Unlocking housing delivery: What do we n...

Unlocking housing delivery: What do we need from the English planning system?


Housing Today will be hosting a webinar on Monday 24th June 2024 (2:00pm - 3:00pm)



Webinar info:

The English planning system plays a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of housing delivery, yet it often is seen as the cause of challenges and barriers that hinder the efficient provision of homes for communities across the country. 

As the demand for housing continues to outstrip supply, there is an urgent need to assess and enhance the effectiveness of the planning system to facilitate the delivery of much-needed housing. Join us for an insightful webinar as we explore the key considerations and reforms necessary to unlock housing delivery in England through an improved planning framework.

Discussion points include:

  1. Assessing the English planning system: Examining the strengths and weaknesses of the existing planning system in facilitating housing delivery, including regulatory frameworks, planning processes, and decision-making mechanisms.
  2. Streamlining planning processes: Discussing strategies to streamline planning processes, reduce bureaucracy, and expedite the approval of housing developments while maintaining high-quality design and sustainability standards.
  3. Addressing barriers to development: Identifying common barriers to housing delivery within the planning system, such as resourcing, infrastructure requirements, community objections, and legal challenges, and exploring solutions to overcome them.
  4. Promoting collaboration and engagement: Highlighting the importance of collaboration and engagement between local authorities, developers, communities, and other stakeholders in the planning process to ensure inclusive and sustainable development.
  5. Incorporating sustainability and design principles: Exploring the integration of sustainability principles, design quality standards, and placemaking considerations into the planning system to create vibrant, resilient, and inclusive communities.
  6. Future directions and policy recommendations: Discussing potential reforms and policy recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of the English planning system in unlocking housing delivery and addressing the evolving needs of society.