Registration and coffee
Making the Planning System Work for Housing Schemes
Thu 11 October 2018
The Caledonian Club 9 Halkin Street London SW1X 7DR
Answers to 11 Thorny Questions: Directly from 8 Venerated Planners, Lawyers and Policy Makers
5 hrs CPD
£249 + VAT
Making the planning system work for housing schemes
Chaired by: Tim Leader of St John's Chambers
Tim is one of the UK's premier planning lawyers. He brings a huge number of the most closely watched cases to the table. He is a former Chief-Executive of a Metropolitan Borough Council.
What wins when housing is in competition with other infrastructure needs?
How are cash-strapped LPAs responding?
Answered by: Nick de Lotbiniere, Head of Planning, Savills
Nick has over three decades of experience of large scale residential and commercial projects, primarily in Central London. Clients include, Candy and Candy, Finchatton and Northacre.
How significant is the proposed new Housing Delivery Test?
Who will pass and fail and with what consequences?
Answered by: Cristina Howick, Partner, Peter Brett Associates
Cristina wrote the Advice Note on objectively assessed need for PAS and has provided strategic studies and policy advice to regional bodies, the Mayor of London and the Welsh Government.
How do you link housing and jobs to ensure greater sustainability (and stop environmental impacts from dominating)?
Answered by: Matthew Spry, Senior Director, Lichfields
Matthew is an expert in housing and local economic growth. Projects include securing an allocation for 3,500 homes at Long Marston Airfield. He advised the DCLG Local Plans Group.
What are the unresolved issues - both legal and practical - of shifting housing need from one area to another?
Answered by: Adele Maher, Strategic Planning Manager, LB Tower Hamlets
Adele leads on policy, urban design and conservation. She was a finalist for “RTPI Young Planner of the Year”. She previously held LPA positions at Havant BC and Chichester DC.
Using live examples, when does community consultation make a real - not token - difference to the scheme delivered?
Answered by: Andrew Simpson, Managing Director, Dominic Lawson Bespoke Planning
Andrew is leading on major mixed use, residential-led development schemes in Norwich, South Glos. and Chelmsford, totalling 6,000 homes. He led on the Kent Science Park development.
What are the secrets of borderline schemes becoming viable because of negotiations over developer contributions?
Answered by: Anthony Lee, Head of Development, BNP Paribas Real Estate
Anthony advised 60 local authorities on the viability of CIL and the consequent ability of residential schemes to provide affordable housing and other planning obligations.
Just how far do developers need to go in providing a sustainable development, e.g. design quality?
How much further could they go if pushed?
Answered by: Sunand Prasad, Senior Partner, Penoyre & Prasad Architects
Sunand is a former President of RIBA and founding Commissioner of CABE. He is currently a Built Environment Expert at the Design Council and Design Advisor for the Mayor of London.
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