With Rishi Sunak now in place as Prime Minister and Michael Gove returned to DLUCH, there remains work to be done in terms of planning focus and priorities, if the Government is to ensure the development industry plays the role it can in economic recovery, our route to net zero and the growing challenge of social inequality UK wide.
Here we bring together a familiar panel of podcast voices, who have joined us previously to debate this very topic and therefore do so in this new context.
What of Truss’s plans for planning should remain? If Investment Zones go, what should the alternatives be? With the Levelling Up and Regeneration Agenda back on the table, what does this mean for the industry? Is it time for more funding into planning departments? Any move on water nutrient neutrality? How can he aid the Affordable Housing Plan?
Featuring: Tom Martin, Quatro; Zack Simons, Landmark Chambers; Catriona Riddell, Catriona Riddell & Associates Ltd; Matthew Dawber, Barton Willmore, now Stantec; Iain Painting, Barton Willmore, now Stantec (Chair)