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February 21st, 2019

8:15am to 3:00pm

Creating Communities

How housing and planning reform can create

more attractive places, better infrastructure

and local growth

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WHEN /

February 21st, 2019

8:15 am - 3:00 pm

WHERE /

U+I

7a Howick Place,

London SW1P 1DZ

 

 

ABOUT THE EVENT /

The main focus of the conference will be: 

  • The creation of new stand-alone communities, major urban extensions and other strategic-scale housing developments,

  • The role local authorities might play in future in land assembly (particularly in light of HRA cap lifting),

  • How to ensure more of the value created in new development benefits the community.

 

PROGRAMME /

8:30 AM

Introduction

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9:00-9:45 AM

Speech by Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, Secretary of State 

Introductory session to the day followed by detailed Q&A from the audience.

10:00-10:45 AM

Where and how we should build

 

Panel session on what more we need to do to unlock new development in partnership with communities.

 

Kindly sponsored by U+I

10:45-11:15

Coffee

 

During the coffee break we will match attendees for “speed-dating” in twos and threes. We wish to facilitate conversations that are a bit ‘beyond the usual’.

11:15-12:00

Panel breakouts

 

Four breakout sessions will be running simultaneously:

The importance of good design

 

The session will explore the discoverable links between design with good resident wellbeing outcomes and consider the implications for design, development and planning, drawing on international empirical research.

 

Kindly sponsored by Hydrock

Engaging local people in the planning process

This session will consider how community groups can organise themselves and work effectively to interact well with landowners, developers and councils.

 

Kindly sponsored by JTP

Accelerating build out rates

 

This session will explore how to improve build out, including through new technologies, skills investment and conditions on land.

Kindly sponsored by Ilke Homes

 

 

Strategic planning

 

This session will explore how a new approach to local government could deliver better planning and improve the division of responsibilities within the housing and planning system.

  

Kindly sponsored by the County Councils Network

There is a limited number of places available for each session. Attendees should register for their preferred session in the section below .

12:00-12:45 PM

Using land value uplift to fund infrastructure

 

Panel session on how we plan for and pay for key infrastructure, from roads to schools and GP surgeries.

 

Kindly sponsored by Lightwood Strategic

12:45-2:15 PM

Lunch

During lunch, there will be a soapbox for attendees to present their own ideas to the conference, to open up new conversations.

2:15-3:00 PM

Strategic authority: the role of mayors, local authorities

and local businesses in development

Final panel session on a greater role for higher tier authorities in development, for example around strategic sites, major infrastructure or the location of garden towns and cities.

 

Kindly sponsored by CCN

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Click here to register for break-out sessions

SPEAKERS /

James Brokenshire, MP

Secretary of State, MHCLG

Nicholas Boys Smith

Director, Create Streets

Simon Hesketh

Director Regeneration, U+I

Giles Carter

Director, Ilke Homes

Polly Neate

Chief Executive, Shelter

Pamela Warhurst CBE

Chair, Incredible Edible

Richard Walker

Strategic Planning Director, Lightwood

Kathryn Eames

Director, Accordus 

James McKechnie 

Divisional Transportation Director, Hydrock

Will Tanner

Founder, Onward

Chris Bowie-Hill

Technical Director, Hydrock

Cllr Paul Carter CBE

Leader, Kent County Council

Gareth Swarbrick

Chief Executive, Rochdale Boroughwide Housing

Pete Redman

Director, Housing Futures

Finn Williams

Founder, Public Practice

Nick Taylor

The Piece Hall

John Myers

Co-Founder, YIMBY Alliance

Tom Aubrey

Advisor to the Centre for Progressive Policy

Sir Edward Lister

Chairman, Homes England

Yolande Barnes

Chair, Bartlett Real Estate Institute, UCL

Steve Quartermain

Chief Planner, MHCLG

Catriona Riddell

Chair, TCPA

Tony Pidgley

Chairman, Berkeley Group

Gavin McLaughlin

Principal Planner, TFL

Fiona Fletcher-Smith

Group Director Sales and Development, L&Q

James Palmer

Mayor, Cambridgeshire and  Peterborough

Neil O'Brien MP

MP for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston 

Charles Campion

Partner, JTP

Dr Chanuki Seresinhe

Alan Turing Institute

Richard Bacon MP

Chair, APPG on Self Build

Cllr David Williams

Leader, Hertfordshire County Council

Andrew Carter

Chief Executive, Centre for Cities

Tom Chance

Director, National CLT Network

Eleanor Lasota

Architectural Designer and Researcher, White Design

Jonathan Rosenberg

Chair, Walerton & Elgin Community Homes

Paul Miner

Head of Strategic Plans and Devolution, CPRE