National Planning Summit

24 MARCH 2015

The National Planning Summit 2014 has now taken place. For details of our next Planning event please visit

The National Planning Summit addresses the latest, most pertinent issues facing the planning system today. The sell-out 2014 Summit gathered over 200 planning professionals from both the public and private sector, from across the nation, to explore how the planning system enables and accelerate growth, both locally and nationally.

Over 300+ professionals from the industry took part in the research which informed the programme, which delved into issues ranging from challenges within NPPF on the ground, to examining viability and development management, to looking at how LEP growth plans and town centre management play a role in planning.

The National Planning Summit is a CPD Certified event

7 CPD Points


Past Speakers Include

The Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP
Shadow Secretary of State
Communities and Local Government
Derek Mackay MSP
Minister for Local Government and Planning
Scottish Government
Professor Sir Peter Hall Bartlett
Professor of Planning and Regeneration
University College London
Aidan Wilkie
Deputy Director for Decentralisation and Neighbourhood Planning
Paul Cheshire
Emeritus Professor of Economic Geography
London School of Economics
Mark Lee
Deputy Director, Economic and Social Plannin g
Gilian Macinnes
Principal Consultant, Planning Advisory Service
Local Government Association
Mark Southgate
Director of Major Applications and Plans
Planning Inspectorate

Testimonials from the Summit

"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