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ROOM@RTPI The challenges of delivering Housing and future needs in the current sustainability and political climate

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 at 10:00AM - 4:00PM
The Hilton, Terrace Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5EL
RTPI South West

With the housing crisis and Governments change in focus from land supply to ‘delivery’ there are political challenges in consenting and delivering ‘faster’ housing designs and concerns as to whether speed and quality are mutually achievable. Amongst the noise of delivery and sustainable construction are we remembering to deliver for future needs?

This seminar seeks to debate the key factors within the housing delivery test, reflect on the primary political challenges in housing delivery and how design innovation can increase sustainability in construction. Consideration will also be given to how planning is meeting the future needs of the population from the older generation to first time buyers. 

As per reputation of these ROOM@RTPI Events, much of the time is given over to open discussion amongst the tables with key points fed back into the room. For this reason, delegates will be mixed up across different tables to aid share of experiences and thoughts.

Speakers and topics

Discussion Session 1: “Meeting the Housing Needs of Future Generations”

Homes England Update - TBC

Discussion Session 2: “Delivering Modular Housing Schemes through the Planning System”

Experiences of Port Loop, Tyneside
Adam Willetts, Associate Director of Development, Urban Splash

A review of Bristol Housing Festival and what they have been doing around housing delivery and sustainable construction/modular housing. Also considering their interface with planning and the planners at Bristol City Council in bringing it forward. The presentation will also focus on ZedPods as an example of their work in Bristol to bring forward modular housing.
Jessie Wilde, Bristol Housing Festival

Discussion Session 3: “Local Authority Innovations in Housing Delivery”

Cornwall’s 1,000 Homes Programme
Sam Irving, Head of Housing Delivery and Development, Cornwall Council

The 3 Rivers Housing Company
Tristan Peat, Forward Planning Team Leader, Mid-Devon District Council

Delegate fees and how to book
We are pleased to offer early bird rates with 15% off all delegate fees until 28 February.

To take advantage of this offer please book online and pay with a credit/debit card by following the online booking prompts below.

Those purchasing tickets in excess of £500 plus vat may request an invoice. Please get in touch to request this.

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

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RTPI Member early bird £82.60 + VAT: £16.52
Non Member early bird £104.35 + VAT: £20.87
Retired RTPI Member early bird £35.65 + VAT: £7.13
Student Member earlybird £26.96 + VAT: £5.39