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Prof Paul Cheshire on the harms of planning restrictions

Prof Paul Cheshire, Emeritus Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics, will speak about the unintended consequences of more restrictive local planning.

His recent research has found evidence that planning restrictions result in more empty homes, longer commutes, less affordable housing, crowded shops, and more.

Prof Cheshire has a strong interest in policy analysis and policy related fields, and is named one of the Planning industry's most influential people. He is the author/co-author of more than 100 papers and was the 1989 winner of the Donald Robertson Memorial Prize and in 2004 won the Royal Economic Society's Prize for the best paper in the Economic Journal. Apart from his academic work he has spent time as an advisor and as a consultant for the European Commission, the World Bank, the OECD, the UN and other international organisations as well as the UK government.

To RSVP, please email We open doors at 6pm and the talk itself will begin at 6.30pm.

Earlier Event: 6 March
March TNG with Gillian Keegan MP
Later Event: 3 April
April TNG with Harry Cole