Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum (Online)
Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend
Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum (Online)

Planning policy in England - accelerating the planning process, and supporting the delivery of new housing and major infrastructure projects

30/04/2020
When: Thursday, 30 April 2020
AM
Where: Online

« Go to Upcoming Event List  

 

This conference will discuss the next steps for planning policy in England - focusing on challenges for accelerating the planning process, developing local plans, and priorities for supporting the delivery of new housing and major infrastructure projects.


It is timed to:


  • Assess progress in implementing the revised National Planning Policy Framework;  
  • Follow the Accelerated Planning Green Paper, which is expected later this year and will set out Government’s plans aimed at streamlining and speeding up the planning system; and
  • Consider the impact of the National Infrastructure Strategy, which is set to be published later this year.

Streamlining the planning process


With the Accelerated Planning Green Paper due to be released later this year, delegates will consider:


  • The practicalities of streamlining the planning process - with discussion on the impact on those involved in the process, including developers, local authorities, and communities;
  • Whether more support and resource is needed within the planning system to implement changes aimed at increasing capacity and capability within local planning authorities; and
  • What can be learnt from alternative planning systems in terms of streamlining the planning process.

Supporting the delivery of nationally significant infrastructure projects


With the Government’s National Infrastructure Strategy due later this year delegates will also assess:


  • How best to tackle obstacles faced during the planning process of national, regional, and large-scale infrastructure projects;
  • Priorities for balancing environmental, local, and economic interests; and
  • A case study from a major project and what can be learned from navigating the planning process.

Local planning and delivering new and affordable homes


Delegates will also discuss priorities for planning at a local level with discussion planned on:


  • How to diversify the type of homes being built to meet housing needs;
  • Priorities for developing local plans and capturing land value around the development of new infrastructure projects;
  • Supporting the delivery of affordable, green housing at a local level; and
  • The impact of the Government’s mandatory approach to biodiversity net gain.

This discussion takes place in the context of:


 

 

To find out more and book your place, please click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional bodies licensed to award the Chartered Environmentalist registration:

Society for the Environment
Davis Building, 189 Railway Terrace, 
Rugby, UK, CV21 3HQ.
© Copyright 2020 Society for the Environment. All rights reserved.

Privacy Statement

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some of these cookies are used for visitor analysis, others are essential to making our site function properly and improve the user experience. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Click Accept to consent and dismiss this message or Deny to leave this website. Read our Privacy Statement for more.