More houses – but where and for whom ?
Local planning policies are needed more than ever if housing needs are to be met. Neighbourhood Development Plans and Community Land Trusts also have a crucial role to play, provided that sites are brought forward at sensible prices.
Come and hear what Professor Stephen Walker has to say about housing developers and their profits, provision of affordable housing and contesting viability. Stephen is an economist with a specialist knowledge of land, planning and housing development who has taught and conducted research which has informed national and local planning and housing policies, while also advising The Planning Inspectorate on the conduct and evaluation of viability assessments.