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From Rust to Riches: Delivering Growth, Homes and Jobs in Our Cities

The UK’s complex planning system is one of the key barriers to housing delivery. Local authorities are struggling to meet their Local Plan requirements and hit house building targets. Urgent changes to the National Planning Policy Framework may be needed in order to unlock housing delivery across the UK and harbour a new urban renaissance in Britain’s cities. This event will explore and discuss a new vision for how to reform planning laws and deliver affordable housing.


  • Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region
  • Mark Allan, CEO, Landsec
  • Anna Valero, Deputy Leader, Manchester City Council
  • Jenevieve Treadwell, Senior Researcher, Onward (Chair)



October 9, 2023


This event is kindly supported by Landsec