Government viability chief to speak at housing conference

The civil servant heading the Department of Communities and Local Government's (DCLG) developer contributions team is among the speakers confirmed for the Planning for Housing conference in London next month.

The Department for Communities and Local Government's offices in central London
The Department for Communities and Local Government's offices in central London

The topic of the conference, which takes place on 4 October, is How to Plan to Make Housing Delivery Happen. It focuses on the implications of the government's drive to make planning authorities and developers ensure that the required homes are not only planned for but also delivered.

Delegates will hear senior speakers discuss the implications of the proposed housing delivery test, the housing white paper and other relevant government policy changes.

Harriet Fisher, team leader of DCLG's developer contributions team, will speak at a session looking at issues including how the government’s planned changes to viability rules will affect housing delivery. 

Apart from Fisher, other speakers include: David Rudlin, director of consultancy URBED and chair of the Academy of Urbanism; Kate Henderson, chief executive of the Town and Country Planning Association; Jennifer Peters, strategic planning manager at the Greater London Authority; Berkeley Group chairman, Tony Pidgley; Department for Communities and Local Government's chief planner, Steve Quartermain; National Infrastructure Commission chief executive, Phil Graham; Homes and Communities Agency director of accelerated construction, Stephen Kinsella; Local Plans Expert Group chair, John Rhodes and Transport for London property development director, Lester Hampson.

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