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Evidence session on planning reform with construction sector and local authority representatives

6 November 2020

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee continues its inquiry into the planning system in England on Monday 9 November as part of its inquiry into the future of the planning system in England.

 

Purpose of the session

The session will examine Government proposals to reform the planning system from the perspective of the construction sector and regional strategic planners.

The session will examine how the planning system can be reformed to boost levels of housebuilding, encourage development and ensure high quality homes that meet the needs of local areas. It will also examine the impact of Government proposals to improve design and protect cultural heritage, as well as increasing the say communities have in local development. The Committee will also investigate how well prepared the building industry and local authorities are for reforms to the planning system and what preparations will need to be made in advance of implementation.

Witnesses

Monday 9 November

From 4.00pm

  • Brian Berry, Chief Executive, Federation of Master Builders
  • Kate Henderson, Chief Executive, National Housing Federation
  • Philip Barnes, Group Land and Planning Director, Barratt Developments

From 5.00pm

  • Lisa Fairmaner, Head of London Plan and Growth Strategies, Greater London Authority
  • Andrew Longley, Head, North Northamptonshire Joint Planning and Delivery Unit

Further information

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