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.