Policy Forum for London

Priorities for the London Plan - land use, infrastructure and 'good growth'

Thursday, 27th April 2017

Central London

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 provide an overarching framework for local planning at borough level.

Sessions 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 agenda will also bring out discussion relating to national planning policy - in the context of the recent publication of the Housing White Paper, which puts forward proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework, and sets out measures to speed up development and intensify housing.

Discussion will also be informed by the current Neighbourhood Planning Bill, which aims to simplify the neighbourhood planning and compulsory purchase order processes - as well as the ongoing delivery of nationally significant infrastructure in the Capital.

The seminar 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.


Guests of Honour

Gavin Barwell MP

Minister of State for Housing and Planning and Minister for London

Colin Wilson

Senior Manager, Planning, Greater London Authority

Councillor Darren Rodwell

Executive Portfolio Holder for City Development, London Councils and Leader, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Guest of Honour

Colin Wilson

Senior Manager, Planning, Greater London Authority

Keynote Speakers

Councillor Darren Rodwell

Executive Portfolio Holder for City Development, London Councils and Leader, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Gavin Barwell MP

Minister of State for Housing and Planning and Minister for London

Chairs

Tony Devenish AM

Chair, Planning Committee, London Assembly

Nicky Gavron AM

Deputy Chair, Planning Committee, London Assembly

Speakers

David Biggs

Managing Director, Property, Network Rail

Roy Thompson

Director of Place, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

Richard Blyth

Head of Policy Practice and Research, Royal Town Planning Institute

Sara Parkinson

Programme Director, Planning and Development, London First

Henry Peterson

Chair, St Quintin and Woodlands Neighbourhood Forum

Simon Ricketts

Partner, Town Legal

Alice Roberts

Head of Green Space Campaigns, CPRE London

Lynne Miles

Deputy Director, What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth and Associate, Planning, Policy and Economics, Arup

Michael Meadows

Planning Director, British Land

Hilary Satchwell

Director, Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design