Environmental opportunities in planning, housing, development and infrastructure investment

Environment Analyst Development & Infrastructure is delighted to announce Building Sustainable Towns and Cities. This packed one day conference will analyse opportunities linked to the current housing crisis and policy initiatives on regional development, planning reform, urban regeneration and environmental protection. The event will bring together those working on the front-line delivering environmental solutions to share best practice with those charged with planning and building the cities of the future. It will feature key presentations on planning reform, brownfield policy, infrastructure requirements and housing market outlook.

"This Government is rewriting the rules on planning. With the major overhaul being published today, we’re giving councils and developers the backing they need to get more homes built more quickly."  Prime Minister Theresa May

Bringing together local authorities, planning consultants, architects, house builders, EIA consultants and contractors for one information-packed day, this event provides an opportunity to share first-hand experiences and solutions to many housing and development issues. A topical and up-to-date conference programme, combined with extensive networking and discussion opportunities and a focused exhibition, ensures you can make the most of your time out of the office. 

Building Sustainable Towns and Cities will draw upon the recently published National Planning Policy 2018, examining the policy changes; 85 of the proposals set out in the Housing White Paper and the budget whilst looking at how the challenges we face can be overcome:

  • Over 40 per cent of local planning authorities do not have a plan that meets the projected growth in households in their area;
  • The pace of development is too slow; and
  • The very structure of the housing market makes it harder to increase supply

This framework holds stark warnings for both local councils and developers with plans to penalise the latter who do not build homes quickly enough, whilst also highlighting that the Government may introduce sanctions for councils via the housing delivery test, stating that they will be held to account for the number of new homes delivered in their areas, not just the number planned for.

"Fundamental to building the homes our country needs is ensuring that our planning system is fit for the future." Secretary of State for Communities, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP

The white paper places the route cause for the lack of housing, unsurprisingly down to the fact that not enough homes are being built and has been building up over many decades, requiring a radical re-think to the approach to home building.

This new conference will look into the issues surrounding the current and future housing strategy, from site to occupation and managing the environmental challenges.

For local authority bookings and for group rates please call +44(0) 203 637 2191 or email sales@environment-analyst.com

Event sponsorship

Development & Infrastructure and Brownfield Briefing are inviting appropriate sponsors and exhibitors to this event and, in doing so, to benefit from a complete promotional package in the lead up to the live event itself. To learn more about the full range of exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities at this conference, download the 2018 Exhibitor and Sponsorship Pack here, call +44 (0)203 637 2191, email sales@environment-analyst.com or click on the button below.

Previous conference sponsors and exhibitors include:

nhbc  National-grid 

groundsure  Landmark