The TCPA's 2018 annual conference will focus on how we deliver better planning, better housing and better places, with high-profile speakers from the public and private sectors, including policy makers and politicians from national and local government, developers, consultants, academics, community leaders and many others.

Our annual conference is the highlight of the TCPA's events calendar, attracting a large and influential audience and providing an excellent opportunity to learn from and network with an informed and engaged group of people, each with a passion to create great places.

Housing Minister, Kit Malthouse MP, will be delivering the opening keynote speech at the 2018 conference.

The conference will also feature a speech from the TCPA's President, the Rt Hon Nick Raynsford, who will present findings from the TCPA's Raynsford Review of Planning, setting out positive ideas for creating the new homes and thriving, sustainable and well-connected places the nation needs. 

The TCPA is grateful to the following for supporting this conference:


Registration: 10:00

Conference starts: 10:30

Conference ends: 17:00


Confirmed speakers and agenda:

Ministerial keynote speech: Kit Malthouse MP, Minister of State for Housing

Session 1: The English planning system today

Lessons from the Raynsford Review: Rt Hon Nick Raynsford, President, TCPA

Session 2: Responses

Cllr Lib Peck, Leader, Lambeth Council

Tom Fyans, Director of Policy and Campaigns, CPRE

Julia Foster, Managing Partner, David Lock Associates

Cllr Linda Haysey, Leader, East Herts District Council

Session 3: Ideas and opportunities

A: Time to introduce land-value capture?

Rose Grayston, Policy Manager, Shelter

Professor Tony Crook CBE, Emeritus Professor of Town and Regional Planning, University of Sheffield

(Speakers to be confirmed)

B: Time for a new approach to planning education?

Dr Wei Yang, Chairman, Wei Yang & Partners

Richard Blyth, Head of Policy and Practice, Royal Town Planning Institute

Elsie Owusu OBE, Principal, Elsie Owusu Architects

Finn Williams, Co-founder and CEO, Public Practice

Session 4: Looking to the future

Roberta Blackman Woods MP, Shadow Planning Minister

Lindsey Richards, Head of Planning, Enabling and Development, Homes England

Dr Hugh Ellis, Head of Policy and Interim Chief Executive, TCPA

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