Local authorities are at the forefront of finding solutions to the housing crisis, and there is evidence that many councils are taking proactive approaches to meeting housing need through adopting new models and approaches. With the recent Autumn Statement focusing on new ways to meet housing need, this seminar will hear from councils identified in a new project by the TCPA supported by the Local Government Association, about approaches available for councils to combine their housing and placemaking powers to meet local demand and stimulate growth.

Delegates will hear about case studies at a range of different scales in various parts of the country. Examples in the study include the establishment of local authority housing companies, councils securing funding for transportation infrastructure to support sustainable development, and setting up of community management organisations for long term stewardship of development. Contributing to the project is the TCPA's New Communities Group, 16 local authorities planning and delivering large scale new development.

The seminar is primarily for local authorities to find out more about proactive approaches being taken to address housing needs. Delegates will hear about case studies at a range of scales and recommendations for Councils to take forward new ideas.

Attendance is free but early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.  


12:30              Light lunch and networking

13:00              Welcome from the Chair

                         Kate Henderson, Chief Executive, TCPA

13:05               Local authority innovation: new report and recommendations

                         Henry Smith, Project Manager, TCPA

13:25               LGA Housing Commission: outcomes and findings

                         Housing Board Member, Local Government Association (speaker tbc)

13:45               Local authority case studies – planning for growth

Setting up a local authority housing company

Stephen Hills, Director of Housing, South Cambridgeshire District Council

Partnership building and securing investment

Steve Pearce, Director, Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Project, East Hampshire District Council

14:25               Questions and discussion

14:45               Coffee break

15:00               Local authority case studies – new models for meeting housing need

Long-term stewardship for new development

SallyAnne Logan, Ashford Borough Council 

Delivering affordable new homes in partnership

Andrew Sloan, Project Manager, Gateshead Council 

Supporting the establishment of Community Land Trusts in the north of England

Pete Duncan, Lead Partner, Social Regeneration

16:00               Questions and discussion

16:20               Chair summarises 

16:30               Event finishes

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