Following the success of Planning For Housing 2015 - attracting 190 + key players within the public and private sectors - we are bringing you Planning For Housing - Northern Edition. 

Join us to congregate, debate and discuss the BIG question facing planning professionals in the North of England - how can we deliver enough housing to meet the growing demand? 


The key theme for the Northern Edition agenda is -  working together to meet housing needs in an era of devolution.

Through insightful panel discussions, detailed case studies and extensive Q&As, the conference will explore how the planning system can play a role in accelerating housing supply and delivering the housing we need in the Northern region.

Join fellow planning practitioners in your area and hear:

  • Key players in the industry debate the issue of how to overcome the barriers to development in order to boost housing supply in high demand areas in the North
  • Expert advice on how to objectively assess housing needs and secure a five year housing land supply
  • Key stakeholders in the Northern region share their insights on how devolution can help bring forward the development of new homes in the North
  • Inspiring local practitioners share best practice examples of green belt and brownfield developments to help you identify suitable sites for housing

PLUS senior government representatives will discuss the most pressing issues covered by the Housing Bill , and its impact on planning for housing in the North.

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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 


"Well balanced and addresses some of the key issues facing planning professionals" 
Head of Development Planning - Plymouth City Council

"High profile and fast moving"
Residential Director - Turley Associates 

"Good mix of delegates and differing viewpoints" 
Head of Strategy - The Planning Inspectorate

"Excellent cross-pollination between different areas of planning"   
Barrister - Cornerstone Barristers    

“Clarity on our current delivery challenges”      
Head of Planning
- Lincolnshire County Council

A note from the PlanningResource team: 

Unfortunately Dr. Roberta Blackman-Woods, MP City of Durham and Shadow Minister for Housing and Planning will no longer be able to deliver the keynote address due to unforseen commitments in parliament. Please accept our sincere apologies. 


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