Planning for An Ageing Population - Monday 29th April 2019

Delivering housing to meet targets and help communitites live happier, healthier lives

08:30

Breakfast and Registration

09:00

Chair's Opening Remarks

09:05

Effective Delivery for an Ageing Population

  • Discussing the role of specialist accomodation for older people in meeting housing needs for planning authorities

  • Learning how planning policy treats specialist accomodation for older people; what you need to know before engaging in plans

  • Unpicking what makes a successful appeal for these types of development and identifying what passed and why

Michael Hepburn, Senior Director, Lichfields

09:30

Can intergenerational living offer a solution to ease the housing crisis?

  • Creating spaces and buildings that are suitable for intergenerational living and help residents thrive together

  • Addressing loneliness and other health complaints through the design of intergenerational specific buildings

  • Unpicking a first hand case study from a local authority who has implemented a intergenerational living scheme

Toby Carr, Associate, Sarah Wigglesworth Architects

Miriam Fagbemi, Community and Health Project Manager, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation

09.55

Designing the physical and built environment to enhance wellbeing

  • Building communities that support health and alleviate the biggest health risks to the elderly, such as loneliness, through building design and planning solutions

  • Implementing urban strategy to ensure that infrastructure continues to be phsyically accessible for ageing populations

  • Understanding the latest technology that can transform exisiting structures or spaces and enhance the living standards of residents

Peter Dawson, Head of Built Environment, Place Services (Essex)

10:20

Panel: How can rethinking approaches to housing an ageing population help to achieve broader planning goals?

  • Utilising intergenerational living, luxury downsizing and other solutions aimed at ageing populations to help meet housing requirements

  • Assessing the flexibility of existing housing stock to cope with an ageing population

  • Understanding how planning policy addresses ageing populations and what changes might be seen in the future

  • Transferring planning solutions for enhancing the wellbeing of ageing populations to developments focused on open demographics

  • Discussing specific inhibitors and enablers of implementing solutions for ageing populations in planning policy

Richard Garlick, Editor, Planning Magazine (Moderator)

Peter Dawson, Head of Built Environment, Place Services (Essex)

Toby Carr, Associate, Sarah Wigglesworth Architects

Miriam Fagbemi, Community and Health Project Manager, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation

11.00

Chair's Closing Remarks

11.05

End of Conference