Upcoming Events

  • Tue

    Planning in Practice : Local Plan Update

    08:00 (for 08:30) - 10:00Railway Industry Association, Kings Buildings, 16 Smith Square, London SW1P 3HQ

    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subject of controversy at both national and local levels of government, with several local authorities having recently withdrawn their plans from examination.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.



  • Wed

    Planning Futures Supper Club - Dinner with Cllr Georgia Gould - Chair, London Councils; Leader, LB Camden

    19:30 - 22:00The Wolseley, 160 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EB

    Councillor Georgia GouldHow does planning fit into the overall strategic vision of a modern local authority?

    The latest edition of the Planning Futures Supper Club will explore this question with the current leader of LB Camden and Chair of London Councils, Cllr Georgia Gould.

    Over the course of her career, Cllr Gould has developed a reputation as an innovator in local Government.

    As Leader of LB Camden, she has pioneered the use of Citizen Assemblies to develop policy responses to issues such as climate change and the provision adult social care.

    She has also been instrumental in establishing the Camden Renewal Commission, in partnership with UCL’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, which brought together community, voluntary, business, and academic stakeholders to shape four core missions “to renew and build a more equal, sustainable borough”

    Taking Cllr Gould’s citizen-focused approach as our point of departure, this event will explore her view on how planning can help London’s local authorities to deliver on their strategic priorities.

    Following the usual Supper Club Format, this event will take place over dinner at the Wolseley and is open to all Planning Futures Members on a first come, first served basis.



  • Tue

    Planning 2023: Reception with a briefing from the Minister of State (Housing and Planning), The Rt Hon Lucy Frazer KC MP

    18:30 - 20:30House of Commons, Westminster (Dining Room A)

    We are delighted to announce that our New Year Member’s Reception will take place on Tuesday 10th January 2023.

    To mark the start of the New Year, The Rt Hon Lucy Frazer KC MP will deliver the keynote address setting out her vision for the year ahead in planning, the direction of travel for new planning policy and her expectations of the sector over the medium term.

    We look forward to welcoming our members to the first in our new season of events (with thanks to Natalie Elphicke OBE MP, our sponsoring MP for the evening).



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