A few tickets still available for tomorrow's CPD-accredited National Planning Summit

Delegates at tomorrow's National Planning Summit will gain continuing professional development credits, with the event having been formally accredited by the CPD Certification Service

A few tickets still remain for this year's summit, which provides a one-day briefing on the most pressing issues facing applicants and authorities countrywide.

Among those offering briefings to delegates will be


The implications of the draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) revisions, explained by Steve Quartermain, chief planner at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

How government changes to the planning system can help growth, by MHCLG director-general for decentralisation and growth Simon Ridley.

The implications of the government’s proposed changes to section 106 planning obligations, the Community Infrastructure Levy and viability assessment. These will be discussed by MHCLG team leader (Community Infrastructure Levy and developer contributions) Chris Poulton.


How infrastructure providers plan to deliver growth will be explained by Network Rail director of planning Tom Higginson, Highways England executive director for planning Elliot Shaw, Crossrail 2 strategic planning adviser Stuart Robinson and National Grid programme manager, HS2, Christopher Nunn


How to convert housing allocations and permissions into completions more quickly will be discussed by Berkeley Group chair Tony Pidgley, Bellway Homes regional planning director James McConnell and Battersea Power Station Development Company head of planning Gordon Adams.

How developers can work with authorities to deliver affordable homes viably, by Countryside Properties director (head of planning) Andrew Taylor

How to engage with councillors and local communities to secure planning permissions, by British Land planning director Miles Price and Berkeley Group strategic planning manager Judith Salomon

For more details and to reserve your place, click here


Steve Quartermain, chief planner, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

Simon Ridley (pictured), director-general, decentralisation and local growth, MHCLG

Christine Whitehead, emeritus professor in housing economics, LSE, and member of the Letwin build-out review panel

Tony Pidgley, chair, Berkeley Group

Jules Pipe, deputy mayor of London for planning, regeneration and skills

Jerry Youle, group manager, local plans, Planning Inspectorate

Chris Poulton, team leader, Community Infrastructure Levy and developer contributions, MHCLG

Zoe Willcox, director of planning (growth and regeneration), Bristol City Council

Brett Leahy, head of planning, Milton Keynes Council

Andrew Taylor, director/head of planning, new homes and communities, Countryside Properties

Tom Higginson, director of planning and land services, Network Rail

Mike Derbyshire, head of planning, Bidwells

Elliot Shaw, executive director for strategy and planning, Highways England

Gordon Adams, head of planning, Battersea Power Station Development Company

Chris Nunn, programme manager, HS2, National Grid

John Craig, forward planning, housing strategy and development manager, East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Miles Price, planning director, British Land

Bev Hindle, strategic director for communities, Oxfordshire County Council

Fionnuala Lennon, garden villages and towns lead, Homes England

Simon Leask, strategic adviser, Hyas

Martin Hutchings, Improvement and Performance Manager, Planning Adsvisory Service

Stephen Ottewell, director of planning, Capita Local Public Services

Paul Barnard, assistant director for strategic planning and infrastructure, Plymouth City Council

Nicola Yates, chief executive, Future Cities Catapult

Rob Murfin, chief planning officer, Sheffield City Council

Fabien Gaudin, head of development management, Re

James McConnell, regional planning director, Bellway Homes

John Wacher, strategic planning manager, viability, Greater London Authority

Marilyn Smith, chief planning officer, London Borough of Hounslow

Caroline Harper, chief planner, Be First

Catriona Riddell, director, Catriona Riddell and Associates

Pete Ferguson, chief executive officer, Prospective

Katy Lock, project and policy manager (garden cities and new towns), Town and Country Planning Association

Tim Hill, chief planning officer, Leeds City Council

Sue Manns, regional director, Pegasus Group

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