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Digital Workshop 2: Managing the Design and Planning Process

The Housing Forum through its Councils Network will be delivering a series of best practice workshops reserved exclusively for council development practitioners, development managers and others working directly for councils or via delivery vehicles.

The second workshop on ‘Managing the Design and Planning Process will look at key considerations on effectively project managing the design and planning process and your design and consultant  team, ensuring key project outcomes, planning and development risks are considered at the right time to ensure success.


Expert Presentation 1: Neill Campbell and Katie Parsons – Architectural Partner and Director at BPTW – Managing the design process effectively with using clear project gateways, illustrated through the RIBA Stages utilising relevant examples

Expert Presentation 2: Gerry Cassidy, Planning Consultancy Partner at BPTW – Managing the planning process, pre-empting and overcoming key local authority planning issues

Council Case Studies on good practice and lessons learnt from:

· Adam Tucker, Head of Housing Enabling and Development, London Borough of Sutton (previously at LB Camden and LB Newham)

· Jason Green, Senior Regeneration Officer, and Daniel Kinghorn, Principal Design Officer, Leeds City Council

Breakout session:

Workshop groups facilitated by The Housing Forum, Presenters and Councils Network sponsor representatives – The groups discussion will be structured following the key themes of the presentations, and all attendees are encouraged to participate and share their experience – held under Chatham House Rules.

These workshops are supported by The Housing Forum’s Local Councils Advisory Group which provide valuable insights supporting our events and networking content.

These digital workshops are strictly non-promotional and are reserved exclusively for council development practitioners  – development managers and others –  either working directly for councils or via delivery vehicles, who are looking to develop knowledge on pertinent themes and common issues. Attendees are encouraged to participate and share their experience.  These workshops will be exclusively online which best supports interaction across the country.

workshop partner: BPTW

Future workshops

Following key stages of the development process

(If you work for a council and have a brief case study you could provide please let us know and expert presentations from other supporters of The Housing Forum Councils Network will also be considered)

 (Date TBC ) Digital Workshop 3: Procurement – A focus on the type of procurement to consider during the development process including procuring consultants and contractors and looking at procurement strategies to get the best outcomes.

 (Date TBC ) Digital Workshop 4: Construction – Focus on managing the  construction process covering contracting, design issues, budget and programme management

Featured image: BPTW, Creek Road

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