Development Partnership Forums


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 are held on a quarterly basis in London and the core cities to give a platform for government, agencies and the industry to better understand emerging policy, the development life cycle, commercial and construction considerations.


The Forums will always be topical, covering current issues and are very popular. You must register in advance to attend.  Please contact Events for further information on this well regarded event.



In the section below you can find downloadable resource packs from previous events. We hope that you find these informative and useful.  Please feel free to share with your colleagues.







Previous Forums and Resource Packs



Friday 14 February, London


Our first Development Partnership Forum for 2020 covered the latest guidance on design and building safety; setting home safety in the wider context of construction standards and in living well by reducing accidents and adverse health factors. Included was a review of our “Quality Counts “conference and an update in the latest developments in local council housebuilding.


Output will be published beginning of March 2020. 



Development Partnership Forum - Leeds City Region: Building Homes for Growth,
Dewsbury, 20 September 2019



This Development Partnership Forum covered:

• How Homes England is working with local authorities and housing associations across the Leeds City Region to increase and accelerate the supply of new homes.



• Long-term plans by local authorities to develop a wide range of new and affordable homes to meet local housing needs and the growing role of community-led housing.



• Detailed examination of Dewsbury Riverside, as an example of the biggest transformation projects outside Leeds in this region and the regeneration challenges inherent in the repurposing of historic building in Dewsbury Town Centre.













Development Partnership Forum: Building Resilience, Raising Quality ... and Brexit?, London, 5 April 2019


This Development Partnership Forum met one week ahead of the 12 April extension to Brexit. It covered:

• How uncertainty over Brexit is affecting new housing and steps the industry should take to mitigate this.

• Latest findings from research on local authority housing development.
• GLA’s approach to the intensification of industrial and for new house building.

• Examples from asset management and customer care illustrated how effective information management could improve performance, increase business resilience and enhance customer care.

• Case study of High Path and the Merton, Regeneration Project demonstrating how additional homes could be developed at higher
densities in consultation with the community, improving the environment and increasing open space.










Development Partnership Forum for East of England: Building New Communities, Alconbury Weald, 27 February 2019



The first Development Partnership Forum of 2019 examined how a new town is being developed and explored new house building opportunities available in the East of England.










Development Partnership Forum: Developing Complex Sites, London 23 November 2018












Development Partnership Forum for South and West of England, Chippenham, 5 October 2018 




Topics include: 

  • Housing Supply

  • Estate regeneration

  • Resident Engagement

  • Social Housing Green paper






Development Partnership Forum, London, 8 June 2018 


Topics include:

  • Housing Supply

  • Estate Regeneration

  • Programme Resourcing





Development Partnership Forum, Manchester, 15 February 2018


Topics include:

  • Local Authority Direct Provision of Housing

  • North West & West Yorkshire Housing Initiatives
  • Site Practice

  • Housing Delivery Partnerships





Development Partnership Forum, London, 26 January 2018


 Topics include:

  • Goverment's Industrial Strategy

  • New London Plan

  • Small Builders

  • New Partnership Models





Development Partnership Forum, London, 6 October 2017


 Topics include:

  • Housing by Local Authorities
  • Consumer Code
  • Housing Quality
  • Off-Site Manufacture





Development Partnership Forum, London, 21 April 2017


Topics include:

  • The Housing Forum Report: 'Future Proofing Housing Supply'

  • Developments in Build to Rent

  • Local Authority Delivery Models 





Development Partnership Forum, London, 3 February 2017


Topics include:

  • Prospects for 2017

  • The Mayor's Housing Strategy

  • New Models of Funding





Development Partnership Forum. London, 30 September 2016


Topics include:

  • Policy Context

  • Routes to Market

  • Funding & Investment Models