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

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  1. Registration and coffee

  2. Introduction

    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.

  3. Infrastructure

    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.

  4. NPPF

    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.

  5. Morning coffee

  6. Economics

    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.

  7. Cooperation

    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.

  8. Over-run

  9. Lunch

  10. Communities

    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.

  11. Viability

    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.

  12. Sustainability

    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.

  13. Over-run

  14. Close of conference