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Watch on catchup – Philip Waddy speaking at the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

Yesterday afternoon, representatives of the RIBA, RTPI, RICS, and ADPEPT gave their reflections and criticisms of the Planning White Paper at the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee.  Boris Johnson may have tried to steal the nations interest by announcing new Coronavirus measures just as the meeting began, however a recording of the discussion is available on the Parliament TV player for you to catch up on via the following link:

The wide ranging discussion spanned the topics of design codes, design quality, place-making, value for money, the transition to a new system, the redistribution of local funds for infrastructural development, and much more. At West Waddy, our expertise spans both architecture and town planning and Philip represents the views the membership of the Royal Institute of British Architects. If you are concerned about how the Planning White Paper may impact you or your business, get in touch and join the discussion.

Witnesses at the meeting included: Tony Mulhall, Associate Director, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); Philip Waddy, Chair of the RIBA Expert Advisory Group on Planning, Royal Institute of British Architects; Paula Hewitt, 1st Vice President, ADEPT; Richard Blyth, Head of Policy, Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)

What does the White Paper fail to say or not say strongly enough? Are the priorities right? What concerns do you have in practice, as opposed to in principle? What positive opportunities are there to focus on? We look forward to hearing your views. You can tweet us @WestWaddyADP or comment via linkedin 

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