Redwood hosted two high profile speaker breakfasts over the summer. The first, held on the twenty fourth floor of City of London landmark, Tower 42, saw Peter Rees – City of London Planning Officer – keep his crowd on the edge of their seats. A Welshman by birth but a Londoner by choosing, Peter’s influence across Whitehall and the wider property industry should not be underestimated. Peter’s unorthodox take on why London and the buildings it allows to be constructed is such an interesting and topical issue.

The second event, in July, was headlined by the chairman of the DCLG Select Committee, Clive Betts MP, in conversation with a select group of key clients and contacts at the Corinthia Hotel in Central London. Mr Betts has spent the last two years scrutinising some of the most controversial new planning and development policies and gave the audience of senior industry figures the benefit of his experiences. Localism, the Portas Review and Neighbourhood Forums were all discussed, with Mr Betts predicting how these new policy advancements will help or hinder the sector.

As with all our Breakfast Briefings, however, Chatham House rules apply. If you want hear more about future events please contact us for information.