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ROOM@RTPI Interactive Workshop 1: Living By Numbers – The Unintended Consequences of Housing Delivery

Wednesday, 20 March 2019 at 10:00AM - 4:30PM
STEAM Museum, Swindon SN2 2EY, UK
RTPI South West

This event will explore the obstacles to delivering housing and some of the unintended consequences of recent policy approaches including the housing delivery test. Using the findings of the Letwin Review and the new SWRTPI research into delivery on large scale housing sites as a framework for discussion, the event will showcase good practice examples from across the country and examine how more diversity of provision can be achieved.

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Discussion Session 1: “Why can’t builders deliver more homes? – the myths and realities of market housing delivery”
Andrew Whitaker, Planning Director. MA MRTPI FRSA, Planning Director, Home Builders Federation (HBF)

Discussion Session 2: “Housing Delivery Test and the 5 Year Land Review – The Benefits and Unintended Consequences"
Jeff Richards, Director, Head of Planning South West, Turley
Peter Roberts, Planning Director, Barton Willmore
Richard Grant, Strategic Planning Manager (Joint Local Plan), Plymouth City Council

RTPI Practice Advice Note on Delivering Large Scale Housing
Tom Kenny, Policy Officer at Royal Town Planning Institute

Discussion Session 3:The Unintended Consequences for Place-Making and Housing Design and why the 2018 NPPF could create the slums of the future”
Garry Hall, Director, Urban Forward Limited


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How to book
Follow the online booking links below - you can pay online or request an invoice. We ask that you try to complete the purchase order number field at point of booking or forward soon after.

For multiple bookings accross the 2019 programme, you may download the group booking form and email to

Download the full 2019 programme.

Exhibitor Opportunities
We now welcome exhibitors to showcase their firm, recent developments and to further engage with RTPI Members and professionals in planning. Please contact for further information.

0207 929 8190