RTPI Housing, Regeneration & Growth: Tackling the Housing Crisis

Organiser: Bev Watson, RTPI
Location: Manchester Meeting Place, University of Manchester
Phone: 0161 604 7799

This event will consider the changing context in planning for housing, including meeting the requirements of emerging revised planning guidance. We will consider the current state of the housing market, asking whether we are experiencing another boom, as well as the outcome of government programmes such as the Help To Buy scheme. We will also be looking, in our centenary year, at how current trends relate to historic problems around planning for housing.

The day starts at 9am and ends at 5pm.


The 'Planning for Housing' Challenge – what we need and why? – Sarah Wozencroft, associate director, Indigo Planning

The state of the housing market – a house builder's perspective – Andrew Whitaker, planning director, Home Builders Federation

Viability – Derek Nesbitt, director, DTZ

Community Engagement – Paul Boyfield, Lexington communications

Meeting housing need through greenfield development – David Hodgson, development project manager, Commercial Estates Group

Meeting housing need through brownfield development – Nik Puttnam, head of development, Salford City Council

Testing Soundness – Bob Pritchard, principle associate, Eversheds

Soundness in practice – an LPA example – Jonathan Noad, development plans manager, St Helens Council

Chairman – Doug Hann, director, Indigo Planning


  • RTPI members – £95 +VAT (£114.00)
  • Non-RTPI members – £100 +VAT (£120.00)
  • Retired RTPI members – £47.50 +VAT (£57.00)
  • Limited subsidised places are available for unwaged members and students on full time RTPI accredited courses – £30.00 +VAT (£36.00)

Cancellations must be received at least 7 days before the event or may be subject to a £20 cancellation fee. No refund will be given for non-attendance but substitutions are acceptable at any time.

For more information or to book, please contact Bev Watson on or telephone 0161 604 7799.