We are delighted to announce that Planning’s Planning For Housing – Spring Edition is back in 2017. Taking place on 28th February in Manchester, this conference is the annual event for key players within the public and private sectors to gather and address some of the most pertinent planning challenges related to housing. 

Through insightful panel discussions, practical breakout sessions and extended speaker Q&As, the conference will explore how the planning system can play a role in delivering enough housing and in meeting the growing demand for new homes in areas where we need them most. 

Join fellow planning practitioners and hear from:

  • Top players in planning and housing from local and central government as well as the house building industry debating how the planning system can help deliver all housing tenures

  • Expert advice on local plan production and how local authorities can fast track the process, including detailed information on the evidence- based needed for a successful plan and how to calculate and secure a five-year housing land supply

  • Key stakeholders in the Northern region on devolution, discussing how strategic plans can be translated at local level and help deliver new housing  

  • Inspiring local practitioners will be sharing best practice examples of green belt release and successful neighbourhood plans

Make sure you don’t miss out on this chance to debate and share best practice with your peers next February!


'Very insightful event with some excellent contribution to a vital debate'
Pegasus Group

'Excellent sessions with well-informed and interesting speakers'
Leeds City Council

'Informative, Good range of speakers/views'

'Excellent event! Wide range of interesting speakers and topics from across the sectors'
North Tyneside Council

‘A wide variety of speakers, providing interesting debate on current planning and housing issues’
Morris Homes


Ian Munro  

Group Chief Executive

New Charter Housing Trust Group

Mide Beaumont

Planning – Development Plans Division I Planning Directorate

Department For Communities and Local Government

Chris Findley

ssistant Director Planning, Salford City Council and Planning Lead

Association of Greater Manchester Authorities

Mark Cawood

Planning & Building Control Manager

Cofely UK GDF Suez 

Kath Lawless 

Assistant Director of Planning 

Newcastle City Council

Adam Dodgshon

Principal Consultant 


Jane Briginshaw

Head of Design and Sustainability 

Homes & Communities Agency

Tim Hill

Chief Planning Officer 

Leeds City Council