Homes England chief to brief delegates at planning summit

The head of strategy at housing quango Homes England will brief delegates at next week's National Planning Summit on how councils can establish new garden settlement development corporations.

Louise Wyman
Louise Wyman

Louise Wyman, head of strategy at Homes England, will speak at a summit session looking at the powers available to the new generation of garden settlement development corporations and what the government wants from the areas that would like to host them.

Also speaking at the session will be Katy Lock, project and policy manager for garden cities and new towns at the Town and Country Planning Association.

The session will also examine:

  • What are the key strategic planning tools needed to bring forward large-scale development and new settlements, such as new garden town and cities?
  • What powers and responsibilities would be available to the new generation of locally accountable development corporations that the government wants to lead five new garden towns?
  • What does the government require from areas that want to plan garden towns, and what does it offer in return?
  • How could the new generation of garden towns use land value uplift capture to fund the infrastructure needed to release sites?

Among other topics to be covered at the summit are:

  • The government’s plans for helping the public and private sectors to work together to achieve growth through the planning system. Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) director-general for decentralisation and growth Simon Ridley will deliver a keynote speech on this topic.

  • The proposed revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework. MHCLG chief planner Steve Quartermain will answer delegates’ pre-submitted and live questions.

Delegates at the event will also be able to:

  • Learn how Highways England, Network Rail, Transport for London and National Grid plan to work with the public and private sectors to deliver growth.

  • Understand how housing allocations and permissions could be built out more quickly, with contributions from Berkeley Group chairman Tony Pidgley CBE and Letwin build-out review panel member Professor Christine Whitehead.

  • Hear how planning chiefs in London, Bristol and Leeds are planning for the future of their city-regions.


When and where

10 May 2018, ILEC Conference Centre, London


£349 + VAT Public sector

£499 + VAT Private sector

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