Affordable Housing Update

Affordable Housing Update


CategorySeminar Archive Author John Pugh-Smith Date

Please note that this is a repeat of the seminar originally held on 15th October 2007.

The seminar will consider:

  • The current policy basis and the shifts since PPS3
  • Practical issues including the operation of Housing Market Assessments, Cascades etc, increased use of viability assessments and models, difference between ‘housing need’ and meeting the need for affordable housing
  • Legal Issues – case law, s.106 model agreements, use of conditions etc.

John Pugh-Smith has been instructed by many residential developers and local authorities for a number of years. He is regarded as a leading and highly experienced junior barrister specialising in planning and environmental law. His publications include, for Sweet & Maxwell, Archaeology in Law (1996) (with Dr John Samuels), Neighbours and the Law (4th Edition 2006) (originating author and now general editor) and, for Oxford University Press, Environmental Law (2000) (contributor and general editor). He is also a joint editor of P&CR case reports, a regular contributor to the Journal of Planning & Environment Law and presenter of Sweet & Maxwell’s Annual Planning Case Law Update.

Robin Tetlow is Managing Director of Tetlow King Planning who are planning consultants specialising in affordable housing.  He acts for a range of developers, investors, landowners, housing associations, local authorities and other bodies nationwide.  He has given evidence to House of Commons Select Committees and a wide range of public examinations and public inquiries in which affordable housing has been central.  He is currently involved in affordable housing negotiations, S106 and delivery issues on several projects of regional and national importance.

Stephen Hinsley is Director of the South East office of Tetlow King Planning. He is the author of a number of publications and guides dealing with affordable housing issues in London and the South East. He has given evidence in numerous public inquiries where affordable housing has been the main issue, notably a 100% affordable scheme for 350 homes at Franklands Drive, Addlestone determined by the Secretary of State.


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