Estate Regeneration Forum 19th January 2017

Date: 18/01/2017


The Housing Forum begins 2017 working with DCLG and GLA discussing the Estate Regeneration National Strategy and the London Mayor’s Good Practice Guide at the Estate Regeneration Forum 19th January.


Councils, developers and consultants will discuss what matters most for residents in the process, finance and design of estate regeneration.

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The potential of off-site produced housing to help solve London’s Housing Crisis

Date: 21/12/2016




The Housing Forum made a full submission on the Rapporteur Review on the 30th November 2016.

The Rapporteur Review requested input / comments from industry on the potential of off-site produced housing to help solve London’s housing crisis.

The review assesses the benefits of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) and how this can assist in accelerating building of new homes in London, the role the Mayor can play to support off-site produced housing, and how ...

New £18m fund to speed up house building

Date: 11/11/2016




Housing Minister Gavin Barwell has announced a new £18million fund to accelerate house building in order to provide thousands of new homes where people will want to live.


From 11 November 2016 councils are able to bid for a share of the ‘capacity fund’ which is created to tackle planning issues that can cause delays and prevent builders from getting on site and starting work quickly.


The £18million will help accelerate delivery of up ...

g15 meets the challenge of urban renewal in new report

Date: 14/10/2016





The g15 – who represent London’s largest housing associations– has launched a report which documents 35 of its estate regeneration projects. It highlights the importance of estate regeneration in solving the capital’s housing crisis and identifies what is required to deliver more.


The ‘Meeting the Challenge of Urban Renewal: The g15’s Contribution to Regenerating London’s Estates’-report shows how partnerships ...

Housing delivery in the post EU referendum context

Date: 27/07/2016





CEOs of The Housing Forum member organisations share insights on the effects of exiting the EU on house building, shared ownership programmes, the build for rent sector and on UK manufacturing into the housing market.


The conclusions of the Forum are:


  • In the aftermath of the EU referendum, significant confidence still remains in the housing sector.
  • The result has not changed the fact that there is a serious, long term under supply of housing in all ...

The Housing Forum's response to the EU referendum result

Date: 27/06/2016



The Housing Forum has issued a response to the decision by referendum of the UK public for the UK to leave the European Union.


The Housing Forum is the only cross-sector, industry-wide membership network that represents the entire housing supply chain on behalf of the housing industry.


Andy von Bradsky, Chairman of The Housing Forum, said:


"The vote by the British people last week to leave the EU will create a period of political uncertainty in the short ...

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The Housing Forum responds to Starter Homes consultation

Date: 18/05/2016



Following direct feedback from member organisations, The Housing Forum has responded to the Government's technical consultation on Starter Homes regulations 


The Housing Forum exists to Influence, Network and Inform across the housebuilding supply chain, to help fulfil our objective of "More Homes, Better Homes".


Under our "Influencing" workstream, we work to appropriately represent the views and opinions of our cross-industry membership organisations to ...

Discuss the Budget at our Peterborough workshop

Date: 15/03/2016

As the budget is tipped to include announcements on further housing developments, our workshop in Peterborough on 24 March will discuss opportunities for new housing growth.


The session will include contributions from Axiom, Cross Keys and Longhurst.


For more details and to request a place at the workshop, please contact Natasha Keesoony, Membership and Development Manager on 020 7648 4066 / 07880 195 560.

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Read The Housing Forum’s response to Cutting Red Tape - Housebuilding

Date: 11/01/2016

The Cutting Red Tape review of house building is a government review led by the Cabinet Office, DCLG, BIS, working with other government departments and regulators to identify and remove unnecessary regulatory barriers to growth and associated costs to the house building sector, while ensuring necessary protections are maintained. It will build upon previous work of the government to identify an initial list of regulatory burdens on house builders and identify opportunities to reduce these. ...

Building Homes- The Bigger Picture : Conference Highlights

Date: 14/07/2015




How to build more homes? This was the first question raised and responded to by Tim Wates – who urged that infrastructure in towns had to be improved when new homes are planned.



Tim Wates- Chairman- Wates Developments


David Lunts raised issues of the challenges for affordable homes in London where capital values are ten times higher than in Birmingham.




David Lunts, Executive ...

The General Election - Housing

Date: 05/05/2015

Our reactions to the manifestos and policies ... read more


Breakfast Briefing on the General Election- hosted by our member PRP

Date: 11/03/2015

View invite here. 





Breakfast Briefing, 19th March 2015

We'd like to share details of a morning briefing that our member PRP and Lexington Communications are holding on the General Election and its impact on the housing industry.

With fewer than 100 days left, newspapers and airwaves are playing host to the nation's pundits and a confusing plethora of polls. This briefing event will provide ...

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The Housing Forum's Call for Action "More Homes, Better Homes" - Launched December 2014

Date: 01/12/2014


Britain urgently needs a new strategy to build more homes, invest in the existing housing stock and overcome a capacity and skills deficit that is threatening to create a barrier to increasing supply. But we must ensure that increasing output is not at the detriment of quality. If we are to leave a lasting legacy for future generations, we must innovate to drive the highest standard of design and performance in new and existing homes.


Though housing is clearly high up the ...

Lyons Housing Review Report published today

Date: 16/10/2014

The Lyons Housing Review: Mobilising across the nation to build the homes our children need


The Labour Party have today published the report of the independent review of housing led by Sir Michael Lyons.

The full report can be downloaded here:



We face the biggest housing crisis in a generation, because for decades we have failed to build the homes we need. The consequences of this are widely felt ...

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