Policy Forum for London

The future for planning in London - growth, sustainability and infrastructure

Morning, Wednesday, 16th May 2018

The Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DR


Timed as the GLA considers responses to its recently published draft London Plan - which includes proposals to increase the supply, affordability and density of new homes - this seminar will focus on the future for London’s planning framework, and its implications for the Capital’s growth, sustainability and infrastructure.

Delegates will consider what more the framework can do to help meet the needs of the Capital’s housing, transport, environment and economic development. 

Further sessions will discuss what London’s local communities and businesses need from the Mayor’s final plan, and the implications for London’s social infrastructure - looking at key issues around connectivity, culture, regeneration, urban design and public health.

The seminar will bring together senior officials from the GLA and central government departments, alongside representatives from developers, investors, lawyers, consultants, business associations, local authorities, and neighbourhood groups - as well as representatives of the national and trade media.

Guest of Honour

Darren Richards

Strategic Planning Manager, Greater London Authority

Guest of Honour

Darren Richards

Strategic Planning Manager, Greater London Authority

Keynote Speaker

Gill Steward

Chief Executive, London Borough of Bexley


Andrew Boff AM

Deputy Chair, Planning Committee, London Assembly

Nicky Gavron AM

Chair, Planning Committee, London Assembly


Kirsten Henly

Chief Executive, Kingston First

Sara Parkinson

Planning Director, Galliford Try Partnerships

Lucinda Turner

Director of Spatial Planning, Transport for London

Alice Roberts

Head of Green Spaces Campaigns, CPRE

Holly Lewis

Co-founding Partner, We Made That and Advocate, Good Growth by Design

Peter Matthew

Director of Housing, London Borough of Hounslow

Maggie Ellis

Coordinator EKTG and Lead Academic, Enterprises, London School of Economics and Political Science

John Gillett

Chairman, Mill Hill Neighbourhood Forum

Shifa Mustafa

Executive Director, Place, London Borough of Croydon