1st Annual (2020)

Local Plan Masterclass

Tuesday 12 May 2020

1st Annual (2020)

Local Plan Masterclass

Practical guidance on developing, updating and adopting local plans that address housing needs
Tuesday 12 May 2020 Dentons, London
This practical event will provide you with expert advice on developing, updating and the examination of local plans. Whatever stage your local plan, receive practical guidance to speed up the delivery which will enable you to meet housing targets in your local area. Attend to hear detailed guidance on all aspects of local plan development including the new standard methodology for assessing housing needs, reviewing green belt release and conducting viability assessments which will enable quicker plan and housing delivery.

Highlights of attending:


  • Understand the impacts that the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) will have on housing delivery and local plans
  • Explore how you can develop, update and review your local plan, in line with the revised NPPF guidance, to meet your housing targets
  • Understand how to use the Housing Delivery Test and new standard methodology for assessing housing needs
  • Discover how your local plans will be examined and what requirements will need to be met to allow for a successful plan adoption, avoiding common pitfalls and delays
  • Hear from local authorities what challenges they are facing including how to address a lack of resources to enable faster housing delivery
  • Consider the opportunities and constraint of Green Belt land in meeting housing demands

Some of the organisations who have attended similar events:

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
Barratt London
Bruton Knowles
Bracknell Forest Council
Burges Salmon
Cambridge City Council
Canon House Properties
Carter Jonas
Dacorum Borough Council
Devon County Council
Dorset County Council
Drax Power
East Hampshire District Council

East Sussex County Council
Elmbridge Borough Council
Enfield Council
Essex County Council
Falcon Chambers
FHP Property Consultants
Greater London Authority
Horsham District Council
Huntingdonshire District Council
Legal and General Homes
Lincolnshire County Council
London Borough of Bexley
London Borough of Bromley
London Borough of Hackney
London Borough of Havering
London Borough of Newham

London Borough of Waltham Forest
Mott MacDonald
Planning Advisory Service
Somerset County Council
South Gloucestershire Council
South Norfolk Council
The Planning Inspectorate
Transport for London
Urbanist Architecture
West Sussex County Council
Wokingham Borough Council
Worcestershire County Council
Wycombe District Council

Register more than one attendee and receive a 15% discount.

Very informative, up to date guidance provided and great range of speakers from both sectors.

Interested in sponsoring?

To find out more about sponsoring , please click on the link below.

Why should I attend

This event will be your opportunity to hear the latest advice on developing and updating local plans to meet housing needs while exploring the common challenges that both developers and local authorities face throughout local plan development and housing delivery.

You will benefit from hearing the latest insight on the most pressing issues within the industry including the sensitivity of the Housing Delivery Test, the opportunities and constrains of the green belt on meeting housing demands, the impacts of neighbourhood plans, and how to overcome the challenges encountered when conducing viability assessments.

Who will I meet?

  • Local authorities
  • The planning Inspectorate
  • Developers
  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local
  • Government
  • Planning consultants
  • Planning lawyers

Good opportunity to network and catch up on the latest developments.



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