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Planning for Housing 2018

How to get more homes allocated, permitted and delivered

07.45

Breakfast Briefing Registration

08:00

Breakfast Q&A, with MHCLG's Chief Planner

During this session, delegates will have the opportunity to pose questions to Steve Quartermain, Chief Planner at the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government

To make the most of this interactive session, pre-submit your questions to conferences@haymarket.com to ensure your questions are answered 

08.30

Conference registration 

09.30

Chair's opening remarks 

Richard Garlick, Editor, Planning and Placemaking Resource 

09.40

Opening keynote address: How the Planning Inspectorate intends to support plan-making and housing delivery

Sarah Richards, Chief Executive, The Planning Inspectorate

10:15

Panel discussion: Opportunities and challenges ahead in the housebuilding sector

Chaired by Alice Lester, Head of Planning Transport and Licensing, Regeneration & Environment at Brent Council

Melanie Leech, Chief Executive, British Property Federation

Craig McWilliam, Chief Executive, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland

Mark Richardson, Director of Delivery, U+I

Brendan Sarsfield, Chief Executive, Peabody

Sara Parkinson, Planning Director, Galliford Try Partnerships

11:20

Networking break and morning refreshments

12.00

Choose your practical break out session from stream A, B or C

1) Stream A - Allocation - THE NEW STANDARD METHODOLOGY: The implications for assessing housing needs

David Roberts, Team Leader Planning for Housing Need, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Rob Krzyszowski, Spatial Planning Manager, London Borough of Brent

Chair: Sara Whelan, Group Manager, Development Management, Dacorum Borough Council

2) Stream B - Permission - DENSIFICATION: What new opportunities and challenges does it present?

Heather Cheesbrough, Director of Planning and Strategic Transport, London Borough of Croydon

Andy von Bradsky, Architectural and Built Environment Advisor, Housing Supply and Planning Directorate, MHCLG

Chair: Nicky Linihan, Director, NJL-Solutions Ltd

3) Stream C - Delivery - INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING: How to unlock it to support housing growth

Jim Fitzsimons, Special Projects Director, Stewart Milne Group

Judith Atkinson, Strategic Director, Housing, Local Partnerships

Gareth Blacker, General Manager Infrastructure and Complex Projects, Homes England

Chair: Georgia Siora, Managing Director, Warwick Economics & Development (WECD)

13.00

Networking Lunch 

14.00

Choose your practical break out session from stream A, B or C

4) Stream A - Allocation - JOINT PLANNING: How is it going to work and help boost housing delivery in the regions?

Stephen Kelly, Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development, Greater Cambridge

Laura Ambler, Head of Housing and Planning, West of England Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership

Patrick Conroy, Strategic Planning Policy and Specialist Advice Manager, South Gloucestershire Council 

Chair: Sara Whelan, Group Manager, Development Management, Dacorum Borough Council

5) Stream B - Permission - HOUSING DESIGN QUALITY: How to meet the requirements

Peter Dawson, Built Environment Manager and Design Champion, Place Services, Essex County Council

Tom Perry, Head of Cities Programme, Design Council 

Nick Cuff, Land Director, Pocket Living

Chair: Nicky Linihan, Director, NJL-Solutions Ltd

6) Stream C - Delivery - THE ROLE OF SMALL AND MEDIUM SITES IN HOUSING DELIVERY: How to find small sites and ensure they are built out

Stewart Murray, Strategic Director, Economic Growth, Waltham Forest Council  

Pooja Argrawal, Principal Project Officer, Greater London Authority and Co-founder, Public Practice

Chair: Georgia Siora, Managing Director, Warwick Economics & Development (WECD)

15.00

Networking break and afternoon refreshments 

15.20

Insight: Viability assessment, land valuation and the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Iain Gilbey, Partner, Head of Planning and Environment, Pinsent Masons

Tony Mulhall, Associate Director, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Harriet Fisher, Team Leader - Development Contributions, MHCLG

16.10

New approaches to land value capture: What proposals are on the table?

Roberta Blackman-Woods MP, Shadow Minister for Planning and Local Government

Daryl Phillips, Chief Executive, Hart District Council and Planning Lead District Councils Network

16.55

Closing remarks

Richard Garlick, Editior, Planning and Placemaking Resource 

17.00

End of day 1

Planning for Housing 2018 day 2 

08.15

Registration

08.30 

Breakfast briefing: Housing land supply and the Housing Delivery Test: LPA's performance

Simon Neate, Chairman, Indigo Planning

Ben Frodsham, Associate Director, Indigo Planning 

10.00

Chair's opening remarks

Richard Garlick, Editor, Planning and Placemaking Resource 

10.10

Keynote address: How the National Infrastructure Commission is planning to support housing growth alongside infrastructure

Phil Graham, Chief Executive, National Infrastructure Commission

10.30

Panel discussion spotlight on: Speeding up housing delivery 

Stephen Kinsella, Executive Director for Land, Homes England

Andrew Taylor, Director - Head of Planning, Countryside Properties

Liz Peace, Chair, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation 

Julian Larkin, Managing Director, Harrow Estates

Stewart Murray, Strategic Director of Economic Growth, Waltham Forest Council

Anne Clements, Director - Planning, WYG

11.40

Networking break and morning refreshments

12.00

Choose your practical breakout session from stream A, B or C

7) Stream A - Allocation - BUILDING ON GREEN BELT LAND: When is it appropriate and how to carry out a green belt review under the new NPPF

Mark Andrews, Planning and Housing Policy Manager, Coventry City Council

Andy Meader, Director, Pegasus Group 

Chair: Sara Whelan, Group Manager, Development Management, Dacorum Borough Council

8) Stream B - Permission - ESTATE REGENERATION: How can it be achieved with community support (case study followed by round table discussions)

Simon Donovan, Chief Executive Officer, Manor House Development Trust

Chair: Nicky Linihan, Director, NJL-Solutions Ltd

9) Stream C - Delivery - PUBLIC LAND: How to maximise opportunities to deliver housing on public sector land

Stuart Robinson, Strategic Planning Advisor, Commercial Development, TfL

Angela Harrowing, Deputy Director Disposals, Housing and Public Estate, Office of Government Property, Cabinet Office

Chair: Georgia Siora, Managing Director, Warwick Economics & Development (WECD)

13.00

Networking lunch

14.00

Choose your practical breakout session from stream A or C

10) Stream A - Allocation - SUBURBAN DENSIFICATION: How suitable sites for high density housing can be identified and allocated

Tom Sykes, Projects Design Manager, Commercial Development, TfL

Justin Carr, Senior Manager-London Land Commission, Greater London Authority 

Chair: Sara Whelan, Group Manager, Development Management, Dacorum Borough Council

11) Stream C - Delivery - LOCAL AUTHORITIES AS HOUSING ENABLERS: Opportunities and pitfalls 

Colm Lacey, Managing Director, Brick by Brick

Tom Kenny, Policy Officer, Royal Town Planning Institute 

Chair Georgia Siora, Managing Director, Warwick Economics & Development (WECD)

14.50

Networking break and afternoon refreshments 

15.10

Choose your practical breakout session from stream A, B or C

12) Steam A - Allocation - SELF-BUILD AND CUSTOM BUILD: What planners need to know

Mario Wolf, Director, Right to Build Task Force, National Custom and Self Build Association

Mark Hallett, Head of Custom Build, Igloo Regeneration

Chair: Sara Whelan, Group Manager, Development Management, Dacorum Borough Council

13) Stream B - Permission - MIXED USE DEVELOPEMENT: How to overcome design challenges

Lucy Mori, Director, KLMORI

Colin Wilson, Head of Regeneration Old Kent Road, Southwark Council 

Chair: Nicky Linihan, Director, NJL-Solutions Ltd

14) Stream C - Delivery - MODULAR CONSTRUCTION: How can it be used to accelerate housing delivery?

Simon Underwood, Managing Director, Elements Europe 

Simon Bayliss, Managing Partner, HTA Design LLP

Chair: Georgia Siora, Managing Director, Warwick Economics & Development (WECD)

16.00


The new planning toolkit: What role can technology play in housing growth

Polly Hudson, Director Colouring London initiative, and EPSRC funded doctoral researcher, Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London

Euan Mills, Urban Futures Team Lead, Future Cities Catapult

16.50

Chair's closing remarks

Richard Garlick, Editor, Planning and Placemaking Resource 

17.00

Close of conference