Events Our events Housing White Paper: opportunities to diversify housing supply Please join us for this timely TCPA New Communities Group half-day seminar about increasing the diversity of housing suppliers. Following the publication of the Government's Housing White Paper, this seminar will examine the implications and opportunities that the White Paper creates for planning new large-scale communities. What are the options for encouraging a greater diversity of housing suppliers, including SME builders and custom-builders? What new proposals does the Housing White Paper contain - and will these measure be effective? What other measures should be taken? Speakers include: Lise-Anne Boissiere, Housing Strategy, DCLG Brian Berry, CEO, Federation of Master Builders Alistair Smyth, Head of Policy, National Housing Federation David Ireland, Director, Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) Karen Curtin, Interim Managing Director, Graven Hill Village Development Co. - Britain’s largest self build site Supported by: Community-led Housing Alliance - BSHF @CommLedHousing Draft programme: 12.30 Registration and light lunch 13.00 Welcome and introduction from the Chair Kate Henderson, TCPA CEO Session 1: Policy opportunities 13.10 Government’s Housing White Paper Lise-Anne Boissiere, Housing Strategy, DCLG 13.30 Q&A 13.45 The role of Housing Associations in diversifying the supply of housing Alistair Smyth, Head of Policy, National Housing Federation 14.05 Working with SME builders to diversify the supply of housing Brian Berry, CEO, Federation of Master Builders 14.25 Questions and discussion 14.40 Coffee and networking Session 2: Practical experience 15.00 Facilitating community led housing in large scale new developments David Ireland, Director, Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) 15.20 Update on Britain’s largest self build site - Graven Hill, Bicester Karen Curtin, Interim Managing Director, Graven Hill Village Development Co. 16.40 Questions and discussion 16.00 Closing remarks from the Chair, seminar end and networking This seminar is part of the TCPA New Communities Group (NCG) programme of events. The NCG consists of local authorities and development corporations bringing forward large-scale new developments, from Garden City inspired new towns and villages to urban regeneration and extension schemes. Further information on joining the NCG is available here. Who should attend? This event is for planners in policy and development management, infrastructure providers, government agency officials, local authority officers and members, developers and private sector consultants – all those involved in delivering high-quality, sustainable and healthy new communities. Price £50+vat (£60) for TCPA Members; £100+vat (£120) for non-members; FREE for TCPA New Communities Group members. Booking for this event has now closed.