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Past Event

DEBATE | The Planning System: Broken Beyond Repair?

event Tuesday, 5 March 2019

access_time 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

turned_in_not £5-£15

location_on The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, EC1M 6EL

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Is the Planning system destroying hope and opportunity for Londoners? Is it delivering what Londoners need? Is it reformable or is the system now broken beyond repair? 

Daniel Moylan, former Deputy Chairman of Transport for London and former Deputy Leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council, asks if the Planning system in London is not now so anti-market and so anti-people in its outcomes that it would not be better to abolish it and start again with a much lighter touch.

Responding to Daniel's polemic will be Victoria Hills, Chief Executive of the Royal Town Planning Institute, who will provide her take on the current system, and there will be questions from the audience.

Anyone with an interest - professional or personal - in London's planning and development will find much to think about in what should be an intelligent and freewheeling debate.

The evening is the second in a series of six debates organised by the London Society and RTPI London that look at different aspects of London's urban planning and how the process affects us all.