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We will be looking in-depth at the significant need for mixed-use, community-focused regeneration projects within master planning and opportunities for locally-led development.

The Forum will include table networking discussions, topical polls, and panel discussions.

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Session One will cover the topics of planning, through design codes, through local councils’ active involvement in standard setting in Southampton and how major regeneration in Barking and Dagenham can be delivered through housing as a catalyst for change. 

Session Two will cover the approach of the unitary Cornwall Council in combining housing and university development whilst restoring a historic core, plan to build and grow to 10,000 homes by 2025 with ambition to continue developing beyond 2025 and how a change of use from industrial to housing is transforming Manchester City Centre. 

 There will be a 45-minute break between sessions one and two – 30 minutes will be for virtual round table delegate networking. 

Speakers include Pat Hayes, Managing Director, Be First, Tracey Allison, CEO, West Kent Housing Association, John Maillard, Service Manager, Regeneration and Development and Phil Orde, Design Services Manager, Southampton City Council,  John East, Local Authorities and Housing Forum Board Member, Martyn Evans, Creative Director, U + I and Spyros Katsaros, Director, PRP.


  •  Master planning considerations with councils as lead developers
  •  Development management, design codes and sustainability
  •  Housing as the catalyst for major capital planning schemes
  •  Reprising the role of the intelligent client



Session One

 10-15 -10.25 Andy von Bradsky, Head of Architecture, MHCLG and Housing Forum Board Member  

Update on Delivering Design Quality in the Planning System. 

 10.25 -10.35 Phil Orde, Design Services Manager and John Maillard, Service Manager, Regeneration and Development, Southampton City Council  

The Southampton Home – Advancing the Councils Vision through the Design Manual and local leadership. 

 10.35 -10.45 Pat Hayes, Managing Director, Be First  

Masterplanning for and beyond Housing – how housing regeneration is the catalyst for urban regeneration and partnerships at scale – timescales and delivery 

10.45 – 11.00 Poll, results, panel comments and questions 

11.00 – 11.45 Break for Delegates Round Table Discussions 


Session Two 

11.45 -11.55 Spyros Katsaros Director, PRP  

Local leadership

11.55 -12.05 Tracy Allison, CEO, WKHA 

How West Kent, as a long-established housing association has developed its strategic plan to build and grow to 10,000 homes by 2025 with the ambition to continue developing beyond 2025 

12.05 -12.15 Martyn Evans, Creative Director U + I  

Mayfield Partnership for Manchester: how to ensure we build the homes we need in the kind of places people want. Sustainable communities, not housing estates.


12.15  12.30 Poll, results, panel comments and final questions 

12.30 Chairs Conclusions


About Development Partnership Forums

Development Partnership Forums run four times a year and focus on the housing development cycle covering government policy, commissioner objectives in housing delivery, quality and standards, financial viability, and common data capture during construction. The purpose is to show how these matters are delivered in partnership and collaboration and bring local and central government and the housing industry together. 

The Housing Forum now has 70 council members from combined authorities, county, unitary and district councils working with our developer, contractor, housing association, consultant, and supplier/manufacturers membership. 


Featured image: Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing, Brampton

Pat Hayes, Managing Director

Be First

Tracy Allison, CEO

West Kent Housing Association

John Maillard, Southampton City Council

Service Manager, Regeneration and Development

Phil Orde, Southampton City Council

Design Services Manager

John East, Board Member

Housing Forum

Martyn Evans, Creative Director

U + I

Spyros Katsaros, Director


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