Why this is central to The Housing Forum’s Vision

Partnership working across the supply chain is the key to delivering quality.

It is also fundamental to achieving successful outcomes in complex housing projects which may require site assembly and estate remodelling in areas of both low and high values.

Regeneration schemes may take many years to deliver and rely on local authority and resident support. Joint Ventures and partnering projects help to manage risk and secure investment.

Insights & Reports

Development Partnership Forum
Insight Report | Development Partnership Forum: Focus on London and the Midlands
The final 2021 Development Partnership Forum was largely based on development in London and the Midlands and topics included new partnership working, carbon reduction tools and post pandemic housing typologies.
Insight Report 2021 Councils Housing Autumn Conference
Following our successful 2021 Spring Councils Housing Conference, this was the second Councils Housing Conference. John East opened the conference by welcoming the attendees and commenting on the growth of the Local Authority network over the last year and highlighting the overall theme of the conference: Accelerating housing supply both quantity and importantly good quality, that meets the needs and requirements of local areas, and overcoming the challenges in doing so.
Development Partnership Forum
Insight report: Rochester Riverside Development Partnership Forum
Development Partnership Forums feature substantial and innovative housing development partnerships  for an informed cross industry audience including local authorities, housing associations, developers, major manufacturers and construction professionals.
Councils Housing Spring Conference Insight Report
The Councils Housing Spring Conference focused on planning issues and regulatory reform, supported by The Housing Forum’s Local Councils Advisory Group.
Development Partnership Forum
Development Partnership Forum: Focus on the North West
Housing and Regeneration in the North West was be the focus of our second Development Partnership Forum in the 2021 series .
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Development Partnership Forum Focus on the North and East
The Development Partnership Forum gave an update on Planning, Procurement and Construction Playbook matters and focused on major developments in the North and East, including the East Leeds Extension and  MOBIE at Northumbria University.


The Housing Forum Manifesto calls for partnership with government and within the industry particularly through:


  • Political leadership
  • Enable and compel local authorities to commission supply
  • Future Proof the industry
  • A cross party long term plan for housing

What the Housing Forum says about Partnerships, Local Authorities and Regeneration

Our Development Partnership Forums were set up to bring together central and local government and local authority new entrants into housebuilding. Over the past three years we have examined investment, risk, the development life cycle, resident engagement and the role of local authorities in place making. The Development Partnership Forums are backed up with detailed resource packs covering issues in partnership working.

Local Council Practitioner Panels were set up to provide expertise and an exchange network for local councils developing homes for rent and sale. The Housing Forum draws on its extensive network of legal, cost consultancy, project management and site management experts to demonstrate approaches in housing development to local councils who are building again after many years.

The Estate Regneration National Strategy has been the topic of consultation events and seminars in Birmingham and Manchester. Our 2018 seminar “The New Reality – the role, of local authorities in increasing supply” featured presentation from MHCLG’S Director General, Newcastle City Council’s   CEO and Homes England’s Executive Director. Our report “The ABC of Growth and Infrastructure “covered examples of successful housing partnering schemes across the country.

Local Council Membership of The Housing Forum is growing. Devolved groupings of local authorities, GLA, Kent Council and Greater Manchester have been members for a number of years and many city authorities are now joining


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