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14 September 2021 - Meeting the UK’s housing demand - Oral evidence

Committee Built Environment Committee
Inquiry Meeting the UK’s housing demand

Tuesday 14 September 2021

Start times: 9:45am (private) 10:00am (public)

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Planning experts give evidence to Lords housing demand inquiry

On Tuesday 14 September at 10.00am, the Built Environment Committee hears evidence from planning experts as part of its inquiry on meeting housing demand in the UK.

Meeting details

At 10:00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Meeting the UK’s housing demand
Executive Director, UK & Monaco at Rockwell Property
Planning Director at Savills
Chief Executive Officer at Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)

Possible questions include:

  • What part does the planning system play in identifying housing demand? In what ways does the current planning system in England act as a barrier to meeting demand?
  • Would the introduction of a zone-based planning system through Local Plans in England help meet housing demand?
  • What is your view on the advantages and disadvantages of the Government’s proposed Infrastructure Levy to replace Section 106 Agreements and the Community Infrastructure Levy? What impact might these changes have on meeting demand for affordable and retirement housing?
  • How should communities be engaged in the planning process?
  • How can skills shortages in the planning system, particularly within Local Planning Authorities, be addressed? Could new biodiversity and climate change requirements make skills shortages more acute?
  • How else should the planning system be shaped to help identify and meet housing demand? What could be done to help improve innovation in the planning system?


Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

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