Panel: Stephen Pomeroy (becg) – Chair; Richard Harwood OBE QC – 39 Essex Chambers; Anna Rose – PAS; Sam Stafford – Home Builders Federation.
In September, a new Prime Minister will be in post. This will naturally see the appointment of a new Ministerial team at DHLUC, and an inevitable change in emphasis – if not direction – in planning policy.
This change in regime comes at a time when the local plan making process has become the subject of controversy at both national and local levels of government, with several local authorities having recently withdrawn their plans from examination.
As the intentions of the new Government become clear, this event will explore the medium-term prospects for local plans. It will consider the impact of any new and emerging policies on the plan making process, and how Ministers will approach delays in the production of already overdue plans.
This event is essential for both our public and private sector members and will provide some much needed clarity on the direction of travel for local plans in the coming years.