Development Partnership Forum for the south & west of England: Supply & Regeneration

14 August 2018




The major focus of this inaugural Development Partnership Forum for the south and west of England will be on new initiatives and latest policy from government, developing quality homes, diversifying housing supply and estate regeneration. This Forum will be relevant to all councils and housing associations together with partnering contractors. Wider diversity of housing supply is critical as housing continues to be a major political and social issue.


The Development Partnership Forum is an initiative from The Housing Forum to bring government and industry together to share best practice and support new entrants into housing development. It is a highly relevant initiative as government signals a range of measures to accelerate and increase house building.


The Forums are held on a quarterly basis to give a platform for government, agencies and the industry to better understand emerging policy, the development life cycle, commercial and construction considerations.


The Development Partnership Forum will take place on Friday 5 October from 9:30 - 13:00 at Wiltshire Council Chamber, Monkton Park, Chippenham SN15 1ER


If you would like to attend, please email Andrew Burke. The Forum is extremely popular and it is best to book early. 


The Housing Forum is grateful to Capsticks for sponsoring this Development Partnership Forum.














Registration, coffee and networking




New Directions – The Social Housing Green Paper, the NPPF and housing quality and working with Homes England strategic partnerships 




Adrian Hunter, Head of Planning, Bristol and the South West, GL Hearn


Spencer Vella Sultana, Partner, Capsticks


James Gibson, Development Director, Sovereign




Enabling Estate Regeneration - based on “Thinking Ahead “-

Best practice guide to estate renewal from Levitt Bernstein and GVA


Renewal and expansion of existing estates is one of the ways councils and housing associations are trying to provide much needed affordable housing. Working with the local community is fundamental. In this best practice discussion session we will explore the questions that need to be answered to deliver successful schemes.


Discussion chaired and led by GVA with Levitt Bernstein




Coffee break




Raising our game – how will new initiatives deliver quality and supply?


Housing for Wiltshire


Tim Bruce, Strategic Assets Manager, Wiltshire Council 


Pioneering Partnerships in Bristol


Bristol City Council with Willmott Dixon 


Putting Quality First


Paul Belfield, Director, Rund Partnership


Hugg – the new concept in homes for the future


Sally Ingham, New Business Director, Inland Homes


Local homes with Community Land Trusts


Tom Chance, Interim Director, CLT Network 




Final conclusions


Followed by networking lunch and depart