'Housing supply'

Regional Forum Output: Delivering Good Quality, Affordable Homes

Date: 08/06/2018





In May we hosted a round table forum in Peterborough with our members Cross Keys Home as they continue to expand their development programme and range of services across the region.



Topical presentations were given by Claire Higgins, Chief Executive, Cross Keys Homes and John Anderson, Executive Director, Kier Living.



Chief Executive of The Housing Forum, Shelagh Grant, updated the forum on our latest work and Regional Director East of NHBC, ...

National Conference: Shelagh Grant Looks Forward to Building the Future

Date: 21/05/2018



The central theme of our National Conference programme is connectivity – of people - of places - of ideas - of skills – and how in combination, we might shape future communities.


Housing projects are underway throughout the country and there is a growth trajectory with many more new communities planned. The combination of advances in technology, different techniques opening up possibilities of more land and advances in transport, particularly rail are bringing ...

Development Partnership Forum: Housing Supply & Estate Regeneration

Date: 16/05/2018


Housing Supply and Estate Regeneration


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 ...

MHCLG Housing Supply Director announced as keynote speaker for 2018 National Conference

Date: 20/04/2018


Isobel Stephen Announced as Keynote Speaker


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 ...

National Conference: Building the Future - Programme Announced

Date: 11/04/2018



The programme for our 2018 National Conference will explore the theme ‘Building the Future’; with a range of expert speakers from across the sector. 


We're delighted today to announce the programme for the day, which will also include a walking tour around the fascinating new built environment at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, followed by a networking drinks reception.


The four main elements of the national conference will focus on:

  • Housing Supply


National Conference: Building the Future - Book your place

Date: 26/03/2018




The National Conference is a major event in The Housing Forum’s annual programme, bringing the house building supply chain together after an exceptional year of growth and expansion in a challenging climate.


Our 2018 National Conference will explore the theme ‘Building the Future’; with a range of expert speakers from across the sector. Topics will include:


  • Leading for the future
  • Accelerating housing delivery
  • Quality & skills in modern ...

New housing supply and estate regeneration initiatives - Leeds CEO Forum, Polypipe

Date: 23/03/2016

Polypipe hosted a CEO Forum in Leeds in March to discuss new housing supply and estate regeneration initiatives, with a particular focus on the Leeds city region.


The conclusions of The Housing Forum are:

  • Housing associations see building – and doubling development profit from sales – as a way of overcoming revenue losses from rent reductions
  • New partnership methods offering options of 5, 10, 15 or 20 year maintenance free services can offer social landlords certainty ...

Working with the Housing and Planning Bill 2015 - CEO Forum hosted by NHBC - London

Date: 22/12/2015

In his opening remarks, Ben Derbyshire, Chair, commented that given the scale of anticipated change, The Housing Forum with its cross sector approach, will be concentrating on solutions to housing supply that can be achieved through improved collaboration. 


Ian Davis, NHBC, indicated that recent initiatives have made it easier to build but beyond headlines, there may not be much more additional growth as industry output is now getting close to 200,000 starts a year...


For ...

The Housing and Planning Bill and Local Housing Markets

Date: 05/11/2015

CEO Forum on the Housing and Planning Bill and local housing markets, hosted by Wates Living Space.

Andy Doylend of Wates gave the opening position from the perspective of Wates Living Space (WLS) on maintenance and housing construction. The focus of HAs 18 months ago was on welfare reform issues and fuel poverty and their impact on rental income and financial plans. Now the context has moved with HAs focusing on their 30 year plans and viability.


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A special member event with Lord Kerslake on the London Housing Commission and Superdensity – as a solution to London’s housing shortage

Date: 22/09/2015


Open for booking As London faces unprecedented housing challenges in supply and affordability, The Housing Forum is holding a special member event to present evidence to Lord Bob Kerslake, chair of the London Housing Commission and hear from the authors of “Superdensity-The Sequel”, how the density of housing development can be raised by the imaginative use of upper storeys and under-developed land.


Date: Friday 9th October 2015


Time: 8.30 a.m. to ...

New Politics of Housing - CEO Forum - July 2015 Hosted by NHBC

Date: 30/07/2015


The Housing Forum met to consider the July 2015 budget and how the Government will approach their manifesto commitments for housing supply, home ownership, welfare, efficiency and devolution.


In his opening remarks, Stephen Teagle highlighted the impact of these policies of future housing supply. At the heart of this agenda are incentives to accelerate planning decisions and refocus on home ownership and devolved powers.  

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