National Planning Summit

24 MARCH 2015

The National Planning Summit is the annual forum for planners to address the latest, most pertinent issues facing the planning system today.
Gathering over 200 planning professionals from both the public and private sectors, across the nation, the Summit will explore how the planning system can enable and accelerate growth, both locally and nationally and will help planners like yourself in your daily role by tackling your biggest, absolute need-to-know issues.

Over 300 professionals from across the industry have taken part in the summit research to put together a streamed programme, which will delve into issues ranging from challenges within housing, infrastructure provision, successful local plan making and development management. Visit our agenda page to explore the full summit programme, or download the brochure .

Join your peers to hear new insights from policy makers, planning experts and practitioners on where the opportunities for sustainable growth are NOW! Visit our speaker page to find out who you will be hearing from on the day.

Participate in breakout sessions and topical debates as well as plenty of dedicated networking time in order to learn from and benchmark against your fellow planning professionals. Our list of who's attending will be coming soon...

Book your place now!
We have special rates for group bookings so bring your team!

Interested in checking out last year's event? Visit our highlights page to see what you can expect.

Keynote Addresses & Speaker Updates

Sir Michael Lyons
We are pleased to announce that
Sir Michael Lyons - Non-Executive Chairman of the English Cities Fund and Participle Ltd & Former Chairman of the BBC Trust
will be delivering the Summit's Afternoon Keynote Address.

Brandon Lewis MP
Brandon Lewis MP - Minister of State for Housing and Planning
will be delivering the Summit's Opening Keynote Address.


Speakers Include...

Steve Quartermain

Chief Planner

Department for Communities and Local Government

Stephen Dance

Head of Infrastructure Delivery - Infrastructure UK, Enterprise and Growth

HM Treasury

Mark Southgate

Director of Major Applications and Plans

Planning Inspectorate

Keith Holland

Planning Inspector

The Planning Inspectorate

Simon Brown

Head of National Housing Standards Reviewand Code for Sustainable Homes

Department for Communities and Local Government

Stephen Tapper

Planning Consultant and Vice President Emeritus

Planning Officers Society

Rachel Fisher

Head of Policy

National Housing Federation

Dr Mark Dittmer-Odell

Head of Infrastructure


National Planning Summit - Highlights Video

Photos from past  Planning Events

National Planning Summit
Shortlisted for Launch Of The Year at the PPA Connect Awards 2014


Event Partners

Bircham Dyson Bell

Border Archaeology


Deloitte Real Estate

Pinsent Masons

Place Logic



Interactive Toolkits

Drinks Hosted By

Media Partner

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