Planning For Housing is the annual national gathering for key players within the public and private sectors to congregate, debate and discuss their key challenges when it comes to not only planning for housing but also ensuring that planned housing is actually delivered. 

Be at the forefront of changes in the planning for housing landscape, and join your peers in a conference featuring thought-leading debates, practitioner-led workshops and multi-regional case studies, alongside high-profile keynote speakers sharing their insight on topical and complex issues affecting the sector today.

5 Top reasons to attend

  1. Gain invaluable insights into the latest policy changes affecting the planning and housing sectors in interactive discussions, including the Housing White Paper and the proposed changes to the NPPF, with senior officials and key planning experts. DCLG’s Chief Planner Steve Quartermain will take questions on the proposed changes to the NPPF during the lunchtime Q&A

  2. Keep up to speed with the implications of those policy changes for local planning authorities and the housebuilding industry in practical breakout sessions. Explore the impact of the planned reform of developer contributions and its effect on housing delivery and gain useful tips when it comes to local plan-making and housing need assessment

  3. Benefit from replicable case studies and get back to the office inspired with new ideas from different parts of the country. Learn from the experience of fellow practitioners, including on funding and delivering infrastructure –  Croydon Council executive director (place)  Shifa Mustafa will speak about  Croydon’s growth zone – and on enabling smaller housebuilders to boost housing delivery –  Gedling Borough Council’s service manager (planning policy)  Joanna Gray will share best practice when it comes to bringing forward  small sites in Gedling Council

  4. Get a deeper understanding of the challenges facing the housebuilding industry and benefit from expert advice on how to successfully secure sites allocations in local plans, how to overcome the viability challenge when it comes to developer contributions and from local councillors on how to engage with elected members

  5. Meet, network and exchange ideas with key practitioners from both the public and private sectors throughout the day, including in your selected practical sessions comprising an extensive Q&A and plenty of time for sharing challenges with your industry peers on what matters to you most today

Key speakers at Planning For Housing include:

Kate Henderson  
Chief Executive
Town and Country Planning Association

Steve Quatermain  
Chief Planner  
Department for Communities and Local Government

Philip Barnes 
Group Land and Planning Director
Barratt Developments Plc

Cllr Barry Wood  
Cherwell Council

What's new in 2017?

    • 4 FOCUSED BREAKOUT SESSIONS packed with the very latest policy information, case studies and best practice advice

    • A SPECIAL PLANNING FOR DEVELOPMENT STREAM designed specifically for housebuilders, housing associations, developers, investors and local authorities and advisers that work with them

    • AN INTERACTIVE LUNCHTIME SESSION with DCLG's Chief Planner Steve Quatermain, where you will be able to submit your most pressing questions on the latest planning policy changes

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