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Following our successful Councils Housing Conference in May where we had some 130 online delegates we are planning the agenda for the 17 September conference with input from The Housing Forum’s Local Councils Advisory Group.

Programme

Welcome, Housekeeping and Q&A process: Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive, The Housing Forum

Introduction: Chair – John East, Local Authority Chief Executive and Housing  Forum Board Member

ADVANCING OUT OF LOCKDOWN:

Financial challenges and opportunities. Practical implications of planning reform: Steve Partridge, Director, Housing Consultancy, Savills  

Looking to the future – how Local Authorities are re-setting their housebuilding schedule. Developing a holistic view of Local Authority plans and challenges: Janice Morphet, Visiting Professor UCL Bartlett School of Planning  

Planning Reform – opportunity or threat to quality?Speaker TBA

Q&A

SECURING VALUE IN LOCAL AUTHORITY PROCUREMENT:  

Evolution of Procurement Frameworks: David Ronan, Head of Development & Delivery – New Build, Housing Directorate, Islington Council  

ESTATE REGENERATION CASE STUDY:

Estate Regeneration – achieving effective collaboration: Guy Palmer, Development Director – Regeneration, MTVH  

Q&A 

MMC – PLANS FOR FUTURE DELIVERY AT SCALE: 

Lambeth Council and EDAROTH unveiled a new housing development using MMC: Bruce McRobie, Interim Estates Transition Manager, Sustainable Growth and Opportunity Directorate, London Borough of Lambeth  

How Councils can build at scale using MMC:  John Skivington, Group Director LHC

Q&A

MOVING FORWARD: 

Taking the Housing agenda forward through public/private sector partnerships. Key drivers to progressing partnership working: Marc Thompson, Strategy and Projects Director, Vistry Partnerships Division

 

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In May there was a call for greater partnership working and speakers will reflect on progress being made through collaborations.

There will be thought provoking Q&A sessions so do let us have any questions you would like answered in advance. Send to Duncan.Grant@HousingForum.org.uk

Our council membership is growing and we anticipate some 150 delegates on 17 September. I hope you can join us to support the debate and inform future thinking.

May delegate comments included:

‘A thought provoking and relevant webinar addressing real issues that we are currently experiencing’

‘The webinar was excellent – relevant, timely and informative with good speakers’

 

The event will again be chaired by Housing Forum board member, John East.

Featured image: Leeds City Council, Broadlea Street
Contributors:

John East, recent acting Chief Executive

Wycombe District Council

Steve Partridge, Director, Housing Consultancy

Savills

Janice Morphet, Visiting Professor

UCL Bartlett School of Planning

Guy Palmer, Development Director – Regeneration

MTVH

Bruce McRobie, Interim Estates Transition Manager, Sustainable Growth and Opportunity Directorate

London Borough of Lambeth

John Skivington, Group Director

LHC

Riette Oosthuizen, Head of Planning

HTA Design

Marc Thompson, Strategy and Projects Director

Vistry Partnerships Division

Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive

The Housing Forum

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