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The City of Bristol is the location for our first Development Partnership Forum hosted by Foot Anstey. Bristol is a changing city with much needed housing growth planned alongside a significant heritage. The day will feature a panel debate on both national and local planning issues and features on new housing developments followed by a walking tour of urban regeneration sites.

Today’s theme is ‘Bristol Tapestry : The Golden Thread of Housing Delivery’


0930 – 1000 Arrive – Registration, Refreshments, Meet and Greet

1000 – 1010  Introductions – Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive, The Housing Forum – Welcome Patrick Wetherall, Head of Real Estate, Foot Anstey – Introduction to Foot Anstey and the day

1010 Golden Thread – delivery of housing and sustainability

Cllr Tom Renhard, Cabinet Member for Housing Delivery & Homelessness, Bristol City Council – facilitating local housing delivery whilst balancing local concerns

Ronny Popat, Development Director, Countryside Partnerships and Stephen Baker Managing Director, Goram Homes Homes – Joint Partnership, One Lockleaze

Karl Bradford, Legal Director, Foot Anstey – JVs/Partnerships working

Q & A

Ben Earl, Head of Partnerships & Sustainability, Abri Group – Sustainability

Zoe Sharpe, Senior Development Manager, Dandara – social and local value/sustainability

Q & A

1145 – 1200 Coffee Break

1200 Golden Thread – The Wider Tapestry

Anna Clarke, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, The Housing Forum – The Housing Forum’s Manifesto for Housing 2024

Jon Tuck, Senior Manager – Investments, Homes England – Homes England’s investment/development, direction of HE policy change and strategic vision

Christian Silk, Partner, Foot Anstey – horizon scanning in terms of national policy perspective if there is a change in government this year

Ben Taylor, Director and Head of South West Development Team, Savills and Julian Harbottle, Head of Western Region, Savills – market update in development sector for Bristol and surrounds.  Housing delivery and supply/challenges

Q & A

Shelagh Grant – closing remarks

1330 – 1400 Lunch

1400 – 1600 Site Visits – Filton YTL and Bedminster Green

1600 – 1700 Drinks Reception at Foot Anstey’s offices


Thee event is free to members.


Our members are provided with the following:
  • Automatic invitation to events
  • Event Guide – containing the programme, speaker details and delegate list
  • Insight Report of the event – presentation summaries and Q&A responses
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  • Event recording and slides (upon request)
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