Events Real Estate Live UK: Planning for recovery in 2021 and beyond

Real Estate Live UK: Planning for recovery in 2021 and beyond


Date & Time:
25 Feb 2021
11:30 - 12:30

Event Type:

Partner Event

This event is open to Members and Non-Members.

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Event Details

Covid-19 continues to redefine how we use our town centres, and the impact is likely to be felt for years to come. The planning system will be pivotal in supporting our town centres to navigate this impact in both the short and long term, to ensure:

  • town centres can be more responsive and better adapt to emerging trends that are shaping how businesses operate, and changing consumer habits and community needs; and that

  • the built environment can facilitate new investment and innovation, and underpin future economic and greener growth, as well as social wellbeing for communities across the UK.

In this webinar we will explore:

  • Current emergency support – including longer construction hours and planning permission extensions – is due to expire in March. Does this support need to be extended?
  • Remote working’s implications for planning – by adopting technology, has the planning system become more efficient and inclusive?
  • Planning White Paper ambitions & delivery – to what degree do the proposed planning reforms support the Government’s ambitions for town centres of the future, housing delivery and the battle against climate change? Will the planning system be able to keep up with the seismic shift in how we use our urban centres as a result of Covid-19?
  • Can PDR deliver the sort of high-quality placemaking that will be vital to success?

  • How can climate risk be integrated into the strategic decision-making – by both the public and private sector – to ensure planning decisions today will be sustainable for decades to come?


Register here.

Chair: Joanne Dennis-Jones

National Head of Planning 
GL Hearn 

Lynda Shillaw

Chief Executive 
Harworth Group plc 

Jessica Bowles

Director of Strategy  

Hugh Ellis

Director of Policy 
Town and Country Planning Association 

Ian Fletcher

Director of Real Estate Policy 
British Property Federation