HBF Planning Conference

11 September, 2012 (8:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.)

With the publication of the Localism Act 2011 and the National Planning Policy Framework in March 2012 the legislative and policy framework in which the housebuilding industry must deliver dwellings has changed considerably.

Viability assessment of development and emerging Community Infrastructure Levy charging schedules, means that development economics is at the heart of both local plan production and site assessment.  But what do local communities know or understand about development economics?  How do developers explain to communitites who want the earth just what can and can't be paid for through development.

The HBF Planning Conference will seek to bring the two issues of Localism and viability together with an examination of viability assessment in an NPPF world, the practical application of CIL and how to avoid its pitfalls and how to engage with communitites, selling them the benfits of your development while ensuring the development remains viable.

Expert speakers will examine the key themes, behind planning and viability and answer your questions on how to make the best of the NPPF, CIL and community engagement.

Can you afford not to be there? 


9.30 registration - 10.00 conference start - 15.30 conference close - timings tbc. 

Bob Neill MP - invited

Parliamentary under secretary of state 

Iain Painting

Partner, Barton Willmore

Andy Leahy

Managing Director, Bespoke Property Group

Melys Pritchett

Associate - Development, Savills

Iain Gilbey

Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP

Saffron Woodcraft

Founding Director, Social Life - Young Foundation

Ian Dove QC - invited

Planning & Environment, No.5 Chambers


Click here to make a booking online and to download a booking form.  Or contact the events team on 020 7960 1646 with any queries.   


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