Agenda - Wednesday 4 October 2017

How To Plan To Make Housing Delivery Happen

08:45

Breakfast Briefing Registration

09:00-09:30

BREAKFAST BRIEFING - Housing Land Supply And Key Court Cases: Measuring Their Impact On Appeal Decisions

Simon Neate, Director, Indigo Planning

Ben Frodsham, Associate Director, Indigo Planning

10:00

Welcome From Planning And Chair's Opening Remarks

Richard Garlick, Editor, Planning & Placemaking Resource

10:10

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS - How The Government Wants The Public And Private Sectors To Drive Up The Delivery Of New Housing, And Plan For It

Steve Quartermain, Chief Planner, Department for Communities and Local Government

Choose your breakout session

10:40-11:35

Main Room

Chaired by  Richard Garlick,  Editor, Planning & Placemaking Resource

SPEEDING UP HOUSING DELIVERY: How Will The Housing Delivery Test Work, And How Will Planning Authorities And Developers Need To Work Together To Accelerate Housebuilding To Meet It?

  • The Housing Delivery Test :  how can local planning authorities best go about meeting it, and how will it affect their approach to development?

  • What can the public sector do to help ensure housing providers build out permissions more promptly?

  • What is the likely impact of the Housing White Paper's proposals to enable compulsory purchase on stalled sites, shortened timeframes for implementing permissions and more information about the timing of housing delivery? 

  • What can housebuilders and housing associations do to implement planning permissions more quickly?

Tony Pidgley CBE, Chairman, Berkeley Group

Cllr Keith House, Leader,  Eastleigh Borough Council  and Deputy Chair of the Environment, Economy Housing Transport (EEHT) Board, Local Government Association (LGA)

John Hughes, Group Development Director, Notting Hill Housing

Stream A

Chaired by Nicky Linihan, Convenor for Housing Delivery, Planning Officers Society

HOUSING NEED ASSESSMENT AND LOCAL PLAN-MAKING: The Implications of The Housing White Paper 

  • What are the implications of the  new standard methodology  for assessing housing requirements? How should it be applied, and in what circumstances might it be justifiable to deviate from the standard methodology?

  • How will the Housing White Paper's suggestion of a  more proportionate approach to evidence, consultation and examination  affect the speed of production of local plans?

  • How should planning authorities go about the new duties in the Housing White Paper to assess the housing needs of groups with particular needs,  such as older people and the disabled

  • What does the government's stance on the  Green Belt mean for planning authorities' ability to plan for full housing needs?

John Rhodes,  Chair,  Local Plans Expert Group

Stephen Hinsley,  Senior Director, Tetlow King Planning

Stream B - Planning For Development

Chaired by Stewart Murray, Head of Development Group and London Strategy, GL Hearn

THE PLANNED REFORM OF DEVELOPER CONTRIBUTIONS: How Will It Affect Housing Delivery

  • The viability challenge: Government’s proposed approach

  • The Community Infrastructure Levy Review Panel recommendations and implications

  • How will the Government’s planned reforms of developer contributions affect housing delivery?

Harriet Fisher, Team Leader – Developer Contributions, Department for Communities and Local Government

Iain Gilbey,  Partner,  Pinsent Masons LLP

11:35

Networking Break And Morning Refreshments

Choose your next breakout session

11:55-12:50

Main Room

Chaired by  Richard Garlick,  Editor, Planning & Placemaking Resource

GETTING THE RIGHT MIX: How Can Planners Deliver The Right Mix Of Market And Affordable Home In the Right Places?

  • What will be the impact of the Housing White Paper on local authorities' ability to negotiate enough affordable housing to ensure need is met?

  • What innovative approaches are being taken, in delivering low-cost homes?

  • How London’s mayor intends to use his new supplementary planning guidance to simplify negotiations over affordable housing provision

  • What is the future role for Starter Homes and other forms of affordable housing products?

  • What are the practicalities of increasing the supply of rented local authority housing?

  • How can planning help to maximise the contribution the Build to Rent sector can make to meeting our housing needs in a sustainable way?

Nick Cuff, Land Director, Pocket Living

Jennifer Peters, Strategic Planning Manager, Greater London Authority

Emma Cariaga, Head of Operations, Canada Water, British Land

Stream A

Chaired by Nicky Linihan, Convenor for Housing Delivery, Planning Officers Society

NEW DELIVERY MODELS: How Planning Authorities Can Be Innovative And Explore Alternative Delivery Models For Housing

  • What kind of  innovative delivery models  and joint venture partnerships are local authorities using drive delivery in their areas?

  • How can local authorities use their assets to drive housing development and  generate income?

  • How can  garden towns and villages  be promoted and financed most effectively?

  • How  local housing companies  are being used to boost housing supply

  • How councils are using  direct development  to meet the housing need

John East,  Strategic Director for Growth and Homes,   London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Steve Hill,  Director,  Hyas Associates

Professor Janice Morphet,  Visiting Professor,  Bartlett School of Planning

Stream B - Planning For Development

Chaired by  Stewart Murray, Head of Development Group and London Strategy,  GL Hearn

LAND ALLOCATION: How To Successfully Secure Site Allocations In Local Plans 

  • How to engage effectively  with the plan-making process to promote sites and get land allocated.  How to engage in site appraisals, call-for-site exercises, SHLAAs, examinations and sustainable appraisals

  • In what circumstances,  such as when a planning authority lacks a five-year land supply or if they need greater number of small sites, may they be particularly open to allocating land, or receiving new site suggestions 

  • What  new opportunities  do brownfield registers and Planning Permission in Principle present for getting land allocated?

Andrew Whitaker,  Planning Director,  Home Builders Federation

Jim Bailey,  Director,   Pegasus Group

12:50

Networking Lunch

13:40-14:10

Q&A Corner: Update On The Proposed Changes To The NPPF

During the lunchtime session of the conference, delegates will have the opportunity to pose questions to our distinguished speaker. To make the most of this interactive session pre-submit your questions to conferences@haymarket.com to ensure your questions are answered.

Steve Quartermain, Chief Planner, Department for Communities and Local Government

Chaired by  Alistair Mills, Barrister, Landmark Chambers

Choose your breakout session

14:20-15:15

Main Room

Chaired by  Richard Garlick,  Editor, Planning & Placemaking Resource

FUNDING AND DELIVERING INFRASTRUCTURE FOR HOUSING: How Can The Infrastructure We Need To Support Housing Growth Be Financed?

  • How economic infrastructure can support housing development

  • How can the land value uplift resulting from housing development, be captured more effectively through the planning system?

  • How new powers for local authorities to create New Town Development Corporations could be used to capture land value to uplift to fund infrastructure

  • How the pilot London development rights auction model is intended to capture land value uplift to fund infrastructure

  • Case study: How Croydon's growth zone allows it to retain local growth in Business rates to fund infrastructure

Phil Graham, Chief Executive, National Infrastructure Commission

Shifa Mustafa, Executive Director - Place, Croydon Council

Lester Hampson, Property Development Director, Transport for London

Stream A

Chaired by Georgia Siora, Managing Director, Warwick Economics and Development (WECD)

SUPPLYING ENOUGH LAND FOR HOUSING: How Can The Public and Private Sectors Work Together, To Make More Land Available For Housing?

  • What can be done to  persuade public and private landowners to bring forward land for housing?  What prevents them from doing this?

  • What can the public sector do to ensure housing providers build out permissions more promptly, and  accelerate delivery of homes on public land?

  • How can market diversification and modern methods of construction contribute to increase housing supply? 

Stephen Kinsella,  Executive Director for Land,  Homes and Communities Agency

Philip Barnes,  Group Land and Planning Director,  Barratt Developments 

Stream B - Planning For Development

Chaired by  Nick Stanton, OBE, Director, Curtin&Co

UNDERSTAND THE PLANNING COMMITTEE: How To Engage With Elected Members In Ways That Help Rather Than Harm Your Chances Of Securing Permission

  • What  factors  influence how committees really come to planning decisions?

  • What planning committees  look for in applications

  • Do's and don'ts  of how to present to members

Councillor Barry Wood,   Leader,  Cherwell Council

Councillor Peter Marland,  Leader,  Milton Keynes Council

Nick Stanton, OBE, Director,  Curtin&Co

15:15

Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments

Choose your next breakout session

15:35-16:30

Main Room

Chaired by  Richard Garlick,  Editor, Planning & Placemaking Resource

THE MAYORAL AGENDA: What Can The New City-Region Mayors Do To Increase Housing Supply?

  • How the new elected city-region mayors intend to use their spatial plans to improve housing supply

  • How the mayors intend to use their planning and other powers to accelerate housing delivery

  • What prospects do mayoral development corporations and other delivery vehicles  offer for increased housing delivery?

  • The role of combined authorities in the agenda of housing and housing delivery

Councillor Ian Courts, Deputy Leader & Cabinet Member, Managed Growth, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Stewart Murray, Head of Development Group and London Strategy,  GL Hearn

Stream A

Chaired by Georgia Siora, Managing Director, Warwick Economics and Development (WECD)

BROADENING THE HOUSEBUILDING BASE: The Role Of The Planning System In Enabling Smaller Housebuilders And Self/Custom Builders to Boost Housing Delivery 

  • How can the local planning policy  help smaller housebuilders  to play a bigger role in housing delivery?

  • How can the planning system bring forward more of the  small sites  that are attractive to smaller housebuilders?

  • How much of a  contribution can self-build and custom build  make to meeting our housing needs and how can local planning authorities encourage it?

  • How can  brownfield registers and permissions in principle  be used to encourage small housebuilders and self/custom builders?

Stephen Kelly,  Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development - Greater Cambridge,  Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council

Brian Berry,  Chief Executive,  Federation of Master Builders

Joanna Gray,  Service Manager - Planning Policy,  Gedling Borough Council

Stream B - Planning For Development

PLACEMAKING AND HOUSING QUALITY: How The Public And Private Sectors Can Work Together To Produce Better Quality Developments That Offers Higher Long term Returns 

  • How the private and public sectors can work together effectively to achieve design quality at scale

  • What value  of both parties can be  gained by increasing  the quality of design

  • How can planners and others involved in the process ensure that  quality placemaking becomes the norm rather than the exception?

  • How to use  planning levers  to get good design in place

  • How to build at  high densities  without compromising design quality

  • Case study of the redevelopment of Hulme, Manchester

Kate Henderson,  Chief Executive,  Town and Country Planning Association

David Rudlin,  Director,  URBED  and Chair,  Academy of Urbanism

16:35

CLOSING KEYNOTE ADDRESS

16:55

Chair's Closing Remarks

17:00

End Of Conference