Programme Announced for Development Partnership Forum - East of England

24 January 2019




Whatever the political uncertainty, one thing is certain we need to build more housing and do so urgently. The first Development Partnership Forum of 2019 will examine how a new town is being developed and explore new house building opportunities available in the East of England.

Achieving sustainable and economically successful communities at scale is a significant challenge. This Forum will focus on the housing ambitions in the East of England and the creation of new communities, including an in-depth analysis of the planning, development and delivery of Alconbury Weald, Huntingdonshire by Urban & Civic.


This Forum will take place on Wednesday 27 February from 9:30 - 13:30 at The Club, Alconbury Enterprise Campus, Alconbury Weald, Huntingdon PE28 4XA


The Forum is extremely popular and it is best to book early. 



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Registration, coffee and networking




A new generation of communities:  housing growth ambitions for the East of England through partnerships featuring initiatives in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Essex and the East of England

    Andy von Bradsky, Chairman, The Housing Forum 
    Professor Janice Morphet, UCL
    Evera Homes Partnership - (Cross Keys Homes, Flagship, Longhurst Group, The Hyde Group)



Practitioners Panel on approaches to building communities, site assessment and viability, planning and, infrastructure in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Cambridge City, across Essex and in Ely.

    Richard Blyth, Head of Policy, RTPI
    Paul Hartfree, Director, Conisbee
    Charlotte Smith, Head of Placemaking, Hill Partnerships
    Michael Richter, Director, Formation Architects
    Tom Chance, Director, CLT Network



Coffee break




Crafting Alconbury Weald – land, planning, infrastructure, energy, design and delivery

    Tim Leathes, Development Director, Urban and Civic



Guided Tour of Alconbury by coach at 12.15




Networking lunch and depart





About Development Partnership Forums

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.


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