The Planning seminars series is back this year, and we are delighted to announce that we will be holding an informative debate to discuss one of the biggest challenges in planning today: maximising affordable housing delivery in an era of Starter Homes. This big debate will be taking place on the afternoon of 9 March 2016 at the ILEC Conference Centre, London.

This half-day event will feature different opinions and views from central and local government, the house building industry, housing associations as well as key stakeholders.

The first part of the seminar will debate the impact of the Starter Homes initiative on delivering more affordable housing , while the second part will explore and challenge the future role of housing associations in the provision of affordable homes and its impact on the house building industry.

Why Attend?

  • Gain first insights on how key affordable housing providers interpret recent changes to national planning policy and how these will affect them in the coming years

  • Benefit from different and complementary perspectives and arguments on the Starter Homes initiative and other delivery mechanisms, and how they can be used to provide more affordable homes

  • Explore how recent policy changes will have an impact on registered social housing providers’ strategies and debate the extent to which housing associations may become potential competitors to house builders in the future

  • Participate in an interactive debate and share your own challenges when it comes to planning for affordable housing

Who Should Attend?

This debate is the opportunity for local planners, property developers and affordable housing providers to gain an informative and practical overview on how the delivery of more affordable homes can be secured in a changing policy landscape.

If you would like to get involved with the programme please contact Aziliz Du Fay at

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please contact Heather Smith at

Key Speakers Include...

  • Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods, MP City of Durham, Shadow Minister for Planning and Housing

  • Jennie Daly , UK Director of Planning, Taylor Wimpey

  • Stephen Howlett, Chief Executive, Peabody

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