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ROOM@RTPI Interactive Workshop 2: “Living By Numbers – The Unintended Consequences of Housing Policy”

Thursday, 14 November 2019 at 10:00AM - 4:30PM
Somerset County Cricket Ground, Taunton TA1 1JT, UK
RTPI South West

Do we really understand what the long-term consequences of recent housing policy changes will be on the quality of place-making left behind for future generations arising from the Housing White Paper, the revised NPPF, and its associated legislation?  Is planning policy too blunt an instrument to be responsive to rapidly changing national and local housing markets?  This event seeks to explore some of these possible consequences which is likely to cover a range of policy issues including second homes in Neighbourhood Plans, affordable housing thresholds, national space standards, age-related housing, design and much more!

What is ROOM@RTPI?

Discussion Session 1: “Delivering Housing Need through the Planning System”

Presentation: Lex Cumber, Business Development Director at Castleoak,”Older Persons Housing - How Local Planning Authorities can help delivery”

Presentation: Mario Wolf, NaCABA Task Force Director, “Custom and Self Build Local Plan Policies – the good the bad and the ugly”

Discussion Session 2: “Green Belts and Housing Delivery”

Presentation: Charles Goode, Doctoral Researcher in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Birmingham
“The Geography and Governance of Green Belt: Conceptualising Alternative Governance Arrangements”

Discussion Session 3: “Securing Housing Standards and Design Quality through the Planning System”

Presentation: Daniel Stern, Senior Policy Advisor, RIBA.
“RIBA Quality in the Built Environment Research Programme”

Presentation: Julie Tanner, Creating Excellence
“Securing Quality Design and Standards in New Housing Developments”

CMYK DLP Planning Ltd

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