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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     Housing innovation and investment in Greater Manchester

Steve Sheen, Housing Strategy and Partnerships Manager, Manchester City Council

15.20    Joint Venture between Lancashire County Council Pension Fund and Heylo Housing

Nick McAlpine-Lee, Chief Executive, Heylo Housing and Lancashire County Council Pension Fund (speaker tbc)

15.40     Questions and discussion

16.00     Closing remarks from the Chair, seminar ends

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