Property Forum Online - Building for the Future
- 15th Oct
- 10.30am to 11.30am
As the government look to the construction industry to drive our recovery out of the COVID-19 crisis, we look at the government's promise to ‘build back better, build back greener and build back faster’.
We look at the radical reforms to the planning system which underpin the plans, as well as inviting special guests, GFirst LEP and Gloucestershire College to give an overview of the infrastructure projects which have been given the go ahead to drive the economy for growth.
1. WELCOME - David Jones, Evans Jones
2. Evans Jones - Radical reform or empty rhetoric?
The ambition is clear - the ‘most radical reform to our planning system since the Second World War’ - the plan promises to ‘build back better, build back greener and build back faster’. But do the reforms go far enough to fix the broken planning system? David Jones, MD/Head of Planning takes a look at the proposals so far.
3. GFirst LEP - Shovel, ready, go
Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership, GFirst LEP, has successfully bid for £11.3 million of funding from the Government's £900m nationwide 'Getting Building Fund'. Dev Chakraborty, Deputy CEO, GFirst LEP gives an overview of the five key infrastructure projects that will receive funding.
4. Gloucestershire College - Cyber Innovation Centre
Gloucestershire College have been awarded almost £1 million to invest in a brand new flexible workspace designed to develop the technologies of the future. Alison Townsend explains the role of the College firmly at the hub of Cheltenham as the cyber-capital of the UK.
5. Q & A - ALL
Send us your questions via Chat! A discussion of the points raised and a chance to share common issues and questions.