Planning the essential development for tomorrow in today's policy, political and market environment

What to expect at the National Planning Summit 2019:

  • Understanding the future of the high street, and how planning could implement regeneration plans to drive economic growth

  • Planning homes and spaces that help people to thrive and interact more deeply with their homes and public spaces

  • Uncovering the opportunities and challenges created by the government approaches to the greenbelt and navigating the politics surrounding it

  • Uncovering new technologies to revolutionise the planning process, bring local communities closer to projects and speed up applications

  • The impact of Viability policy changes on developer contributions and delivery

  • Rebranding planning as an aspirational career to attract new talent

National Planning Summit - Tuesday 14th May 2019

Planning the essential development for tomorrow in today's policy, political and market environment

08:30

Breakfast & Registration

09:00

Chair’s Opening Remarks

09:10

Panel Discussion - The Impact of viability assessment policy changes on developer contributions

  • Discussing the implications of the NPPF and London Plan's changes to viability calculations

  • Identifying how delivery can be improved in order to hit affordable housing targets

  • Assessing how the standard method has been implemented and how this has affected delivery

  • The implications of determining viability at a local plan level

Kit Malthouse, Minister of State for Housing, MHCLG

Graham Jones, President, Planning Officers Society

John Wacher, Strategic Planning Manager - Viability, Greater London Authority

Tony Mulhall, Associate Director, RICS

10.00

How Can Planning Steer the Future of the High Street?

  • Managing the decreased demand for retail floorspace, and identifying which types of town centres are most likely to lose out

  • Measuring the impact of online shopping on the high street

  • Integrating new online shopping trends such as multiple pick up areas or delivery points

Alice Lester, Head of Planning, Transport and Licensing, London Borough of Brent

10:40

Networking Break And Morning Refreshments

11:20

Presentation: Using Placemaking to Plan Better Designed Homes and Places

  • Identifying what standards are needed for sites to ensure that everyone is housed adequately

  • How design-led densification can help meet housing demand without sacrificing quality

  • How inspectors are interpreting the NPPF's demands for better design

David Birkbeck, CEO, Design for Homes

11.50

Planning for Future Infrastructure

  • Assessing what the government's plans to meet UK need for economic infrastructure from 2020 to 2050 mean for planning

  • Implications of the National Infrastructure Assessment's recommendations for planning and which are being taken forward by the Government

  • Assessing the effectiveness of the alternatives to NIA proposals that the government is suggesting

12.20

Lunch

13.30

DEVELOPER STREAM 

HOW CAN LAND VALUE CAPTURE IMPACT AFFORDABLE HOUSING CONTRIBUTIONS?

  • Discussing on how effectively NPPF has been implemented by time of conference

  • Examples of implementation 

  • Consultant viewpoint on how they assess land value

Gilian McInnes, Director, Gilian McInnes Associates

13.30

STREAM 1

PRESENTATION: MITIGATING PROBLEMS AND MAKING USE OF OPPORTUNITIES WHEN PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS APPLY

  • Highlighting what new permitted development rights the government are proposing to introduce and other proposed changes to the use class order

  • Understanding the implications of these changes for local authorities and developers

  • The pros and cons of taking an application down the PDR route

  • What options do local authorities have for maintaining some control over quality standards when PDR applies

Hugh Ellis, Interim Chief Executive, Town and County Planning Association

13.30

STREAM 2

ADDRESSING DIVERSITY IN PLANNING

  • TBC

Priya Shah, Founder, BAME in Property

Choose your next focused session:

14.10

DEVELOPER STREAM 

REBRANDING PLANNING AS AN ASPIRATIONAL CAREER TO ATTRACT NEW TALENT

  • Selling planning as an attractive career to potential graduates 

  • Collaborating with local universities as authorities to access a wider talent pool

  • Rethinking how authorities deliver everyday services and resource those skills

  • Making local authorities as attractive a prospect as the private sector or working short term via agencies

Finn Williams, Chief Executive, Public Practice

14.10

STREAM 1

CASE STUDY: BUILDING A JOINT PLAN TO TACKLE HOUSING NUMBERS

  • Agreeing on strategy, housing numbers and budgets as part of a joint plan

  • Sharing skills such as IT, strategic tools and staff

  • Reducing housing shortfalls across borders

  • Assessing how the 2018 NPPF has made it easier to form plans

 

14.10

STREAM 2

CASE STUDY: USING TECHNOLOGY TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY

  • Learning how a local authority has used technology to promote a development to the community and raise awareness

  • Implementing technology as part of a local consultation and the impact of its use on engagement and participation

Peter Kemp, Planning Change Manager, Greater London Authority

Choose your next focused session from the following streams:

14.50

DEVELOPER STREAM 

PANEL DISCUSSION: HOW HAS THE STANDARD METHOD IMPACTED PLAN MAKING?

  • Debating the effectiveness of housing trends as a method to project on

  • Predicting how the government plans to revise the standard method long term in 2019

Shelagh McNerney, Head of Development, Salford City Council

14.50

STREAM 1

CASE STUDY: HOW DEVELOPERS CAN CONNECT WITH COMMUNITIES AND BUILD TRUST

  • Developing a better understanding amongst communities of the benefits of development

  • Best practice for approaching consultations with communities 

  • Designing proposals that benefit and enhance existing communities

Andrew Dobson, MD - Crest Strategic Projects, Crest Nicholson

14.50

STREAM 2

PANEL DISCUSSION: BUILDING A DIGITAL CULTURE TO ENHANCE PLANNING CAPABILITIES

  • Utilising technology to build capacity in the planning system

  • Discussing how technology can streamline the production of local plans

  • Identifying the skills planners need to invest in to make maximum use of technology

Euan Mills, City Planning Team Lead, Future Cities Catapult

David Janner - Klausner, Director, Commonplace Brett Leahy, Chief Planner, Milton Keynes

Brett Leahy, Chief Planner, Milton Keynes

15.30

Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments

16.30

Presentation: Assessing the Planning Appeal Process to Speed Up Your Application

  • Reducing the time taken to resolve disupted planning proposals, whilst ensuring quality decision making
  • Highlighting the recommendations made during the secretary of state's review
  • Navigating the implications of these recommendations on developers - how can this help to speed up the application process

Bridget Rosewell, Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission

17.00

Presentation: Engaging the Community; Results From the Labour Commission (Interactive Session) - Q&A

  • Reflecting the needs of communities across the UK highlighted by the commission's findings

  • Re-engaging with communities that have been increasingly marginalised by the current planning system

  • Indicating the potential policy changes that might be implemented with a change in government

Roberta Blackman-Woods, Labour MP, City of Durham

17.30

Chair's Closing Remarks

17.35

Close Of The Summit