Events Our events Annual Conference: 'Time for a new planning system?' Taking place the day after the Government is due to announce its Housing White Paper, this conference provides a timely opportunity to ask whether we need a fundamental re-think about the way we plan. Our planning system is not creating the affordable homes, high quality places and resliance to climate change and flooding that our nation needs. There have been numerous piecemeal changes to planning during the last few years. However, few people have stopped to ask the big questions. What is planning for? Who should benefit from it? And, ultimately, what sort of country do we want? Keynote speakers: Rt Hon Lord Heseltine, 'Reframing the debate: what are we planning for?' and Sir Michael Lyons, 'Delivering the homes we need - are we on the right track?' Sponsors: Confirmed speakers and outline agenda: Sandra Fryer, TCPA trustee - Chair Session 1: keynote speech Sir Michael Lyons, 'Delivering the homes we need - are we on the right track?' Session 2: English planning in crisis? Dr Hugh Ellis, Interim Chief Executive, TCPA Naomi Luhde-Thompson, Friends of the Earth, 'Will planning help deliver the sustainable energy we need?' William Upton, barrister, 6 Pump Court, 'The legal perspective' Session 3: new approaches Dr Wei Yang, Managing Director, Wei Yang + Partners, 'Let's aim high and create amazing places' Daniel McDonnell, Healthy New Towns Team, NHS England, 'Healthy new towns: what are they and why do they matter?' Stefan Webb, Head of Projects, Future Cities Catapult, 'Creating a more data-driven and digitally delivered planning system' Session 4: keynote speech: Rt Hon Lord Heseltine, 'Reframing the debate: what are we planning for?' Session 5: The Housing White Paper - is it enough? Rt Hon Nick Raynsford, President, TCPA Cllr David Walsh, Deputy Leader, North Dorset District Council, Cllr John Gardner, Deputy Leader, Stevenage Borough Council Session 6: Looking ahead Dr Hugh Ellis, Interim Chief Executive, TCPA, 'The Raynsford Review' Ticket prices: TCPA members: £180.00 inc vat Non-members: £420.00 inc vat. You can book and pay for your ticket by card now, or choose to be invoiced. Booking for this event has now closed.