Panel: Hannah David, Planning Futures (Chair); Richard Blyth, Head of Policy for the RTPI; Michael Stanworth, Director at Cavendish Consulting; Catriona Riddell, Director, Catriona Riddell & Associates Ltd.
As we approach the fourth anniversary of the 2019 election, the planning world is beginning to focus on the issue of the next general election – which, at the very latest, will take place by January 2025.
Unlike the 2017 and 2019 general elections, which were unexpected, the next general election is the first election since 2015 that will take place within a reasonably predictable timeframe.
Given the current standing of the respective parties in the polls, it is also highly likely to deliver the first major change in government since 2010.
This poses a number of questions for those of us working across the planning and housing sectors.
This event will feature three presentations from leading planning policy and politics experts who will set out:
- How a change in Government could impact on planning policy in practical terms;
- What a Labour Government might mean for the planning world;
- How local authorities will respond to the uncertainty and change to come in the next couple of years.