Real Estate EP5: The future of planning – Matthew White and Ghislaine Halpenny in conversation

British Property Federation (BPF) director of strategy and external affairs, Ghislaine Halpenny, sits down with Matthew White, partner and head of UK planning, to discuss planning, its ever-changing nature and the direction it is taking.


Also published on the BPF soundcloud for the BPF Futures network, a networking and development group for junior professionals working in all areas of UK real estate.

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Matthew White
Matthew White
Partner and Head of UK planning, London
+44 20 7466 2461

Will land values fall if future planning permission is ignored?

What if land values fell because the value attached to future potential planning permission was disregarded? This is what the Labour party is proposing, through reform of the compulsory purchase process. A Government committee is also asking questions on whether the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is working and what other methods could be used to capture the value of land (here is the link to the inquiry).¬† We’ve seen some dramatic headlines recently but land value capture is not a new idea and has been around for decades. What are the implications for developers?

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