Driving Progress in Planning: Two Days of Insight, Networking, and Innovation to Shape the Town and Cities of Tomorrow

Join Planning, DCP, and COMPASS Online as we bring together planning professionals, consultants, developers, and the legal sector for 2 days of content. Explore critical topics shaping the planning agenda over the next 12 months, from levelling up to Net Zero strategies, NPPF revisions, and beyond. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the National Planning Summit and Planning for Housing Conference, we're joining them together to deliver a comprehensive summit addressing your housing and infrastructure needs. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn from real-life case studies, engage in peer-to-peer discussions, and discover best practices in an informal setting.

Take part in this CPD-accredited event that's ready to answer your questions and help set the foundations for the future of UK planning.

DCP, COMPASS and Planning come together 

Bringing together DCP Online, Planning Resource, and COMPASS Online means the expertise from all three platforms promises an event filled with intel that give you the latest tools backed with policy and legislation intelligence and examples from appeals and plans both on a local and national scale.

For the first time, all three products come together to offer streamlined access to a wealth of resources, ensuring that the event serves as a pivotal hub for industry innovation, collaboration, and advancement in the planning sector.

Introducing Our Featured Ministerial Speaker

Lee Rowley MP

Minister of State, Minister for Housing, Planning and Building Safety

Lee Rowley was appointed Minster of State (Minister for Housing) in the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on 13 November 2023.

He was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities between 7 September 2022 and 13 November 2023.

He was also Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury between 17 September 2021 and 6 July 2022.

He was elected the Conservative MP for North East Derbyshire on 8 June 2017.

Why is this event for you?

Unparalleled Learning Opportunities: 

This event offers CPD-accredited learning sessions led by industry experts, covering a wide range of critical topics on the planning agenda for the next 12 months. Attendees will gain invaluable insights, practical strategies, and the latest updates to stay ahead in their field.

Networking with Industry Leaders: 

Connect with fellow planning officers, consultants, developers, and planning lawyers to expand your network and forge meaningful relationships. 

With ample networking opportunities built into the agenda, you'll have the chance to exchange ideas and talk to people about the challenges the sector faces

Comprehensive Coverage of Key Themes: 

From levelling up and Net Zero strategies to regulatory revisions and biodiversity net gain, this event covers all the essential themes shaping the future of UK planning. 

By attending, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the industry and how to navigate them effectively.

3 steams |  X Speakers | X sessions | 100 planning professionals 

What can you expect?

  • Join local government authorities, town planners, developers, housing associations, architects, community groups, and more for the most pivotal discussions in planning today.
  • Filled with riveting real-life case studies and invaluable opportunities to learn from your peers in the industry.
  • Step away from the office and into an environment brimming with innovation, collaboration, and growth.
  • Elevate your career and contribute to the future of housing and infrastructure planning.




 Government initiatives shaping targeted development, including revisions to the NPPF and planning provisions in the Levelling Up and Regeneration Act.


Assessing housing needs post-December 2023 NPPF revisions, focusing on policy changes, council requirements, and opportunities for developers.


Review some Collaborative planning efforts between council representatives and developers, highlighting effective communication, regulatory compliance, and community-centric planning.


Covering topics such as Green Belt reviews, sub-regional planning, economic development planning, and planning for Net Zero.


Exploring how a Labour government would change the planning landscape, including strategies for affordable housing, sustainability, and community involvement.


Preparing for government transitions and their impact on the planning landscape, focusing on policy continuity, staying informed, and adapting to political shifts. Also gain advice on accelerating decision-making in planning without compromising quality, with updates on government plans and insights from the Planning Inspectorate.


Navigating implementation challenges of Biodiversity Net Gain, featuring short presentations and discussions on managing biodiversity, offsite mitigation, and resource allocation.


Addressing topics such as recruiting and retaining skilled planning staff, the impact of the Levelling Up and Regeneration Act on plan-making, producing local plans within limited timescales, and approaches to enforcement amidst resource constraints.

PLUS - Advice workshops From DCP and Compass 

Gain Expert Insights from DCP and COMPASS Online 

Join our exclusive surgery sessions led by planning experts from DCP Online, Planning Resource and COMPASS Online. Whether you're navigating planning processes or seeking advice on appeals, policies, and legislation queries, these tailored workshops provide invaluable guidance.
Engage directly with platform editors to address your specific needs, equivalent to £1000 in consultation fees. Don't miss this essential opportunity to drive your projects forward with expert insights and solutions.