Thu21Feb20198:15 amCentral Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate, London, SW1H 9NH
Planning for SME Builders
Speakers: Richard Bacon MP; Brian Berry (FMB), Robert Hayward (David Lock Associates), Robbie Greenaway (Clearview Homes).
Since the 1980’s the proportion of homes built by small and medium sized builders has fallen dramatically. The reasons for this are of course complex. A recent survey by the FMB found that the major constraints facing SME builders are the availability of land, the availability of finance and the demands of the planning system.
This event will explore the challenges and opportunities that the planning system presents to SME builders. It will focus on how Local Authorities can use the planning system to boost the SME sector and help to diversify the Industry. It will also look at how National policy may be enhanced to improve the planning environment for SME builders.
Thu18Apr20198:15 amHoward Kennedy, No. 1 London Bridge, London SE1 9BG
What's the Use: Are Current Use Classes Fit for Purpose?
Speakers: Alice Lester (LB Brent), James Penfold (The Collective), Anita Kasseean (Howard Kennedy).
The last time the Use Classes Order was fully overhauled was in 1987. Since then, we have seen a range of innovations and disruptions within the development sector. Changes in industry, retail and the residential market have resulted in new forms of development which arguably do not fit easily within the traditional Use Classes.
This event will explore whether or not the Use Classes Order is in need of major reform in order to fit within the current development context.
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Thu25Apr20198:15 amCentral Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate, London, SW1H 9NH
A Q&A with Kit Malthouse, Minister of State for Housing
We are delighted to be joined by Kit Malthouse, Minister of State for Housing, for a wide ranging Q&A on emerging housing and planning policy.
Thu23May20196:30 pmHouse of Lords Terrace Pavilion
Housing and Planning Summer Reception in Parliament 2019
Planning Futures in Partnership with NHBC
Following the success of last year’s event, we are delighted to announce our third Annual Summer Parliamentary Reception. This event is open to senior colleagues from across the housing, planning and development sectors, along with interested Members of Parliament from all political parties. Join us for drinks, canapes and high-level networking.
This event is by invitation only. If you would like to attend, please email
In partnership with NHBC