Hutton to address housing conference

Writer and economist Will Hutton will address Planning's inaugural housing conference later this month.

Will Hutton
Will Hutton

Hutton, principal of Hertford College, Oxford University and chair of the Big Innovation Centre at the Work Foundation, will share his views on Section 106 and how the planning system can rise to the challenge of meeting growing housing demand at the Planning for Housing conference, which will take place on 16 September at the ILEC Conference Centre in London.

Elsewhere, Department for Communities and Local Government chief planner Steve Quartermain will take part in a lunchtime question and answer session.

The conference will also feature a panel debate exploring the role green belt release has to play in meeting housing need.

Panellists at this session are to include Mike Kiely, director of planning at the London Borough of Croydon, and Barratt Developments group land and planning director Philip Barnes.

In addition, the event will feature keynote addresses from Labour shadow planning minister Roberta Blackman-Woods and Trevor Osborne, chair of judges for the Wolfson Economics Prize competition to draw up the best plans for a garden city.

The conference will focus on barriers to housing delivery and how planners can assess local needs and plan to deliver on them. Event partners are consultancies Savills, Tetlow King Planning and Boyer Planning, and law firm Bond Dickinson.

More details can be found here.

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