Webinar: Recent and Proposed Changes in Town Planning

Community Ventures was very proud to co-host a webinar with partners Planning House and Bevan Brittan on Wednesday 9th September.  The Webinar, entitled ‘Recent and Proposed Changes in Town Planning’, considered planning for the future, proposed changes to the current planning system, the effects of Covid-19 on planning and what’s next for planning, as well as a detailed overview on the Planning White Paper.

Key speakers were:

Chris Pipe, Owner/Director at Planning House, a Chartered Town Planner with substantial public and private sector experience, having been a Head of Planning in a local authority and UK Planning and Land Director for a large PLC.  Chris is an Associate with Community Ventures and runs an independent planning consultancy providing a wide range of planning services.  Chris was recognised as a 2020 Planning Woman of Influence.

Dalee Kaur, Partner at Bevan Brittan, a planning lawyer acting for both the public and private sector across a broad range of planning matters including applications for and objections to planning applications, planning appeals, development plan representations, planning and infrastructure agreements and compulsory purchase and regeneration schemes.  Dalee is recommended by Christopher Katkowski QC (leading planning Counsel) as one of the best planning solicitors in the business.  She is also the new London Planning Highways/Environment Lead for LLG  (Lawyers in Local Government).

Following presentations, there was an engaging and lively panel question and answer session.

The presentation shown at the event can be found here and a link to the recorded event can be accessed here.

Please find the Chris Young article on the new standardised method for calculating housing need  here.