Changing the culture of planning: Delivering the Government’s reforms
A joint breakfast seminar with GL Hearn to discuss the changing culture of planning. With Ministers clearly laying the responsibility for the success of the latest planning reforms on local planning authorities and calling for ‘cultural change’ in planning departments, we will explore what that means in practice, and what actually needs to happen to help convert the planning system - from one often seen as containing too many barriers to one that prioritises opportunities.The event will launch the results of GL Hearn’s research into planning decision making in London and the first Annual Planning Survey of both public and private sectors, conducted by GL Hearn and the BPF.We will take this opportunity to consider the need for innovation on the ground and examine what that might be, using examples of best practice from both sectors.
08.00 Registration and coffee
08.30 Introduction & Welcome
Alastair Crowdy, National Head of Planning, Development and Regeneration, GL Hearn
08.35 Setting the scene
Shaun Andrews, Head of Investor and Developer Planning, GL Hearn
Key findings from the Annual Planning Survey and research into planning decision making in London. Exploring the key areas that are considered to be in need of change by both the private and public sectors.
08.50 The Government’s objectives
Steve Quartermain, Chief Planner for England, DCLG
What do Ministers mean by ‘cultural change’ and how do they expect planning authorities to respond?
09.05 The applicant’s view
Adrian Penfold, Head of Planning and Corporate Responsibility, British Land
In what areas does change need to happen and what examples are there of where it is being successfully delivered?
09.15 The LPA’s view
London Planning Authority (TBC)
A view of the chances of change from the inside. What are the opportunities for change and what is already working?
09.25 The GLA’s role
Stewart Murray, recently appointed Assistant Director of Planning for the Mayor of London
How the GLA can help LPAs and applicants learn the lessons of others to ensure change is delivered across the Capital.
Facilitated by Liz Peace, Chief Executive, British Property Federation
10.05 Conclusions and next steps
Liz Peace, Chief Executive, British Property Federation
A round up of practical suggestions from the debate and how to develop them into a useful guide.
To attend this free event please RSVP by Friday 14 September to GL Hearn email@example.com