Breakfast Briefing

Housing and Planning Reform: Collaborating to Meet Future Needs

We are delighted to welcome an expert panel from across the sectors including Joanna Key, Director General, Regeneration, Housing and Planning, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Clare Miller, Group Chief Executive, Clarion Housing Group and Jeremy Castle, Director, Planning & Development Adviser within Deloitte Real Assets Advisory.

Date & time

21 Feb 2024

08:00 - 10:00

Attendance type

Hybrid (Online and In Person)

Where

Central London and Virtual

Price

Free

Theme(s)

Infrastructure

Economic growth and prosperity

When registering for this event you can choose whether you would prefer to attend in-person or virtually. Please note in-person capacity is limited, and any members we are unable to accommodate face-to-face will be offered the opportunity to join virtually. The livestream will run from 08:30 – 09:30.

Following the Levelling-up and Regeneration Act 2023 receiving Royal Assent in October, new laws have come into force that aim to encourage locally-led planning for development, and improve the planning system so that the right homes and infrastructure are built in the right places.

WIG is delighted to welcome an expert panel from across the sectors including Joanna Key, Director General Regeneration Housing and Planning, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), to discuss the crucial role industry, local government and other sectors can play in harnessing these opportunities.

Join us for your opportunity to:

  • Understand how DLUHC’s work on planning reform will help to meet future development needs for communities, businesses, and the environment.
  • Understand how local government, industry, academia, and non-profits can support and engage with that work.
  • Pose your questions to our panel in a live Q&A

Joanna Key is Director General, Regeneration, Housing and Planning at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

Joanna was previously Director of Growth and Infrastructure at HM Treasury and Director for Domestic Affairs at the Cabinet Office. Prior to the Cabinet Office, she spent three years working as a director at the Department for Exiting the European Union, leading the work on the legal and constitutional implications of the UK’s departure from the EU.

Joanna joined the UK Civil Service in the mid-1990s. Over her career she has worked on a wide range of issues including economic growth, Brexit, planning and housing, climate change and energy policy.

Married to a diplomat, she has lived, worked and travelled extensively in the Balkans and China, returning to the UK in 2015 after three years working in Beijing on urban policy and growth. She has a masters degree in economics.

Clare has been our Group Chief Executive since 2018. She is a chartered accountant with almost 30 years’ experience in the housing sector. Clare joined the Housing Corporation in 1992 as a financial regulator. Over the next 18 years progressed to become its Director of Regulation.

She then became an Executive Director at the Tenant Services Authority, with responsibility for housing association regulation. In 2010 Clare joined Affinity Sutton as Group Director of Governance and Compliance. She took up the same role at Clarion in 2016, before taking on her current role two years later.

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Event places are non-transferable, but colleagues are welcome to register via our website or email us at [email protected]

Date & time

21 Feb 2024

08:00 - 10:00

Attendance type

Hybrid (Online and In Person)

Where

Central London and Virtual

Price

Free

Theme(s)

Infrastructure

Economic growth and prosperity

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