Agenda - Wednesday 4 October 2017

How To Plan To Make Housing Delivery Happen

08:45

Breakfast Briefing Registration

09:00-09:30

BREAKFAST BRIEFING

Hosted by Indigo Planning

10:00

Welcome From Planning And Chair's Opening Remarks

Richard Garlick, Editor, Planning & Placemaking Resource

10:10

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS 

10:40-11:35

1. 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

Focused Sessions*

A. LOCAL PLAN-MAKING: The Implications Of The Housing White Paper

B. THE PLANNED REFORM OF DEVELOPER CONTRIBUTIONS: How It Will Affect The Housing Sector

11:35

Networking Break And Morning Refreshments

11:55-12:50

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

  • What will 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 supplementary planning guidance can be used to simplify viability negotiations

  • 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

Focused Sessions*

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

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

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

14:20-15:15

3. 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

Focused Sessions*

E. SUPPLYING ENOUGH LAND FOR HOUSING: How Can The Public And Private Sectors Work Together To Make More Land Available for Housing?

F. UNDERSTANDING THE PLANNING COMMITTEE: How To Engage Wth Elected Members In Ways That Help Rather Than Harm Your Chances Of Securing Permission

15:15

Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments

15:35-16:30

4. 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 offer prospects for increased housing delivery? 

Paul Beardmore, Director of Housing and Residential Growth, Manchester City Council & Chief Executive, Manchester Place

Focused Sessions*

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

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

16:35

CLOSING KEYNOTE ADDRESS

16:55

Chair's Closing Remarks

17:00

End Of Conference

These focused sessions, run in parallel to sessions and will allow delegates to delve deeper into the practical, day-to-day challenges involved in planning for housings. Speakers will provide best-practice advice, case-study examples and take away tips.

STREAM A

STREAM B

PLANNING FOR DEVELOPMENT

A- ASSESSMENT AND LOCAL PLAN-MAKING: The Implications Of The Housing White Paper

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

  • 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 of assessing the housing needs of groups with particular needs, such as older people and disabled
  • What does the government's stance on the Green Belt mean for planning authorities' ability to plan for full housing needs?

Stephen Hinsley, Senior Director, Tetlow King Planning

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

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

  • How would the proposals of the Community Infrastructure Levy review panel change the system and affect housing delivery? 

  • The viability challenge: how authorities and developers can agree on contributions to local infrastructure without threatening scheme viability?

Iain Gilbey, Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP

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

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

  • 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 finance 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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • What implications for the Housing White Paper proposal to allow councils to agree on housing land supply on an annual basis
  • How can planning authorities use compulsory purchase , including through local New TownDevelopmentt Corporations and other land acquisition, to free up more sites for housing?
  • What can the public sector do to ensure housing providers build out permissions more promptly, and accelerate delivery of homes on public land ?
  • What can planning authorities do to persuade public and private landowners to bring forward land for housing ? What prevents them from doing this?

Stephen Kinsella, Director of Accelerated Construction, Homes and Communities Agency

Philip Barnes, Group Land and Planning Director, Barratt Developments 

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

  • 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

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

H - 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 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

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

  • 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

Please note: Speakers and sessions may change or be added to the line-up.