Positive Outlook for West of England Development31 July 2017
The latest CEO Forum discussion was held in Bristol.
Stephen Teagle of Galliford Try chaired a session with leaders from local government, Housing Associations, the HCA as well as others involved in developing new homes in the area. The ambitious housing targets set by the Mayor of Bristol, combined with the opportunities provided by the new West of England Combined Authority, demonstrated the areas commitment to accelerating delivery.
The optimism was tempered by concerns over capacity and resistance to new build. The requirement to listen to and work with communities is paramount as is the need to build capacity in off-site and traditional construction.