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The Urbanism Hour / Planning for the future – white paper

March 5 @ 13:00 14:00 GMT

Join us (almost) every Friday at 1pm GMT. This event series is free to AoU Members and carries a small charge for non-Members. Why not become a member to join the talks for free?

Planning for the future – UK Government Planning White Paper

In 2020, the UK Government published a white paper which it hoped would change the course of planning in England. Included are some quite significant changes that the government hopes will “streamline and modernise the planning process, bring a new focus to design and sustainability, improve the system of developer contributions to infrastructure, and ensure more land is available for development where it is needed.”

But what do our experts think? Join us for The Urbanism Lunch Hour to hear from two voice in planning, one of whom will support the changes and one of whom will be more critical. From that, we hope in one hour to distil some common points as to what our speakers and the audience think about Planning for the future.


Anthony Crean QC

Anthony leads Greystoke’s planning team. Before co-founding Greystoke in 2018, he was an award-winning planning barrister. He was awarded the title of “Silk of the Year” in all categories of practice outside London by the Legal 500 and Chambers UK consistently placed him in the top tier of silks for planning. He has over 30 years of experience devising planning strategies and fighting appeals for his clients.

Ian Tant
Chartered Town Planner

Ian Tant is a Past President of the Royal Town Planning Institute and former senior partner of Barton Willmore. He is Vice President of the Commonwealth Association of Planners