About The Housing Forum's Local Council Housebuilding Practitioners Panel
The Housing Forum is a national network of organisations involved in the commissioning, design and building of affordable homes.
We have welcomed the opportunities for local councils to become direct providers of new homes and as The Housing Forum is committed to collaboration and sharing of best practice, we are working with Foot Anstey at this event to develop a programme of practical ...
The Housing Forum is delighted to be joining forces with the CIH SE International Group to offer a study tour of one of the world’s greenest cities.
16 - 18 October 2019
One of the greenest cities in the world with a record of sustainable housing development, Freiburg is a must visit destination for those interested in how we develop places and homes to meet the challenges of climate change, affordability, health and wellbeing.
The Challenge of Change
Thursday 9 May 2019 from 09:30 - 17:30 followed by drinks reception.
Hilton London Wembley, Lakeside Way, Wembley HA9 0BU
The Housing Forum's 2019 National Conference will explore how the housing industry has risen to the challenge of increased demand and changing expectations - where quality outcomes and partnership working achieved success.
This year's conference is taking place in the heart of Wembley Park and ...
We are delighted to announce the launch of The Housing Forum’s annual Yearbook; showcasing the Forum’s achievements in 2018, and previewing our plans for 2019.
Launched at The Housing Forum’s Members Morning event on Friday 7 December at The Goldsmiths’ Centre, the Yearbook provides a detailed summary of how the Forum has influenced the housing agenda during a transformative year for the sector.
Chairman of The Housing Forum, and Architectural ...
“A new deal for social housing”
Green Paper from MHCLG August 2018
Consultation period to 6 November 2018
Selected questions for response set out in bold
Chapter 1- Ensuring homes are safe and decent
1. Are there any changes to what constitutes a Decent Home that we should consider?
The introduction of the Decent Homes Standard made a significant difference to the quality of existing stock. However, the component based approach does ...
It’s just over a year since I joined The Housing Forum and time to reflect on the changes we've seen in housing and construction in that time and the way the Forum has responded to and influenced that change.
I joined the week following the disaster at Grenfell. The aftermath dominated my first year at the Forum. We are a cross-sector membership organisation and people from all sections of the supply chain were deeply shocked and saddened, but also understood it was a ...
We are delighted to announce the confirmed programme for the upcoming symposium, hosted by Birmingham City Council and supported by MHCLG, 'Estate Regeneration: What Next?'
The Estate Regeneration National Strategy was launched in winter 2016 under the last administration and attracted interest from 100 places that received Government support. This event will consider the way forward for the Estate Regeneration programme and will examine the challenges faced by different ...
In advance of the Autumn Statement, this symposium hosted by Birmingham City Council and supported by MHCLG, will consider the way forward for the Estate Regeneration programme and will examine the challenges faced by different programmes across England and particularly:
- Resident Engagement
- Social Impact
- Delivery Vehicles
- Finance and Funding
As well as speakers from MHCLG and Homes England, there'll be the opportunity to hear from those involved in delivering ...
The major focus of this inaugural Development Partnership Forum for the south and west of England will be on new initiatives and latest policy from government, developing quality homes, diversifying housing supply and estate regeneration. This Forum will be relevant to all councils and housing associations together with partnering contractors. Wider diversity of housing supply is critical as housing continues to be a major political and social issue.
The Development ...
The subject matter and discussion for The Housing Forum's latest CEO Forum was partnership and diversifiying housing supply.
NHBC hosted the Forum and openend with a perspective on the current state of play in terms of new starts and registrations. Long term trends indicate continued growth with the second highest level of registrations in a decade, although there has been some decline in numbers of registrations in London.
There followed a ...
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 ...
In anticipation of The Housing Forum’s latest report ‘Stopping Building Failures’, Construction Manager Magazine have published a preview of the findings in their latest edition.
Commissioned following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the key report will provide a range of recommendations to address the “significant minority” of residential projects which have serious defects.
Responding to Housing Forum Members concerns that ...
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 welcomes the Estate Regeneration National Strategy and funding package that was announced today, 8th December.
The guidance addresses resident engagement and protection, the role of local authorities, and the financing of regeneration, - three pillars of Lord Heseltine. The Good Practice Guide sets out a model process for the early stages of regeneration and the criteria for achieving good quality design outcomes.
An additional ...
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 ...