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.
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
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
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
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
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