Process and legislation: Changes to the NPPF, S106, the Infrastructure Levy and digitalisation of the planning process
Housing & Greenbelt: Avoiding appeals, housing delivery tests and a review of the Greenbelt
Climate change and sustainability: What role does planning have in delivering the climate change agenda? Including impacts of the environment Bill and target for Biodiversity +10%
Placemaking & Health: The renewal of town centres and the future of office working, as well as the role does planning plays in reducing health spending
Transport & Logistics: Planning for the continued expansion and reliance on logistics
The drive to Net Zero: How can sustainability permeate strategy
Why was this conference important?
Central Government and local neighbourhoods alike were pressing for higher quality designed buildings, schemes that reflected the needs of communities and more sustainable place making. This pressure on the planning sector was compounded by the need to tackle the nation’s ongoing housing crisis and an increasing number of environmental issues and considerations affecting new developments.
Planners today must understand their role in helping deliver on the nation’s carbon neutral targets through a greater understanding of how technological and social trends will shape the future built environment. At the same time and in order to achieve this, there exists an opportunity for the sector to embrace technology and automation on a much wider scale in order optimise their operational, engagement and spatial planning activities.
3 REASONS YOU SHOULD have BEen THERE:
Reflective of the ‘new normal’, this virtual conference was held digitally using our new online platform. The platform delivered all of the elements of a live event and more including; high level and strategic content, Q&A interaction and opportunities to network with fellow attendees and speakers.
HEAR IT FROM OUR PREVIOUS SPEAKERS
“A housing crisis and need to house our children – emotive and real issues facing us all. Holistic change is needed…we need to discuss pragmatic change – review, release and reuse, re-imposition and revitalise.”
“Plan-led and infrastructure-led delivery of growth is key to enabling us to try and keep communities on side with delivering to meet our needs…we need to openly discuss [industry changes] in forums like the National Planning Summit where our priorities for infrastructure lie in the future – this will in turn significantly change what gets funded and how.”
head of Planning at Brighton & Hove City Council
“To deliver ambitious plans for housing and new development it is essential that we work with our politicians and citizens, as early as possible, to build understanding, consensus and ownership. To make progress we need to build trust and ensure we work together, in partnership.”