As we begin to return to normal – or to a new normal – following the COVID-19 crisis, we are working closely with our members and sponsors to create events that fit new and emerging patterns of work. To this end, many of our breakfast events will remain online for the remainder of 2021. For members who wish to network at in person events, we have created the PF Supper Club – a series of dinners featuring speakers from across the built environment.

Upcoming Events

  • Thu

    Planning in Practice: The National Model Design Code - lessons from the pilots

    8.30am - 10.00amMaurice Barnett Room, Central Hall, Westminster SW1H 9NH

    Andrew Taylor (Chair) - Countryside Properties; Dr Jennifer Thomas - DLUHC; Steve Quartermain; Pilot Authority (tbc)

    The most recent version of the NPPF places a new emphasis on the role of design in planning.  Paragraph 128 states that “all local planning authorities should prepare design guides or codes consistent with the principles set out in the National Design Guide and [the new] National Model Design Code.”

    In May 2021 MHCLG announced that it had chosen 14 local Authorities to test the new Code.  With pilot funding of £50,000, each of these Local Authorities has been given six months to produce a local design code.

    As the first design codes are completed under this new regime, this event will explore the lessons that have been learned by the participating local authorities and contemplate how the new guidance will shape the development process for all planning stakeholders going forward.

    It will consider:

    • Emerging best practice within the first tranche of Local Design Codes
    • The role that Design Codes will play in the planning process in the coming years
    • How developers and planners can meet new design requirements in their work


    This panel will feature leading experts from Government, both National and Local and is suitable for Local Authority officers and members who wish to learn from the early experience of their colleagues, and for private sector planners, and developers, seeking to understand how the new design codes will work in practice.

    Please e mail  for details or to register (there is also a hybrid option for attendance).


  • Wed

    The Planning Futures Supper Club - Dinner with Lord Stephen Greenhalgh, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    7.00pm - 10.00pmThe Wolseley, 160 Piccadilly, St James, London W1
    Planning Futures is delighted to invite Members to the next


    Planning Futures Supper Club



    Lord Stephen Greenhalgh,

    Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    The Planning Futures Supper Club dinners are held in a Central London venue (for 12 members/guests), on a first come, first served basis.

    Members will be invited to request a place at each dinner, and for more information e mail: 



  • Thu

    House of Lords Reception: Planning Futures in partnership with the LPDF

    6.30pm - 8.30pmCholmondeley Room, House of Lords


    We are delighted to partner with the LPDF to bring you our fourth annual Parliamentary reception.

    The Lord Porter of Spalding has kindly agreed to be the events' sponsoring Peer.

    The reception is open to invited guests only - invitations will be sent in February 2021 - please email  for further information.


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