Upcoming Events

  • Thu

    New NPPF: Briefing with Steve Quartermain CBE

    8:15 amHoward Kennedy, No. 1 London Bridge, London SE1 9BG

    Speaker: Steve Quartermain CBE, Chief Planner

    Following the publication of the New NPPF, we are delighted to announce this breakfast briefing with the Chief Planner, Steve Quartermain. 




    Generously Hosted by


  • Tue

    Under review: Improving the policy making processes in planning

    8:15 amCentral Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate, London, SW1H 9NH

    Panel: Liz Peace OBE; Richard Harwood OBE QC; Kevin Hollinrake MP

    It often seems that the planning system in England is under constant review and reform.

    This event will examine the process through which planning policy has been reviewed in recent decades, how subsequent decisions about new policy have been made, and why it often seems that we see constant change, with little progress.

    The event will explore the political processes that shape the adoption of new planning policy and consider how the policy making process can be improved going forward.


  • Mon

    How local authorities can use the planning system to drive housing delivery

    8:00 amFortissimo, Hyatt Regency, Birmingham, B1 2JZ

    Speakers: Kit Malthouse MP, Minister of State for Housing; Natalie Elphicke OBE, CEO, Housing and Finance Institute; Jonathan Layzell, Executive Director of Development, Stonewater

    The planning system is sometimes regarded as putting barriers in the way of development. In reality, the planning systems offers local authorities a range of tools to drive housing delivery in their areas. This event will explore how local authorities can best deploy their planning powers to deliver the homes we need.

    In Partnership with:


  • Mon

    Sustainable Place Making and the Green Belt

    3:45 pmExecutive Room 8, ICC Birmingham, B1 2EA

    Speakers: Kevin Hollinrake MP; Rob Boughton, Chief Executive, Thakeham Group; Cllr David Simmonds, Deputy Chairman, LGA & Deputy Leader, LB Hillingdon

    Taking a broad look at current challenges to delivering the homes people desire where they desire as well as current Green Belt policy, we will consider the case for Green Belt release in specific instances & reasons for protection, ultimately posing the question: Is it thwarting sustainable place making or protecting communities from urban sprawl?

    In Partnership with


  • Thu

    Winter Member's Reception

    7:00 pmTBC

    Key Note Speaker: Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

    We are delighted to announce that our Winter Member's Reception will take place on Thursday 22nd of November.  Join us for drinks, canapés and a key note address from Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.





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