Programme 2017

19th Hertfordshire Housing Conference

Monday 24th April 2017


8-15Registration - Tea and Coffee

Dr Peter Bonfield, Chief Executive of the BRE Group
9-10Alex Golledge, Bank of England
9-45Helen Collins, Savills
Housing trends generally and in the South East and Hertfordshire - how housing providers are responding to the post rent cut, post Brexit, post White Paper and pre rent settlement housing policy environment
10-20Andrew Dixon, Policy Director, Federation of Master Builders
SME house builders: boosting diversity in housing supply
10-45Break - Tea and Coffee
11-00John Healey MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Housing
11-25David Orr, Chief Excecutive, National Housing Federation
12-00Choice of Workshop

1. Gareth Lewis (Watford CHT) and Alan Gough (Watford Borough Council)
Partnership Working

Joint-Venture Principles in Practice
A case study of how Watford Borough Council and Watford Community Housing Trust has created an overarching joint-venture vehicle to increase housing supply and support the respective parties core objectives. We will consider the mechanics, but also the ethos and attitudes required to ensure an effective partnership.

2.Neil Hayes (CEO, Herts LEP) and Tom Pike (Strategic Director, Stevenage Borough Council)

New partnerships in town centre regeneration – Making large scale regeneration schemes viable in a post-recession, post BREXIT world

3. Hightown Housing Association

‘Homelessness 50 years on from ‘Cathy Come Home’ – what can we do?’
13-45Jaya Skandamoorthy, Director BRE China
China's Housing Challenge - Industrialisation and Sustainable Urbanisation
14-00Bill Dunster, OBE, Principal ZEDfactory
Zero (fossil) Energy Development (ZED) buildings
Tour of Innovation Park

More details of the speakers are available here