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07 Mar

Housing Conference

This is an invite-only event

A conference bringing together the public and private sectors to discuss the housing crisis and identify policy solutions in these increasingly difficult times. Cllr Darren Rodwell, executive member for housing and planning and leader, LB Barking & Dagenham, and Tony Pidgley CBE, chairman of the Berkeley Group plc will frame the debate and we will particularly be looking at the following areas:

  • Increasing build out rates
  • Improving planning performance 
  • Developing community infrastructure
  • Releasing public sector land
  • Using modular to bridge the skills gap
  • Making homeownership work

The conference will also see the launch of the revised guidance on Build to Rent ‘Everything you need to know about build to rent in London’ developed in partnership with London First and Turley

Agenda

9am – 9.30
Registration and networking

9.30 – 9.40
Welcome from Cllr Peter John, chair of London Councils and leader, LB Southwark and Catherine McGuinness, chair of the Policy and Resources Committee of the City of London Corporation

9.40 – 10.45
Public and Private perspectives on housing crisis - Cllr Darren Rodwell, executive member for housing and planning and leader, LB Barking & Dagenham, and Tony Pidgley CBE, chairman of the Berkeley Group plc. Chaired by Fiona Fletcher - Smith, group director, L&Q. Followed by Q&As

10.45 - 11.15
Everything you need to know about build to rent in London

11.15 – 11.30
Framing the workshop - Cllr Darren Rodwell

11.30 – 11.55am 
Refreshment break

11.55 – 1.10pm
Group workshop focusing on six themes: 
Increasing build out rates
Improving planning performance 
Developing community infrastructure
Releasing public sector Land
Using modular to bridge the skills gap
Making homeownership work

1.10 – 2.10
Lunch

2.10 – 2.30pm 
Feedback from session discussions

2.30pm – 3.30pm 
The political perspective - panel discussion with James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development , Paul Hackett, chief executive, Optivo, Cllr Jayne McCoy, Chair  of Housing, Economy & Business Committee, LB Sutton, Cllr Darren Rodwell and Tony Pidgley CBE.