PLANNING MINISTER TO ADDRESS INDUSTRY
This year's HBF Planning Conference will be held on Wednesday 25 September at Austin Court in Birmingham.
Planning without a regional strategy
A year after the publication of the National Planning Policy Framework you might have thought everything on planning had settled down. However we are now faced with the stark reality of its implementation in a localism world. Without the comfort of the now revoked regional strategies local authorities are now grappling with the need to objectively assess their own housing requirements, cooperate with their neighbours, publish and keep up to date their local plans, help local communities bring forward neighbourhood plans that contain positive visions for the future and create a charging schedule for a community infrastructure levy. And all this while ensuring the delivery of much needed housing.
Recently Nick Boles, the planning minister, said that if anyone asks for further changes to the planning system he would shoot them. So, should we be loading our guns in his defence or donning our flack jackets in our own.
The HBF Annual Planning Conference will examine the challenges and potential solutions to planning for housing in a post NPPF world without regional strategiesAGENDA
9.30 - Registration
10.00 - Conference Start
Nick Boles MP
Chief Executive, Design for Homes
Principal Consultant, Planning Advisory Service
Principal, HDH Planning and Development
Partner, Barton Willmore
School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University
Head of ATLAS, Advisory Team for Large Applications Service
Group Manager for Local Plans, The Planning Inspectorate
Planning Director, HBF
16.30 - Conference Close (approximate)
Conference timings and speakers are subject to changeHOW TO BOOK
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.HOW TO GET THERE
AUSTIN COURT (home of the IET) 80 Cambridge Street, Birmingham B1 2NP
WhereDe Vere at Oulton Hall