Colin Jones, Heriot Watt University
  • Professor Glen Bramley, Heriot Watt University

Refreshments from 17.45, presentations beginning at 18.15 at CIH offices on Princes Street, Edinburgh. Click HERE for directions.


This is a FREE event for RTPI Young Planners (planners in the first ten years of their career who are Student, Licentiate or Chartered Members of RTPI. 
Places must be booked.  Please email to book a place.

This event is now FULLY BOOKED - any further requests to book a place will be placed on a waiting list, and allocated on a first come first served basis if any attendees drop out before the date.