How to Drive Extra Care Housing Development through the Planning System

Thu 10 October 2019

The Caledonian Club 9 Halkin Street London SW1X 7DR

Answers to 11 Thorny Questions: Directly from 7 Planners, Lawyers and Policy Makers of Outstanding Ability

5 hrs CPD

£249 + VAT

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  1. Registration and coffee

  2. Chair's Introduction

    How to drive specialist housing development through the planning system

    Chaired by: David Brock, Director, David Brock Consulting

    David's projects include Canary Wharf, King’s Cross and the East Kettering Urban Extension. He writes the influential David Brock Planning Blog.

  3. Evidence base

    How much specialist housing for older or disabled people is required?

    Where does it need to be and with what unit mix?

    What is the opportunity?

    Answered by: Simon Drummond-Hay, Director, HDH Planning and Development

    Simon helped to prepare PAS's Technical Guidance on Assessing Housing Need. He is actively advising on CIL and Local Plan Viability Studies. He is a former Director of Northern Homes.

  4. Affordable housing

    When do specialist housing providers need to make affordable housing contributions?

    What if the product they are marketing is unaffordable to most people?

    Answered by: Sue Bridge, Director, Sue Bridge Consulting

    Sue is Chair of the Planning Policy and Research Committee. She is a former Head of Planning for Northampton Borough Council and Director of Planning for Bellway Homes.

  5. Morning coffee

  6. C2 or C3

    How are you to reconcile inconsistent appeal decisions over the C2 and C3 elements of specialist housing, e.g. Sidmouth vis a vis Heythrop College and Gondar Gardens?

    Answered by: Tim Leader, Barrister, 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.

  7. Discounted market sales

    What are the pros and cons of a discounted market sale for older people who don’t have the equity to downsize into a high value specialist apartment?

    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.

  8. Lunch

  9. CIL and SIO6

    Drawing on real-life projects, what is the impact of S106 and Coil payments on viability of land coming forward for specialist housing for older people?

    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.

  10. Space and amenity standards

    What are the golden rules of creating high quality, high density specialist accommodation, with reference to (1) space standards and (2) amenity space on constrained sites?

    Answered by: Matthew Johnson, Director of Planning, Dominic Lawson Bespoke Planning

    Matthew has delivered a new specialist care facility in Oxfordshire and, most recently, planning permission for a total of 190 bedrooms in care homes across the UK.

  11. Over-run

  12. Close of conference