Rethinking an Old Problem: Innovation in Housing Supply and Demand

Date: Monday 18 September 2017
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Granta Centre, Granta Park, Great Abington, Cambridge, CB21 6AL
Event Fees:Member local authorities - FREE
Non-members - £95.00 (Ex VAT)

Everybody agrees that there is a worrying gap between housing supply and demand across the UK as a whole.  This has been exacerbated by a reduction in house building over the past 40 years and has far reaching consequences over housing affordability; a ‘generation rent’; and rising homelessness.

This situational predicament now needs radical rethinking and councils must be at the heart of these strategies.  There is a need for greater innovation to bring forward sites for development, advance quantity, affordability and quality of developments, improve local authority planning services, as well as a need to get ahead of the curve by gaining a better understanding of future demand, such as growth and commuting patterns.

This event aims to support councils in the East of England in rethinking the old problem of housing supply and demand.

Delegates attending this event will have an opportunity find out more about the innovations available to councils, how these are already being used by councils to improve their planning functions, as well as how working more collaboratively with developers and wider partners can deliver on local plans and increase the housing supply vital for successful local communities. 

The event will bring together leading thinkers and expert advisors to discuss what works, identify future trends, stimulate debate and thinking about how to tackle the challenges and identify opportunities for improvement. 

Audience: Senior officers with a responsibility for Housing, Planning and economic growth / Elected members with responsibility for Planning, Economic Growth and Housing

Why Attend?

  • Benefit from updates and insights into the latest legislation and best practice from housing experts. 
  • Learn from engaging presentations and interactive workshops to quiz experts from across the sector to gain insights into changing best practice and effective problem solving.
  • Connect with delegates from across the region to problem solve shared challenges, and learn from the experience of others.

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Please note: cancellations made less than 1 week before the event date or non-attendance on the day will be charge £100 plus VAT.

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