Planning for the Post Covid-19 High Street – Panel Discussion

Planning for the Post COVID-19 High Street

9am, Wednesday 10 June 2020 – Zoom Panel Discussion

At the best of times, the planning system has a major part to play in the UK economy.

As we look forward to the world beyond the Covid-19 crisis, what will the role of planning be in rehabilitating local economies across the country?

High streets have been at the centre of planning discussion for some time now.  As the retail, leisure and office sectors have undergone transformation, high streets in many areas have gone into decline – struggling to discover fresh purpose in a changing world. It looks increasingly likely that the Covid-19 crisis will accelerate the trends that have driven this transformation. 

With this in mind, WLB member JPC are teaming up with Planning FuturesCDG Leisure, and hgh Consulting for a panel discussion to explore the opportunities and the pitfalls that this situation presents for landlords, retailers, leisure operators and planners. It will also look to how Government policy may need to change to support high street planning as we emerge from the crisis.


  • Hannah David (Chair) – Planning Futures
  • Morris Greenberg – CDG Leisure
  • Roger Hepher – hgh Consulting
  • Steven Porter – JPC

The event will take place on Zoom, with the opportunity for questions following the talk.

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