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Solving Wales's Housing Problems - From Plan to Action

Thursday, 16 February 2017 at 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Park Plaza, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff CF10 3AL, UK
£45 incl. VAT

RTPI Cymru are pleased to hold this event which will focus on the many issues and challenges surrounding housing in Wales.  Speakers will reflect on the current policy situation in Wales, the evidence and possible solutions to the issues raised.  The event will hear from Welsh Government on the housing policy in Wales and the Planning Inspectorate will provide an insight into dealing with housing projections at examination, along with discussion around the 5 year land supply and the economic value of housing building.

This event will focus on planning and housing and we welcome all practitioners involved in the housing sector.


  • Welcome - Conference Chair, Kelvin MacDonald, Cambridge University
  • Homes for Wales - Stuart Ropke, Community Housing Cymru
  • Welsh Government perspective - Neil Hemington, Planning Directorate,  Welsh Government
  • Housing Need Assessments at examination - Rebecca Phillips, The Planning Inspectorate
  • Local Planning Authority perspective, including reflection on the 5 year land supply - Mark Hand, Head of Planning, Housing and Place-Shaping, Monmouthshire Council
  • Longitudinal viability of the planning process by Arcadis Consulting - Alison Powell, Arcadis Consulting
  • So what does this mean? - Jon Fudge, Planning Directorate, Welsh Government
  • The economic value of housing building - Simon Coop, NLP
  • Making places - the role of design - Jen Heal, Design Commission for Wales
  • Thinking big – Are new settlements the answer? - Mark Roberts and Barry Williams, Barton Willmore