Planning Policy Under the New Government

Context:

The Housing White Paper included a number of proposed planning reforms to support housing development, including the introduction of a Housing Delivery Test and a standardised approach to assessing housing requirements. Meanwhile, the Government is set to publish revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) later in 2017.

The Government is also making the delivery of infrastructure a key priority, having set up the National Infrastructure Commission earlier this year and recently launched a £2.3 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund in July. The Housing White Paper also included proposals to reform the current system of Developer Contributions, which support improvements to local infrastructure.

Join us on 19th October to be briefed on the Government's planning reforms and its policy priorities for local and national infrastructure.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Changes to planning policy in the National Planning Policy Framework
  • Introduction of a Housing Delivery Test
  • Standardised approach to assessing housing requirements
  • Changes to the definition of “affordable housing”
  • Proposals to support the delivery of more Starter Homes and Build to Rent homes
  • Brownfield land registers and Permission in Principle
  • Identifying development opportunities that can be unlocked by major new infrastructure
  • £2.3 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund
  • Reforms to CIL & Section 106
  • Ensuring utilities companies put appropriate infrastructure in place for new developments
  • The Government's priorities for National Infrastructure
  • Planning for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects

The Event:

The morning session will provide an up-to-date brief on the new Government’s reforms to the planning system to deliver more housing.

The afternoon will focus on Government policies and priorities for improving local and national infrastructure.

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from anyone with an interest in planning policy, including: planning & regeneration officers; elected members; developers & the wider construction sector; solicitors; community groups & land owners.

For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: Dominic.Leigh@dodsgroup.com

Thursday 19th October 2017

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Event to be held in Central London (venue tbc)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each
Above prices exclude VAT


Background Quote

“We will invest in making the planning system more open and accessible, improve the co-ordination of public investment in infrastructure, support timely connections to utilities, and tackle unnecessary delays.”

- The Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Prime Minister, Housing White Paper, February 2017

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