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Local Plan Masterclass
Practical guidance on developing, updating and adopting local plans that address housing needs
Thursday 08 October 2020
8th October 2020
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
Richard Kimblin QC
Local Plans: what do the proposals in “Planning for the Future” mean for the future of local plans?
Michael Bingham OBE
Deputy Director – Planning Reform
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Using the Housing Delivery Test and the new standard methodology for assessing housing needs to meet demand
How sensitive is the Housing Delivery Test in identifying local authorities that are falling short?
Producing action plans and identifying a 20% buffer for land development
What will the new standard methodology mean for site allocation and delivery?
What are the flaws in the new standard methodology for assessing housing needs?
How to identify deliverable sites to enable development
Morning break and networking
Updating your local plan under the new policy changes to meet housing targets in your local area
What requirements need to be met by local authorities in light of the policy changes?
Updating your local plan to meet the new NPPF guidance
Identifying a 5 year land supply to meet housing needs – small site allocations and entry-level exception sites
Identifying deliverable sites and the evidence that needs to be submitted with your plan
The reality of delivering new homes to reach the housing supply targets
What opportunities and challenges does the policy change present for different stakeholders and housing delivery?
The impacts of neighbourhood plans on meeting housing targets and enabling new development in relation to local plans
Using Local Plans in parallel with Neighbourhood Plans to identify housing needs and development sites
How can these two plans work together to achieve housing targets?
The impact of neighbourhood plans on local plans
The opportunities and constraints that the Green Belt has on meeting housing demands
Why are Local authorities reviewing their Green Belt?
What is the Government’s position on Green Belt release?
How much Green Belt has been released to date?
Green Belt studies – what are they are about and what are they used for?
How should the remaining Green Belt be enhanced?
When can exceptional circumstances be used to justify Green Belt release and how do you make a case for this?
Land Use Consultants
Associate Environmental Planner
Land Use Consultants
Lunch break and networking
Implications of the revised NPPF on developing the viability evidence to support local plans
The impacts of the requirements of the new NPPF guidance to determine viability at the local plan planning stage
What impacts does the changes in the viability requirements in light of the revised NPPF guidance have on developers and local authorities?
The challenges local authorities face when undertaking viability assessments
Best practice guidelines for conducting viability assessments of Local Plan policies
The proposed changes in the White Paper – is a nationally set single infrastructure tariff workable in practice?
Head of UK Development Consultancy, Senior Director
BNP Paribas Real Estate
Examinations of local plans – what common pitfalls do you need to avoid to prevent delays to your local plan?
Professional Lead for Local Plans
What challenges are local authorities facing in updating local plans and meeting housing targets?
What challenges and opportunities does the new NPPF guidance present for local authorities?
Will the new NPPF guidance speed up house delivery?
How can we address lack of resources to enable local authorities to build housing and enable delivery?
Using joint planning between neighbouring authorities to help accelerate housing delivery
Joint Director of Planning & Economic Development
Cambridge City Council
Afternoon break and networking
Working with local authorities to enable housing delivery
What are the principles of the White Paper proposals?
What challenges and opportunities does the White Paper present?
How can local authorities and developers work collaboratively to deliver more houses?
Director, FA - Real Estate
Panel discussion: What do new proposals mean for local plans?
Proposed changes to local plan - what do these mean and what will be the impact?
Will the proposals enable faster housing delivering?
Why does the gap between the planning permissions granted and homes delivered remain significant?
Planning and Public Law Barrister
39 Essex Chambers
Mark Westmoreland Smith
Francis Taylor Building
John Litton QC
Chair’s closing remarks
Close of conference
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