Revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework

Confirmed speaker:

  • Richard Blyth, Head of Policy and Practice, RTPI
  • Rachel Clements, Senior Planner, Lichfields
  • Gilian Macinnes, Planning and Placemaking Advisor, Gilian Macinnes Associates
  • Nicholas Boys Smith, Director, Create Streets
  • Sam Bensted, Policy Officer, British Property Federation
  • Cathryn Tracey, Senior Associate, Burges Salmon
  • Cllr Ric Pallister OBE, Leader, South Somerset District Council (event chair)


On 5th March, the Government set out its proposals for an overhaul of the current National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), which has been in place since 2012. The Government's reforms include the introduction of a new Housing Delivery Test for Local Planning Authorities (LPAs), greater accountability for developers over affordable housing and infrastructure, as well as a more transparent planning process. The overall aim of the reforms is to speed up the planning process and ensure more planning permissions result in completed developments.

Join Westminster Briefing on 14th June for an up to date brief on the Government's reforms to the National Planning Policy Framework, and to examine how LPAs and developers can work more effectively together to ensure more homes are built.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Changes relating to the development of local plans
  • Assessing housing need
  • Achieving Sustainable Development
  • Measures to speed up the delivery of new developments
  • NPPF and Affordable Housing
  • Reforms to viability assessments
  • Maintaining strong protections for the environment
  • New quality and design standards
  • Turning planning permissions into completed developments
  • Ensuring planning conditions do not cause unnecessary delays to the delivery of new developments
  • Getting the right infrastructure in place to support development

The Event:

The morning session will examine the key changes contained in the revised National Planning Policy Framework.

The afternoon session will focus on how LPAs and developers can work together more effectively to help turn more planning permissions into completed developments. 

Who Should Attend?

Anyone with an interest in the planning process, including: local government planning officers; elected members; developers; consultants; surveyors and solicitors.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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Thursday 14th June 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each
Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Above prices exclude VAT

Background Quote

The gap between permissions granted and homes built is still too large. The new, fairer planning rules we’re publishing today will help to close it.

The Prime Minister, Rt Hon Theresa May MP, 5 March 2018

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