Matthew Blythin

Director, DHA

Matthew is a Planning Director at DHA, having originally joined the company’s graduate programme in 2004.  Matthew covers a wide range of sectors in his work including residential, commercial and leisure projects and leads the company’s education team, working with a wide range of contractor clients, local authorities and the Department for Education across the South East.

Session Details

Planning Post-Pandemic

11:15 - 11:45, Astor Suite
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound effect upon all aspects of life and the development industry is no different. More than ever, the Planning System has a vital role to play in facilitating development and helping stimulate the economy and investment. Matthew will look at how planning has sought to adapt to the challenges of the pandemic; what has worked, what hasn’t and what lessons can be learnt into the longer-term post-pandemic. This includes the role and use of technology, implications for stakeholder engagement and shifts in development and policy trends to reflect a post-pandemic world.

Benefits of attending this session:

  • Increase understanding of the planning system 
  • Identify some best practices and how they can be developed going forward to help navigate the planning process
  • Debate how the planning system can further adapt and improve into the longer-term

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9.00am - 4.00pm

Networking Breakfast:
7.30am - 9.00am

Gala Dinner:
Reception 5.00pm
Dinner served 6.30pm

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