Wednesday, 21 September 2016 at 8:45AM
DCLG, 2 Marsham St, Westminster, London, SW1P 4JA
In January the Government launched an ambitious new estate regeneration programme to work with and transform 100 social housing areas across the country. The estate regeneration team at DCLG are now working with Lord Heseltine to produce a ‘National Strategy’ on estate regeneration by the Autumn Statement. This will include a helpful toolkit and guide to navigating the process, ‘best practice’ examples of exemplar schemes and the Department’s expectations around tenant protection, community engagement and other important components of regeneration.
Part of this work will include a section on ‘the planning system and regeneration’ and DCLG would like this to focus on strong examples where the system has worked proactively to deliver regeneration schemes.
To feed into this, DCLG and RTPI are holding a short workshop entitled ‘how the planning system can help deliver estate regeneration’, chaired by Steve Quartermain, DCLG Chief Planner and Richard Blyth, RTPI Head of Policy.
The session aims to pull together experience of public and private sector planners working on regeneration schemes. In particular, we are keen to hear experiences of how planning permission has been granted to ensure flexibility for phasing and whether/what type of supportive policy documents have been used to ensure certainty early in the process.
You will be directed to send an email to DCLG where you can provide a short note of your experience in estate regeneration. Please remember quote your RTPI membership number in the email.
Further information about the Government’s estate regeneration programme is available here.