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.

The aim of the seminar is to:

  • explore practical considerations and improve understanding of viability and infrastructure planning policy requirements;
  • provide guidance on, and illustrate examples of, how these requirements can be applied, including through the use of modelling tools, in the planning of new large-scale communities, and;
  • help attendees to manage and overcome issues of viability with developers and others involved in the process.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Peter Freeman, Non-Executive Director, Argent
  • John Wacher, S106 and Development Viability Manager, Islington Borough Council 
  • Katy Lock, Garden Cities and New Towns Advocate, TCPA
  • Stephen Hill, Northern Co-ordinator, HCA ATLAS
  • Steve Hornblow, Project Director, North West Bicester, A2Dominion
  • Gilian Macinnes, TCPA Trustee

Download the programme here.

This seminar is part of the TCPA New Communities Group (NCG) programme of events. The NCG consists of local authorities and development corporations bringing forward large-scale new developments, from Garden City inspired new towns and villages to urban regeneration and extension schemes. Further information on joining the NCG is available here.

Who should attend?

This event is for planners in policy and development management, infrastructure providers, government agency officials, local authority officers and members, developers and private sector consultants – all those involved in delivering high-quality, sustainable and healthy new communities.

Booking for this event has now closed.