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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     Leeds City Council: Bringing back empty homes for affordable housing

Mark Ireland, Service Manager Private Sector Housing, Leeds City Council

15.20     Gateshead Regeneration Partnership: a joint venture to deliver more affordable homes

Andrew Sloan, Project Manager, Capital Projects Unit, Gateshead Council 

15.40     Questions and discussion

16.00     Closing remarks from the Chair, seminar ends

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**Special Invitation to Raynsford Review morning event** 

You are invited to a TCPA initiative – The Raynsford Review of Planning event on the 11 July, 10:00 to 11:30am, York, Priory Street Centre, prior to the housing seminar. 

The TCPA is setting up a cross-sector Taskforce, chaired by its President, Rt Hon Nick Raynsford, the highly respected former planning minister. The Raynsford Review aims to inform short-term changes to planning, but primarily to be focussed on a holistic appraisal of the kind of planning system the nation will need by 2020. 

The purpose of this morning session is for the TCPA’s Head of Policy and lead for the Review secretariat, Hugh Ellis, to launch the Raynsford Review of Planning Call for Evidence consultation. Your attendance and participation will help contribute to the Review as part of the Call for Evidence. The formal Call for Evidence will be launched on the 28 June and the Review will be seeking submissions from individuals and organisations on a series of themes about the challenges and opportunities of the planning system, community involvement in planning and planning outcomes. Further details will be available soon on the TCPA website and sent to participants in advance of the session.

You can confirm your attendance by simply replying to with your name, job title and organisation. 

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