Planning’s inaugural housing conference took place on Tuesday 16 September 2014. The event brought together key players from both the public and private sectors to discuss ways the planning system can tackle the housing crisis.

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Housing conference: Labour to look at planning department resourcing

Housing conference: Labour to look at planning department resourcing

The Labour Party is examining ways to get more resources into local authority planning departments, shadow planning minister Roberta Blackman-Woods has said.

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Housing conference: Further changes on the way, chief planner signals

Housing conference: Further changes on the way, chief planner signals

Ministers' appetite for planning reform remains 'undiminished', with measures to tackle local authorities' failure to plan for an ageing population next on the government's agenda, the chief planner said today.

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Housing conference: Planning system a barrier to a new garden city, says Wolfson prize winner

Housing conference: Planning system a barrier to a new garden city, says Wolfson prize winner

The planning system in England 'stands in the way' of the creation of a new garden city, the Wolfson Economics Prize winner has said.

Housing conference: Green belt review could allow cities to prosper, says housebuilder

Housing conference: Green belt review could allow cities to prosper, says housebuilder

The 'strict' containment of UK cities by green belt is limiting their prosperity and should be reviewed, according to the planning chief at one of the country's biggest housebuilders.

Housing conference: Planners should ignore LEP strategic plans 'at their peril'

Housing conference: Planners should ignore LEP strategic plans 'at their peril'

Planners should ignore economic plans being drawn up by local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) 'at their peril', according to the Planning Officers Society's national strategic planning convenor.

Housing conference: Warnings over councils' failure to support neighbourhood plan groups

Housing conference: Warnings over councils' failure to support neighbourhood plan groups

Some councils are reneging on their 'legal duty' to help communities draw up neighbourhood plans, England's chief planner has said.

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Housing conference: Councils warned to stick to national housing standards

Housing conference: Councils warned to stick to national housing standards

Government will take a tough line against local authorities that persist in drawing up their own housing standards once a nationwide review comes into force, the Planning for Housing conference heard yesterday.

Housing conference: Consultant calls for return to two-tier plan-making

Housing conference: Consultant calls for return to two-tier plan-making

A return to a two-tier system and a two-year deadline for plan preparation are among measures needed to provide a stable framework for local plans, the Planning for Housing conference heard yesterday.

Housing conference: Politicians 'will need to use electoral legitimacy more forcefully' to drive through development

Housing conference: Politicians 'will need to use electoral legitimacy more forcefully' to drive through development

Politicians will have to increasingly 'use their electoral legitimacy more forcefully' to drive through development in order to avoid problems with the provision of key infrastructure, according to a leading economics academic.

Housing conference: 3 messages to emerge from affordable housing session

Housing conference: 3 messages to emerge from affordable housing session

Yesterday's inaugural Planning for Housing conference included a dedicated workshop on affordable housing. Here are three messages to emerge from the session.

Housing conference: 3 messages to emerge from permitted development rights session

Housing conference: 3 messages to emerge from permitted development rights session

Yesterday's Planning for Housing conference programme included a breakout session on the impact of changes to permitted development rights. Here are three messages to emerge from the workshop.

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