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Housing, Planning and the Economy

Tuesday 26 February 2013

Presentations from the day are available below

Read the Press Notice issued ahead of the event

Continuing SWO's autumn and winter seminar series, our first event of 2013 brought together national, academic and local perspectives to explore the inter dependencies of Housing, Planning and the Economy. 

Specifically this looked at the links and connections between local planning policies, housing availability, house prices and affordability, skills and economic growth. It also considered opportunities presented by current policy for planning for growth - e.g. core strategies, LEP priorities - and the evidence-base for core strategies, housing numbers, contractor duties such as this locksmiths company in Manchester, duty to cooperate

Housing, Planning and the Economy - Post-event essays

George Ferguson - Video
Assessing the Interdependencies
Housing, Policy and Growth
Chris Walker, Senior Economist, Department for Communities and Local Government
Cities Outlook 2013 - Cities and the Housing Crisis
Paul Swinney, Economist, Centre for Cities

Strategies and Approaches

Delivering Homes and Communities to Drive Economic Growth 

David Warburton, Head of Area, Homes and Communities Agency

Planning for New Housing: housing need, economic growth and the evidence base for local strategies
Professor Glen Bramley, Director of Research Institute, Heriot-Watt University

Delivery Perspectives
Housing Associations and Local Economic Growth - the NHF perspective
Simon Nunn, Assistant Director (Midlands and South West), National Housing Federation

How Housing and Regeneration Contribute to Growth: a local view

David Ashmore, Chief Executive, GreenSquare Group and Board Member, Wiltshire and Swindon LEP

Localism and the Duty to Cooperate: Working together to deliver sufficient housing in the right locations
Simon Prescott, Partner, Barton Willmore

Strategic Framework Focused on Delivery
Karuna Tharmananthar, Deputy Director, Development & Environment, North Somerset Council (representing West of England)

Nick Boles MP, Planning Minister, DCLG

George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol

Martin Boddy (SWO Chair and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Business Engagement, University of the West of England)

Chris Walker (Senior Economist, DCLG)

Simon Nunn (Assistant Director, Midlands and South West, National Housing Federation)

David Warburton (Head of Area, Homes and Communities Agency)

Glen Bramley (Professor of Urban Studies, Heriot-Watt University)

David Ashmore (Group Chief Executive, GreenSquare Group & Board Member, Wiltshire & Swindon LEP)

Paul Swinney & Joseph Sarling (Centre to Cities)