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Homes for All: From local housing companies to joint ventures, how do we ensure local councils deliver the homes communities need?

Homes for All: From local housing companies to joint ventures, how do we ensure local councils deliver the homes communities need?

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As councils increasingly face housing issues, from shortages of affordable homes for people to buy, to social homes for affordable rent, we ask what solutions are available to place local authorities at the heart of housing solutions?

Local housing companies and housing solutions

This seminar will explore different delivery models to enable councils to meet local housing needs such as:-

  •          Wholly owned local authority housing companies
  •          Joint ventures and special purpose vehicles
  •          Shared developments between local councils, developers and finance providers
  •          Direct local authority new build properties
  •          European speed build modular housing
  •          How a local authority can become a ‘private sector landlord’

We will also explore the findings from the recent APSE and Town and Country Planning Association research ‘ Homes for All’ and we will also consider the impact of the Housing and Planning Act 2016  on income from social rents and right to buy. Harrogate Council will also be on hand to discuss their software developments helping to track and manage their Local Plan.


Speaker presentations

James Prestwich, Senior Policy Advisor - Affordable Housing Division, Department for Communities
and Local Government


Henry Smith, Senior Project Officer, Town and Country Planning Association ( TCPA)


Elizabeth Wood, Director, Walker Morris LLP


Madeleine Bell, Head of Housing and Property, Harrogate Borough Council


Hakeem Osinaike, Operational Director, Housing Management, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham


David Weir, Programme Manager, Affordable Housing, Fife Council


Barry O'Neil, CEO of BHS (and also WElink Energy)


Paul Genoe, Housing Programme Manager SIP Affordable Housing Team, Land and Property Assets, Aberdeen City Council

Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






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