Our Events


We organise various planning policy and public affairs events on industry-related topics


Upcoming events

We are currently looking at organising events this year with various topics on the agenda including the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, Planning Reforms, Garden Communities, Impact of COVID on housing and communities and climate change all potential topics.

Local Government Reforms have not gone away with a white paper still expected later this year. These were a manifesto promise and so are likely to be implemented before the next General Election.


Previous events

We hosted three events last autumn around the Government’s ambitious reforms of both the planning system and local government structure. Events included

  • National overview of planning and local government reforms in conjunction with Knight Frank Planning.
  • Impact in Essex of local government reforms with Strutt & Parker
  • Impact in Surrey of local government with Vail Williams.


Last year’s events

We organised a series of live planning events in April and May to hear directly from council leaders and portfolio holders on what arrangements they had put in place to ensure planning and plan making processes continued amidst the pandemic. These included:

  • East Hertfordshire District Council with Cllr Linda Haysey, council leader. A write-up of the event can be found here.
  • Tendring District Council with Cllr Carlo Guglielmi, deputy leader. A write-up of the event can be found here.
  • Epping Forest District Council with Cllr John Philip, portfolio holder for planning.
  • St Albans City and District Council with Cllr Chris White, council leader. A write-up of the event can be found here.
  • Maidstone Borough Council with Cllr Clive English, chairman of the council planning committee. A write-up of the event can be found here.
  • Guildford Borough Council with Cllr Jan Harwood, Deputy Leader and Lead Councillor for Climate Change. A write-up of the event can be found here.