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Planning for housing - what you need to know


Published by Anonymous for Chartered Institute of Housing in Housing

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The planning system has been through some fundamental changes over the past three years. The National Planning Policy Framework, the Community Infrastructure Levy, the review of section 106 agreements, a new framework for local plans. All of these changes are having a fundamental impact upon the provision of new supply, including affordable housing.

Integrating the role of housing minister and planning minister into one role with the appointment of Brandon Lewis suggests the Government has recognised that planning difficulties present major challenges to house building. Integrating the roles may lead to improved decision making and policy outcomes.

This event will bring you up to date with all the latest developments and help you to negotiate your way through the planning system. Planning experts will offer an overview of the national picture, examining local plans, land supply and house building. They will explore what the biggest challenges are and how they vary across the country.

Cross-profession co-operation is at the heart of successful planning for housing and the delivery of more and better housing in the right locations is at the top of today's political agenda. Delegates will hear how barriers between planners, developers and other professions can be broken down and effective partnership working can ease the planning system.

Delegates will also hear how planning for housing in London has its own restrictions and challenges. It will look at recent strategies to improve planning in London and examine their successes and challenges.

Garden cities, reviewing section 106 and changing public opinion will all be covered at this event.

This event will inform debate, challenge current conceptions and offer innovative solutions to the planning issues that are restricting house building.

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