Our annual breakfast event during MIPIM returns to the Radisson Blu on Wednesday 13 March.
This year’s panel discussion will centre on the role of local authorities in delivering new homes and the panel will include:
- Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council
- Tom Walker, Deputy Chief Executive, Homes England
- Steve Partridge, Senior Partner, Savills
- Richard Sterling, Development Manager, Willmott Dixon
As well as enjoying a buffet ...
After an eventful year with a series of announcements on affordable and social housing, the Letwin Review proposing a mix of tenure on larger sites and a consultation on new routes into affordable home ownership, including private sector shared ownership, the final CEO Forum in 2018 reviewed how far we have got in increasing supply.
The Forum also explored prospects for the domestic housing market in 2019 and the ongoing impact of Brexit on the housing industry.
Whatever the political uncertainty, one thing is certain we need to build more housing and do so urgently. The first Development Partnership Forum of 2019 will examine how a new town is being developed and explore new house building opportunities available in the East of England.
Achieving sustainable and economically successful communities at scale is a significant challenge. This Forum will focus on the housing ambitions in the East of England and the creation of new ...
The Housing Forum is delighted to announce its programme of membership events and activites in 2019.
Looking forward to the year ahead, Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive of The Housing Forum, outlines what's in store over the next 12 months:
'The Housing Forum's unique position is our cross-sector status and our essential offer in in partnership working. We plan to nurture this with a full programme of event in 2019.
'Our National Conference in May will ...
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 ...
The Housing Forum is pleased to announce its involvement at HOMES 2018.
HOMES will take place on through the 28-29 November at the Olympia in London. It is a premier event experience for those working at a high level in residential development, strategic asset management and procurement, and a forum for government and the sector to meet and discuss how to build more homes and ensure a high quality standard of housing.
The conference welcomes 150+ speakers and ...
Delegates from across the housing supply chain joined Osborne at their offices in Surrey earlier this month to gain an invaluable insight into delivering social value through partnerships.
This Forum explored what ‘social value’ is, why it matters, and how it can be measured, in addition to practical examples of how to achieve social impact through partnerships and early engagement.
Delegates were also equipped with knowledge of how to best build Social ...
After a year of major announcements on housing supply and build quality, the final Development Partnership Forum in 2018 will examine the new opportunities available to the sector.
This Forum will explore how larger housing associations have a significant role to play through Strategic Partnerships with Homes England. In addition, selected case studies will demonstrate how more local councils are finding ways to form innovative partnerships to develop ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
60 leaders of housing and regeneration attended the inaugural Development Partnership Forum for the North.
Development Partnership Forums bring central and local government and industry together to share best practice and support new entrants into housing development. These Forums are a highly relevant initiative as government looks to accelerate and increase house building and address issues of quality.
This Forum covered the final report on Local Authority Direct ...
The Development Partnership Forum is a new initiative from The Housing Forum to bring government and industry together to share best practice and support new entrants into housing development. It is a highly relevant initiative as government signals a range of measures to accelerate and increase house building.
Development Partnership Forums will be held on a quarterly basis in London and the core cities to give a platform for government, agencies and ...
CEOs of Housing Forum member organisations met in Sheffield to discuss how new types of partnerships can push forward the housing agenda in the city region, following the changes implemented in the Housing and Planning Act.
The conclusions of the Forum were:
- The housing market needs intervention and it cannot deliver growth without direction
- Home ownership is declining despite incentives, while other tenures (the core products of HAs) will deliver less as ...
The Combined Authority proposed for the West Midlands will bring the seven West Midlands Metropolitan local authorities together with the aim of increasing economic output and setting service delivery to reflect priorities at a local level.
Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) for the area are in the process of preparing amalgamated plans for jobs and growth into a Super Strategic Economic Plan (SSEP).
The future Combined Authority could form a consortium or could create a ...
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.
In his opening remarks, Ben Furr introduced calfordseaden, a multi-disciplinary practice with a range of Cambridge projects now supported by a local office. The practice is committed to playing its part in making the development of Cambridge and the surrounding Eastern Region a success.
The focus of the forum is on both private and public sector development - are adequate numbers being delivered? - are we delivering in terms of affordability? – and, are we ensuring that new ...
In his opening remarks, Stephen Teagle spoke of Bristol as a vibrant city with a commitment to delivery, social enterprise and leadership as evidenced by the Mayoral Housing Commission which focused the approach to housing supply.
The focus of this forum is on new supply side partnerships and adjustments to the delivery challenges as the finer details of the government’s manifesto commitments become clear.