Calls for clarity in Hertfordshire’s Planning Resilience Symposium
For the second year in a row we were delighted to host Hertfordshire’s Planning Resilience Symposium – an event aimed at providing a platform for our hard-working public sector planning teams.
A year on from the first symposium where we launched Hertfordshire’s mentoring scheme, we heard about how this has progressed along with other new initiatives borne out of these forums – namely the Development Quality Charter. Excellent to hear from Ross Whear, Amanda Foley and Sara Whelan on these points, representing Hertsmere, St Albans and Dacorum respectively.
It was a pleasure to also hear from Sioned Davies, Barrister at No.5 Chambers about how the Government’s prioritisation of ‘good design’ has made for an interesting year. A unified request for clarity rang around the room.
In small groups delegates workshopped the notion of ‘good masterplanning’, and these discussions culminated in a panel discussion with representatives from Tarmac, CALA Homes, Thakeham, Hertfordshire County Council and Meeting Place offering their thoughts on the matter.
It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to meet with so many members of our local authority planning teams, and encouraging to see that there is a unified determination to build more, and better, for Hertfordshire.