Upcoming Events

In line with Government rules, and to ensure the safety of our members and supporters, Planning Futures has suspended all face to face events for the time being. We will, however, be bringing our membership events online, with an exciting new programme due to begin from the 20th of May.
Please continue to monitor this page for further updates.

  • Thu

    What’s the Plan? - Local Plans and Covid-19

    9:00 amZoom Webinar

    Hannah David (Chair) - Planning Futures; Anna Rose - PAS; Killian Garvey - Kings Chambers; Ciara Whelehan (LB Brent)

    Local Development Plans set out a framework for development within a local area addressing needs and opportunities for housing, infrastructure, community facilities and the local economy (whilst also ensuring our environment is protected etc).

    This event will focus on the potential impact of Covid-19 on local planning frameworks. Whilst it may take some time before the full long-term effects of the crisis are known, many commentators are predicting lasting changes to how and where we live and work. For instance, some have argued that long term demand for office space in our city centres will decrease, that the decline in the high Street will be accelerated, and that many workers will look to leave crowded and expensive cities such as London.

    This may bring about a dramatic change in the underlying assumptions that have informed Local Plans, both published and in process.

    This poses many important questions for Local Authorities across the Country and for the development community. This event will therefore explore how Local Authorities seeking to develop fresh strategic policies and/or keeping existing plans under review, should react in the short, medium and long term.

    Our panellists will specifically explore how plans should be adapted to reflect:

    • The impact on Housing Need;
    • Economic changes within localities due to the downturn in the economy (impacting on viability; affordability etc);
    • Changing transport priorities


    Please register using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CNoaUSnFRyqerBieHB1r3Q


  • Tue

    A Q and A with the Rt Hon. Christopher Pincher MP, Minister of State for Housing

    0815 - 0930amCentral Hall, Westminster/Zoom - To be confirmed


    We are delighted to be joined by the Rt Hon. Chris Pincher MP, Minister of State for Housing who will give members a briefing on emerging planning policy as the Government considers the responses to the various planning consultations that have taken place this year.


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