Both quantitative and qualitative housing needs are increasing whilst the economy is struggling and this brings challenges in provision. The young are also facing never being able to afford their own home and the socio-economics of housing are changing in a way that hasn't been experienced before. Planning for housing remains one of the hottest topics in the property industry, whether it is:
- What is the actual anticipated growth, how is it calculated and where/how should it be accommodated?
- What is the affordability gap and how can the housing market respond?
- What are the obstacles in the way of providing for housing?
- How is the public sector responding?
- Will Grenfell change the way housing is provided?
This briefing and workshop will debate these issues and seek to find answers, drawing on the knowledge and experience of key property individuals from across the sector.
Benefits of attending
Attending this workshop will help you:
- Get up to speed with the latest legislation and case law
- Discuss the latest housing issues in planning
- Learn about housing growth calculations
- Understand how both the private and public sector are responding
- Talk to others in the industry about the current challenges
Who should attend?
The briefing and workshop is intended for anyone involved in delivering housing across growth areas and areas of restraint, across all tenures and from the public and private sector.
9.00 Registration and coffee
9.30 Welcome and introduction by the Chair
Paula Carney, Head of Planning - London, WYG
9.40 An overview
- What’s still in the pipeline from the 2016 and 2017 Acts?
- What will see the light of day from the housing white paper and when?
- Where are we on permitted development rights?
- Devolution takes shape – the implications
Simon Ricketts, Partner, Town Legal
10.20 Private Rented Sector
11.00 Coffee and networking
11.20 Housing Needs: A New Approach
- The problems with the current system
- Analysis of the proposed methodology
- The impact upon housing numbers
12.00 Affordable housing in London
John Wacher, Greater London Authority
12.40 Questions and discussion
2.00 Case law update
Andrew Fraser-Urquhart QC, Francis Taylor Building
2.40 Private sector perspective
- Local Plan / Neighbourhood Plan relationship
- Housing White Paper – will it deliver?
- Implications of Written Ministerial Statements
Philip Allin, Associate Director, Boyer
3.20 Workshop and discussion
Led by Paula Carney
4.20 Conclusion by the Chair