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Planning Minister Speaks on Housing White Paper at Planning Futures Event

April 3, 2017
By Cian Bryan

Minister of State for Housing and Planning and Minister for London, Gavin Barwell MP, spoke at an event organised by Planning Futures last week.  Following a presentation on the Housing White Paper, the Minister took questions from an audience of planning and housing stakeholders. A detailed write-up of the event will follow soon. Thanks to… Read more »




Secretary of State Speaks at Planning Futures White Paper Briefing

April 3, 2017
By Cian Bryan

Last week, Planning Futures hosted a Parliamentary Housing White Paper Briefing with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid.  The event offered an opportunity for key planning stakeholders to question the secretary of state on the provisions of the recently published White Paper and on further plans for… Read more »




Gavin Barwell

November 10, 2016
By Cian Bryan

Planning Futures was delighted to meet the new Housing and Planning Minister, Gavin Barwell MP, earlier this week.  On the agenda was our forthcoming research programme – the Local Government Series – which will examine planning process and procedure at local level. We were pleased to outline our priorities for a better resourced planning service and… Read more »




Planning Futures Publishes Advisory Board Details

April 15, 2016
By Planning Futures

Yesterday, we were delighted to publish the details of our advisory board.  At Planning Futures, we believe that it is important to draw on the very best expert advice and to include the widest range of views possible.  Since our inception, we have worked hard to build up a strong advisory board and are very… Read more »




Blog: Does the UK need an Infrastructure Minister?

April 4, 2016
By Planning Futures

“Arguably, what is missing from much of the discourse on large scale infrastructure projects is a clear articulation of their benefits and purpose.  Such projects are often presented to the public on an ad hoc basis and seem detached from the broader agenda of economic development to which they rightly belong.” This week’s Blog is… Read more »




“LONDONERS BEING PRICED OUT OF THEIR OWN CITY” – Zac Goldsmith Q&A with Planning Futures

March 21, 2016
By Cian Bryan

Conservative Mayoral candidate pledges to publish detailed plans on housing within 10 days Speaking to a meeting of planners, developers and built environment specialists at a Q&A event organised by planning think tank ‘Planning Futures’ earlier this morning, Zac Goldsmith warned that Londoners were being “priced out of their own city”.  In a debate that… Read more »




Planning Minister Welcomes “Timely and Relevant” Planning Futures Report

February 19, 2016
By Planning Futures

The Planning Futures team recently met with Housing and Planning Minister, Brandon Lewis, to discuss the findings of their recent report – Outer London Town Centres: A New Approach. The report focuses on Outer London, but offers insights into how high streets and town centres across the country can transform their futures by taking a… Read more »




Blog: Supporting Space for Community-Led Planning

February 19, 2016
By Planning Futures

“In many areas both the market and the state have failed to deliver affordable housing, low-cost business premises and suitable community, cultural and artistic space. Across the UK, community-led schemes have attracted plaudits for finding new and innovative ways to provide for their economic, cultural and housing needs.” This week’s blog entry, by Planning Futures… Read more »




Built Environment Hustings

February 17, 2016
By Planning Futures

Planning Futures was delighted to join colleagues from the built environment professions to host last night’s London 2020 and Beyond Mayoral Hustings. Candidates and representatives from the five main parties contesting this year’s election debated the major planning issues facing London over the next five years.  The event, which took place at the Royal Institute of… Read more »




Community Planning Film Project

February 15, 2016
By Planning Futures

Planning Futures | Community Planning Film Project | 15th February 2016 Planning Futures is to produce a series of short films on best practice in community planning.  Each film will be approximately 10-12 minutes long, and will focus on individual case studies where community-led projects have delivered innovation and exceptional place-making. Background There is a… Read more »