Events (Not) Homes Alone - BPF/POS Conference 2021

(Not) Homes Alone - BPF/POS Conference 2021


Online Only

Date & Time:
01 Dec 2021
09:30 - 14:00

Event Type:

Partner Event

This event is open to Members and Non-Members.

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Event Details

We regret that given the developments over the past week regarding the Omicron variant this event will now be online only. While the programme remains the same, we understand that there will be disappointment that we are not able to meet face-to-face and network. Online joining instructions will be sent to all participants, please contact if you would like more information.


Join the British Property Federation and Planning Officers Society for our sixth joint annual planning conference!  The conference will explore:  

  • The next steps for the government’s long-awaited Planning Bill 
  • The application of the National Model Design Code at the local level 
  • How the proposed Infrastructure Levy will work in practice 



OPENING SESSION (09.30 – 10.20)

10.00 – Welcome from Addleshaw Goddard, Leona Ahmed, Partner, Head of London Office, Addleshaw Goddard 

10.05: KEYNOTE SPEAKER - ‘Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town’
Simon Gallagher, Director of Planning, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

SESSION ONE (10.20 – 11.15) Hold on for deer life - Where next for the government’s long awaited Planning Bill?   

Chaired by: Marnix Elsenaar, Partner, Head of Planning & Infrastructure Consenting Team, Addleshaw Goddard  


  • Iain Painting, Senior Partner, Barton Willmore 
  • Claire Dutch, Partner, Co-Head of Planning and Environment, Ashurst,  
  • Steve Barton, Strategic Planning Manager, Ealing Council

 Break (11.15 – 11.30)  

SESSION TWO (11.30 – 12.25) Quality Street – The new National Model Design Code and lessons learnt from the pilot testing programme   

Chaired by: Ian Fletcher, Director of Policy (Real Estate), British Property Federation  


  • Sara Whelan, Policy Manager, Planning Officers Society
  • Wing Lau, Planning Team Leader - Old Kent Road Regeneration, Southwark Council
  • Vaughn Horsman, Design Director, Farrells 
  • Craig Tabb, Board Director, DP9 

  Break (12:25 – 13:10)  

SESSION THREE (13.00 – 14.00) “Driving Home for Christmas” - can the new proposed Infrastructure Levy work in practice?   

Chaired by: Faraz Baber, Operations Director, Midlands & South East, RPS  


  • Sarah Hodge, Managing Associate, Planning & Infrastructure Consenting Team, Addleshaw Goddard 
  • Mike Kiely, Chair of the Board, Planning Officers Society  
  • Mark Skilbeck, Planning Director, Taylor Wimpey

  Close (14.00)  

Leona Ahmed

Head of London Office
Addleshaw Goddard 

Simon Gallagher

Director of Planning
Department for Levelling Up
Housing and Communities

Marnix Elsenaar

Head of Planning & Infrastructure Consenting Team
Addleshaw Goddard  

Iain Painting

Senior Partner
Barton Willmore 

Claire Dutch

Co-Head of Planning and Environment

Steve Barton

Strategic Planning Manager
Ealing Council

Ian Fletcher

Director of Policy (Real Estate)
British Property Federation  

Sara Whelan

Policy Manager
Planning Officers Society 

Faraz Baber

Operations Director
Midlands & South East, RPS  

Sarah Hodge

Managing Associate
Planning & Infrastructure Consenting Team
Addleshaw Goddard 

Mike Kiely

Chair of the Board
Planning Officers Society

Mark Skilbeck

Planning Director
Taylor Wimpey

Vaughn Horsman

Design Director


Wing Lau

Planning Team Leader - Old Kent Road Regeneration

Southwark Council

Craig Tabb

Board Director


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