EVENT: A new planning environment – and what it means for development and levelling up agenda?

Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove recently unveiled the government’s strategy to close the gap between rich and poor areas of the UK and improve opportunities over the next eight years.

But does the strategy go far enough to facilitate a new wave of projects that will make a positive contribution to the levelling up agenda, or will we see more developments falter at the planning stage?

TheBusinessDesk.com in partnership with law firm CMS have brought together a panel of experts from the planning, development and public sector communities to discuss the prospects for development and levelling up in 2022 and beyond.

To book your place register here.

This free to attend in-person event taking place on 24th March 2022, 8am – 10am, at KPMG, 1 St Peter’s Square, Manchester, will explore the following:

  • What are the new planning reforms and what do they mean for towns/cities and developers
  • What the plans are for a zonal planning system
  • Is the current planning system hampering the speed of building new quality homes?
  • How do we rethink the planning system that is fit for the 21st Century

Panelists include:

Iain Jenkinson, Executive Director and Co-Lead UK Planning at CBRE

John Searle, Strategic Director of Place at Salford City Council

Chris Bowes, Partner, Planning Practice, CMS

Phil Mayall, Regional Director, Muse Developments

Chair: Shelina Begum, TheBusinessDesk.com

To book your place register here.