Shadow planning minister to speak at Brexit conference

Shadow housing and planning minister Roberta Blackman-Woods is among the speakers confirmed for a conference next month which will examine the impact of Brexit on planning.

Shadow planning minister Roberta Blackman-Woods
Shadow planning minister Roberta Blackman-Woods

The Post-Brexit Planning And Economic Development Conference is the inaugural forum for senior professionals from both the public and private sectors working in planning, regeneration, economic and sustainable development to discuss and explore what Brexit means for them and their local communities.

Alongside Roberta Blackman-Woods, speakers include:

  • Wren Laing, area manager, housing and land directorate, Greater London Authority
  • Janice Morphet, visiting professor, UCL Bartlett School of Planning
  • Paul Swinney, principal economist, Centre for Cities

Events on the agenda include:

  • A session on calculating housing need in a post-Brexit period and what Brexit means for plan-making
  • An examination of the implications of Brexit for environmental regulations and planning legislation;
  • A panel discussion on how housebuilders and developers are reacting to Brexit;
  • An examination of the future of European structural and investment funds.

The event will take place on Wednesday 7 December at the Institution of Structural Engineers in central London. For more details and to book your place, click here.

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