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Please join us for this FREE timely seminar exploring how councils can secure the delivery of more affordable homes. The seminar will include presentations by the TCPA and the Smith Institute on two new research projects, both supported by the Nationwide Foundation, looking at new models, partnerships and innovations in local government.


12.30     Registration and light lunch

13.00     Welcome and introduction from the Chair (tbc)

Session 1: Policy opportunities

13.10     Policy context for planning and housing

Kate Henderson, Chief Executive, TCPA

13.30     Q&A

13.40     Models, partnerships and innovation: How can councils secure the delivery of more affordable homes? 

Henry Smith, Policy & Project Manager, TCPA

14.00     What is the potential of local housing companies to deliver affordable homes?

Paul Hackett, Director, The Smith Institute

14.20     Questions and discussion

14.40     Coffee and networking

Session 2: Practical experience

15.00     Harrow Council: delivering a 21st century great estate

Paul Nichols, Divisional Director, Regeneration and Planning, London Borough of Harrow

15.20     Brighton & Hove City Council: innovative approaches to delivering affordable homes

Sam Smith, Lead Regeneration Programme Manager, Brighton & Hove City Council

15.40     Questions and discussion

16.00     Closing remarks from the Chair, seminar ends

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