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Affordable Housing: A story of needs, economics and politics

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 at 9:30AM
Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 4EP, UK
From £95.00 plus vat
RTPI North East

Need for affordable housing has never been greater, but neither have pressures on supply due to economic viability, housing market renewal and the right to buy.  Through this seminar, we explore the life cycle of affordable housing planning and delivery including assessing need, understanding viability, delivery and management considerations and the impact of government initiatives.  Perspectives will be drawn from local authority, consultancy, registered providers and the house building industry.

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9.30 am            Registration and refreshments

10.00 am          Chairman’s Introduction 

                        David Brocklehurst, Associate, GVA

10.10 am           Whose home is it anyway? Delivering homes to meet local needs

                        Peter Mennell, Housing Strategy Manager, South Tyneside Council


10.55 am           The Impact of Affordable Housing on the Home Building Process

                        Neil Milburn, Development Director, Barratt Homes


11.40 am          Refreshments

 11.55 am         HCA Perspective on Delivery of Affordable Housing’

                        Bill Carr, Head of North East Area, Homes and Communities Agency


12.30 pm           Open Forum (with Morning Speakers) 

12.40 pm          Lunch


1.40 pm            Do we really have to house those people?

                        Fiona Coleman, Development Manager, Broadacres

2.25 pm            Navigating the Legal Aspects of Delivering Affordable Housing

                        Tracy Hall, Head of Real Estate, Watson Burton


3.10 pm            Delivering Affordable Housing through planning and construction processes

                        Barry Smith and Leigh Cresswell, Partner Construction

 3.40 pm           Open Forum (with Afternoon Speakers)


4.00 pm            Finish