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TCPA Housing Seminar New opportunities for local authorities - housing delivery vehicles, partnerships & innovation
08 September 2016

This timely half-day seminar will highlight the tremendous opportunity for councils to play a full and active role in planning, delivery and managing homes on a meaningful scale. Through case studies and a legal perspective, the seminar will provide an overview of how local authorities can meet their local housing need through exploring the current policy framework, challenges, opportunities and solutions available.

TCPA Summer Conference 'Brownfield, green belt, greenfield - where should we build the homes that we need?'
15 September 2016

Theresa May and her ministers have re-confirmed that the Government wants a major programme of house-building. While there is widespread agreement that this should be done there is little agreement about where new homes should be built. There are three types of land that could be developed: brownfield, green belt and greenfield. This conference will explore the pros and cons of each option. Book now to have your say in what promises to be a very lively discussion.

Planning for connectivity: smart technology and transport in new large-scale developments
19 October 2016

This half-day seminar will provide an opportunity to learn about planning for smart technology and transport in new large-scale developments. It will explore how the use of technology by individuals and communities can help shape more efficient and effective urban planning and design for transport, and how towns and cities can facilitate physical and digital connectivity.

Assessing viability in large-scale developments and Garden Cities
17 November 2016

Bringing forward the development of successful large-scale new communities requires a fundamental understanding of development economics, and how to integrate infrastructure planning within the planning and development process. The National Planning Policy Framework requires a consideration of viability when preparing evidence to support local plans and decision-making. But achieving development viability and providing the necessary investment in new infrastructure does not mean compromising on quality or on delivering on sustainable development objectives across the local area; rather, it involves maximising the potential of the local area and the site.

TCPA Annual Conference, 'Time for a new planning system?'
24 November 2016

The Housing and Planning Bill will be the latest in a succession of significant changes to Planning in England. By the end of 2016 will it be possible to take stock and assess what the cumulative impact of these changes mean in practice.

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