CEOs of The Housing Forum member organisations met in Leeds on 19th October 2016 to discuss new homes with the New Communities Partnership.
The conclusions of the Forum are:
- Flexibility in tenure mix is vital to delivery. It has to play to local conditions and circumstances and allow for exit routes.
- The New Communities Partnership offers the possibility of locally determined tenure and house type choice and more affordable housing than other routes.
- The local ...
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 ...
On 10th October PRP, The Housing Forum, and UK-GBC hosted a successful and well-attended event on the topic ‘Health and Wellbeing in Homes’ in Manchester. Following the successful launch of UK-GBC’s “Health and Wellbeing in Homes” report earlier this year, this event provided an overview of the evidence linking design features in the home and neighbourhood to better health and wellbeing outcomes for residents.
Our guests were from a wide ...
Our Working Group "Building Homes for the Future" will take place in Manchester on 6th May. The Working Group is chaired by Philip Pamment of PRP and is still open for new members to join. This meeting will include a panel session on “The local authority role as enabler and developer of new homes” and also feature a presentation from Paul Beardmore, Director of Housing, Manchester City Council . The current agenda is available here.
For those who have not attended a ...
Our member PRP and property consultant GVA are jointly hosting a follow up to the seminar from last year regarding housing development by Local Authorities post-HRA reform.
The follow up seminar will be targeting outer London Boroughs and will focus on the themes of using their assets to develop new homes and estate renewal on lower density estates. It will cover viability modelling, funding options, delivery vehicles, private sector appetite, ...
Shelagh Grant is Chief Executive of The Housing Forum
The scale of the housing shortage in Britain today dwarfs the capacity of housing organisations to build at scale on their own.
The Housing Forum was set up in different times to bring all parts of the housing industry together and to drive up standards and outputs through innovation, ensuring quality was central to the process of housebuilding and renovation.
This is best delivered through collaboration, and learning ...
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 Forum are pleased to host a special event to explore the common themes arising from the Wolfson entries - and how these ideas and concepts could impact on future large scale housing developments
- Winning entry - Uxcester -URBED – Dr Nicholas Falk, URBED
- Runner Up - Hoo Peninsular, Kent -Shelter with PRP - Andy von Bradsky, PRP and Toby Lloyd, Shelter
- Finalist- Maidstone - Chris Blundell
Open to members and supporters of The Housing Forum.
For further information and ...