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Planning issues for the housing agenda

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 at 9:00AM - 4:30PM
The Hatton (etc Venues), 51-53 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8HN
£349 for RTPI members (From £199 with a season ticket)
£199 for licentiate members and independent consultants; £140 for students, unemployed and retired; £449 standard price
RTPI Conferences

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:

  1. Get up to speed with the latest legislation and case law
  2. Discuss the latest housing issues in planning
  3. Learn about housing growth calculations
  4. Understand how both the private and public sector are responding
  5. 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

Matthew Good

12.00 Affordable housing in London

John Wacher, Greater London Authority

12.40 Questions and discussion

1.00 Lunch

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

Paula Carney

4.30 Close