Online event unveiled to discuss Planning for the Future consultation

Landmark Information, a provider of information to the property market, is chairing an online event to discuss the Government’s ‘Planning for the Future’ consultation.

The event will bring industry leaders together to debate the details of the consultation paper, share their views and raise questions on how the proposed reforms to the planning system may affect property professionals ahead of the submission deadline in late October.

The event, which takes place online on Tuesday 6 October at 10am, will be introduced by Simon Brown, chief executive of Landmark Information Group and chaired by Alex Wrottesley, managing director of Landmark Information’s environment and mapping division.

Paul Maltby, chief digital officer of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) will be discussing the Government’s perspective of the planning system whilst Denise McKenzie, the chair of the AGI will be discussing a view from data users’ perspective.

A panel conversation will be chaired by Tony Mulhall, associate director of RICS, which will include guest speakers from BRE and One Search Direct. Questions will also be invited from the audience.

Alex Wrottesley said: “We look forward to welcoming our speakers and guests to our event that explores the ins and outs of the ‘Planning for the Future’ consultation.

“We plan to dig in to the detail of the proposed reforms ahead of the submission deadline on 29 October. There are significant opportunities to use data and technology to improve the efficiency of the planning system. We are encouraging the industry to get involved in the process to offer a formal response, with suggestions on how planning system can be modernised for better effect.”