Over 175 senior executives from across the housing and construction sector attended our sold out National Conference: #BuildingTheFuture on Wednesday 23rd May in London.
Attendees at the conference enjoyed a full programme of expert speakers from across government and industry, followed by a walking tour around schemes surrounding the former Olympic site by Queen Elizabeth Park.
Feedback from attendees illustrated the value of the day with a range of ...
Wider diversity of housing supply is critical as housing continues to be a major political and social issue. This Development Partnership Forum will be relevant to all councils and housing associations together with partnering contractors with a major focus on Estate Regeneration and developing additional homes and for those setting up new housing companies.
The Development Partnership Forum is an initiative from The Housing Forum to bring government and industry ...
Isobel Stephen, Housing Supply Director, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), will address delegates with a keynote presentation focusing on ‘Ambitions for housing delivery – and for integrated communities’ on Wednesday 23 May at the Grange City Hotel.
Isobel has responsibility for strategy, design of programmes and relationships with the developer sector, mortgage lenders and institutional investors.
Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
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.
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. ...
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 ...
WHAT DOES THE GENERAL ELECTION 2015 MEAN FOR THE HOUSING INDUSTRY?
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...