Tuesday, 08 January 2019 at 10:00AM
University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Join for a round table ‘show and tell’, comparing experiences, issues and successes around Local Authority direct provision of housing.
In 2017, the National Planning Forum and RTPI sponsored research on local authority direct provision of housing led by Janice Morphet and Ben Clifford of the Bartlett School of Planning. The research was well received across the sector and several of the recommendations, including the removal of the HRA cap, are now being enacted. Following this success, RTPI and four English regions (including the West Midlands) have commissioned a second phase of the research, with new questions including a particular focus on the specific role planners have to play. The RTPI will use both pieces of research to produce practice advice later in the year.
There has been much positive feedback from members stating that the roundtables for local authorities conducted as part of this research were particularly helpful for sharing and making positive relationships with housing colleagues and other neighbouring local authorities. As such, a second wave of roundtables will be held around the country. This West Midlands Roundtable is open to all local authority planners and housing colleagues with relevant experience to share.
This West Midlands Roundtable is open to all local authority planners and housing colleagues with relevant experience to share.
Places are limited so please book your place early to avoid disappointment.