Thursday, 27th April 2017
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will consider the future for policy affecting planning and development in the Capital.
It is timed to facilitate engagement on the development of a new London Plan, which will set out the Mayor’s strategic spatial plan for areas such as housing, transport, environment and economic development, and will provide an overarching framework for local planning at borough level.
Sessions will focus on challenges and opportunities presented by the Mayor’s stated priorities for the London Plan, looking in particular at the future of land use and its relation to employment; intensifying housing near transport hubs; supporting heritage and the night-time economy; and delivering the Mayor’s aims for “good growth” - including the promotion of green spaces, affordability and social integration. Discussion is also expected on the possible implications of Brexit for planning - for example, on environmental impact assessments.
The conference also comes amid significant national policy developments impacting on planning in London, such as the Neighbourhood Planning Bill - which seeks to speed up and strengthen the neighbourhood planning process - and key devolution measures set out in the Autumn Statement, including the GLA’s £3.15bn affordable housing settlement, and the announcement of LEP funding to deliver local infrastructure.
It will bring together policymakers with frontline stakeholders from housing, planning and architecture, investors, transport providers, businesses and their legal advisors, local authorities, consumer and tenant groups, environment and sustainability campaigners, charities, consultants, regulators, and reporters from the national and trade press.