Women in Planning London – London City Island Walking Tour – 26 September 2018

The walking tour will cover two significant regeneration projects developed on the Leamouth Peninsula, London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The walking tour will begin from outside the Bow Creek exit of Canning Town Station, walking around London City Island and through to the Goodluck Hope marketing suite. Following the tour, drinks will be provided at ‘The Grocer’, Hope Street.

The walking tour will be led by Ballymore and Rolfe Judd Planning, including;

· John Turner, Director of Town Planning for Ballymore

· Sarah Morley, Development Manager for Goodluck Hope

· Laura Corr, Senior Development Manager for London City Island

· Jon Roshier, Director at Rolfe Judd Planning.

Previously a Pura Foods manufacturing plant, ‘London City Island’, designed by Glenn Howells Architects, forms a vibrant new community with 1,706 new homes. The development provides a rich mix of business, retail, leisure and community uses and will be the new home of the English National Ballet and the London Film School. The scheme has won a number of awards, including ‘Development of the Year’ in the RESI Awards 2017 and the ‘Best New Place to Live’ within the London Planning Awards 2017.

‘Goodluck Hope’ forms a high density mixed-use development occupying a prominent river Thames frontage, designed by Allies and Morrison Architects. The scheme comprises 804 new residential units in warehouse-style blocks reflecting the heritage of the site. The development will provide a series of commercial spaces; including the new home of The Wharf Brewing Company and substantial leisure facilities for residents. The development also includes a series of high quality open spaces, including a new public square situated around a Grade II Listed dry dock, which recently won the New London Award for ‘Best Unbuilt Public Space 2018’.

Date: Wednesday 26th September

Time: 6pm meet, tour will commence at 6.15pm

Place to meet: Bow Creek exit of Canning Town Station signposted: ‘London City Island’.

It is free to attend but booking is essential. Please book at the following link:

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Women in Planning London When Women Plan London – Housing: From Application to Occupation – 04/09/18 @ City Hall

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When Women Plan London – Housing – From Application to Occupation

London’s housing crisis is the biggest issue facing the capital. At a minimum, London needs 66,000 new homes each year for at least twenty years. There is no silver bullet that will solve the capital’s housing crisis and recent housing strategies haven’t been effective. So, what can we learn from women who have successfully delivered housing from “Application to Occupation?”

Venue: London’s Living Room City Hall

Date: 4 September 2018


  • 16:30 – Registration and Networking
  • 17:30 – 17:35 – Welcome
  • 17:35 – 17:40 Chairs address – Sara Sweeney, Planning Manager, Kitewood and Women in Planning London
  • 17:40 – 18:00 Presentation “Women’s role in delivering housing in London” – Claire Bennie, Director, Municipal
  • 18:00 – 19:00 “From Application to Occupation” a panel discussion considering housing delivery in the round
  • 19:00 – 20:30 – Networking
  • 20:30 – Close

Event Chair:

  • Sara Sweeny, Planning Manager, Kitewood and Women in Planning London

Speakers and panellists:

  • Claire Bennie, Director, Municipal and Mayor’s Design Advocate
  • Liz Connell, Associate Director (Planning), Countryside
  • Michela Hancock, Senior Development Director, Greystar
  • Pooja Agrawal, Principal Project Officer, GLA and Co-Founder, Public Practice

Further panellist will be announced shortly.

It is free to attend but booking is essential, reserve your place at the following link:

Kindly sponsored by:



How to get to City Hall

Tube- stations London Bridge (Jubilee and Northern lines and mainline station; Tower Hill (Circle and District lines); Tower Gateway (Docklands Light Railway)

Buses- 42, 47, 381, RV1

Bicycles- bike racks are available at City Hall, on the South side of the building by Potters Fields Park

All visitors to City Hall are security searched on entry to the building

Limited blue-badge parking is available and must be booked in advance

Full directional information and maps can be found on the Greater London Authority website


  • All guests will be security searched on arrival at City Hall.
  • You will be allocated a registration area, you should provide name badges for all your guests so they can be identified as attending your event.
  • Please remember that City Hall is open to the public from 08:30-18.00 Monday-Thursday and 08:30-17:30 Friday.

NEW EVENT: London Summer Social @ The Paternoster, St Pauls – 26 July 2018

Our annual Summer Social is not one to be missed! Join Women in Planning London for drinks, nibbles, and networking at The Paternoster, St Pauls.

Women in Planning is an inclusive network and bookings are open to all planning and built environment professionals. Non-members (including male professionals) are also welcome.

Our social events offer a great opportunity to meet new people and network with those from similar professional backgrounds. Spaces are limited therefore booking is essential…don’t miss out!

This event is free to attend but booking is essential.

Date: 26 July 2018

Time: 18:00 to close

Venue: The Paternoster, 2-4 Queens Head Passage, Paternoster Square, London, EC4M 7DZ

Book via the following link

This event is kindly sponsored by:

Events, networking, North West committee

North West Event – Challenging Convention: The Future of Housing? – 28 June 2018 – Book Now!


Join Women in Planning North West for an evening of interesting debate and discussion on ‘Challenging Convention: The Future of Housing?’  on the 28 June 2018 at Cushman & Wakefield. The event has been organised to coincide with the CIH Housing Conference 2018 in Manchester.

Hear from our expert panel of speakers:

Caroline Baker, Partner Cushman & Wakefield – Caroline Baker is a Partner and Head of Cushman & Wakefield’s Manchester office and last year celebrated working for C&W/DTZ in Manchester for 20 years. She advises a range of clients in the North West, on all aspects of development issues ranging in scale from sub-regional to site specific. Caroline’s strength lies in her ability to draw upon the market advice provided from our property sector specialists and incorporate this into strategies that support development. She specialises in residential development advice including strategy and development advice to local authorities, as well as overseeing market analysis to support landowners and housebuilders to understand local markets, pricing products and target occupiers. She often advises on emerging markets including PRS and Town Centres.

Louise Wyman, Head of Strategy, Homes England – Louise is Head of Strategy at Homes England, responsible for increasing the supply of well-designed homes in great places across England. Louise is a Planning Committee Member for London Legacy Development Corporation and was previously an Executive Director of Ebbsfleet Development Corporation. Louise is a Chartered Surveyor and a Landscape Architect experienced at working with the public and private sector to deliver award winning projects. Louise is an Ambassador for Harvard University’s Design School supporting the exchange of planning, design and development innovation between academia and industry.

Paul Jones, Development Manager Capital & Centric – Paul works for Capital and Centric, leading on the delivery of NOWHAUS, a design led suburban housing solution. Previously at Urban Splash, Paul has worked on a number of design led residential and commercial urban regeneration and property development projects in the North West of England. A chartered planning and development surveyor since 2004, Paul was also awarded a Professional Doctorate in the field of the Built Environment by the University of Salford in 2017.

For more details and to book please click here.


London Event: Unlocking growth through infrastructure – 19 June 2018 – Book Now

Join Women in Planning London for the latest instalment in the When Women Plan London Event series – Unlocking growth through infrastructureon Tuesday 19 June 2018. The event is kindly sponsored and hosted by Dentons.

Cynthia Bowen, President of the American Planning Association, will deliver a keynote address on the American experience before the topic is discussed by all female expert panel including:

  1.  Victoria Hills, Chief Executive of the RTPI (and formerly CEO of Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation)
  2. Caroline Taylor, Commercial Specialist, Delivery Unit of the Infrastructure & Projects Authority
  3. Caroline Foster , Senior Development Manager at Urban & Civic

Date: 19 June 2018

Location: Dentons, One Fleet Street, London, EC4M 7RA

Event format & Timings:

17:15 – Event registration and networking

18:00 – Keynote address by Cynthia Bowen, President of the American Planning Association

18:20 – Panel discussion

18:55 – Q&A with the audience

19:00 – 20:00 – Networking and drinks

20:00 – Close

For more information and to book your place, please follow this link to our Eventbrite page:

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Solent Launch Party – 24 May 2018 @ Slug & Lettuce, Winchester

We are delighted to announce the launch of Women in Planning Solent. Join us on 24 May to hear Aaron Wright, Planning Manager for Barratt David Wilson Homes, talk about trip to India where she was involved in delivering housing.

Time: 18:00 – 21:00

Date: 24 May 2018

Venue: Slug & Lettuce, 12-13 The Square, Winchester SO23 9ES


18:00 -18:30 – Registration and networking

18:30 – 19:30 – Delivering housing in India, Aaron Wright, Planning Manager for Barratt David Wilson Homes

19:30 -21:00 – Networking, drinks and nibbles

It is free to attend but booking is essential. Click here to reserve your place.

This event is kindly sponsored by Barratt David Wilson Homes.