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the big housing debate - Central

Wednesday, 06 Dec 2017
9:00 AM - 3:50 PM
IET Birmingham Austin Court, 80 Cambridge Street, Birmingham, B1 2NP
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What is the big housing debate?

 

The big housing debate offers a unique opportunity for housing professionals from across the sector to analyse the implications of the Autumn Budget and the wider policy landscape in your region.

 

Each session will provide delegates with the chance to explore and examine, debate and discuss the key themes that are influencing and shaping housing delivery and how to deal with the most important housing management issues.

 

We will be using an interactive ‘Question Time’ format which will allow delegates to probe our leading speakers and really drill down into the heart of the matter and share solutions and best practice.

 

 

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CIH MEMBERS £279 - NON CIH MEMBERS £299

 

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With thanks to our lunch sponsor

All Speakers

Carl Brazier

director of housing and customer services
City of Stoke-on-Trent Council

Chris Brill

policy manager - welfare reform
Homeless Link

Sinead Butters

group chief executive
Aspire Housing

Ruth Cooke

Midland Heart

Frances Coppola

finance writer and commentator and visiting advanced fellow
Sheffield University

Councillor Sean Coughan

leader
Walsall council

Emma Maier

editor-in-chief Inside Housing
Ocean Media

Chan Kataria

East Midlands Housing Group

Chair: Mark London

Head construction team
Devonshires

Simon Marks

board director
Place Greater Birmingham & Solihill LEP

Richard McCarthy

executive director
Capita Property and Infrastructure

Gordon More

chief investment officer
HCA

Kevin Rodgers

group ceo
West Midlands Housing

Campbell Robb

ceo
Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Councillor Paul Smith

cabinet member for housing
Bristol City Council

Christine Whitehead

Professor of Housing Economics
LSE

In partnership with

With thanks to our lunch sponsor

Programme

09:00-09:30 Registration and welcome refreshments

 

09:30-09:45 Welcome address from Emma Maier, editor-in-chief, Inside Housing

 

09:45-10:45 What does the budget mean for housing in the Midlands?

 

In this opening keynote, expert financial commentator Frances Coppola will be dissecting the recent Budget and drawing out the most important implications for the UK housing market and the Midlands in particular. Taking a short and long-term view, she will provide forecasts to help you prepare for what lies ahead and will analyse what the direction of the new government means for the sector.

 

Frances Coppola, financial writer and commentator and visiting advanced fellow, Sheffield University

Christine Whitehead, professor of housing economics, London School of Economics

Chair: Richard McCarthy, executive director, Capita Property and Infrastructure

 

10:45-11:15 Networking refreshments

 

11:15-12:15 Accelerating housing supply and economic growth in the Midlands

  • Rebalancing the economy away from the South:
    • Attracting housing investment and talent in the Midlands
    • Transport connections as a catalyst for housing and economic growth
  • How to ensure housebuilding keeps pace with demographic change in the Midlands
  • Is the current planning system fit for purpose or a barrier to development?
  • Securing viable land and is it time to review the quality of Green Belt land?
  • Placeshaping and how to ensure quality of supply and environment, not just delivering on the numbers
  • What is the role of local authorities as housing enablers?

Carl Brazier, director of housing and customer services, Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Sinead Butters, chief executive, aspire housing and chair of PlaceShapers

Simon Marks, board director for place, Greater Birmingham & Solihill LEP

Gordon More, chief investment officer, HCA

Kevin Rodgers, group chief executive, West Midlands Housing

Chair: Richard McCarthy, executive director, Capita Property and Infrastructure

 

12:15-13:15 Lunch

 

13:15-14:15 Housing post-Grenfell: What are the longer-term implications for quality, safety and managing public distrust?

  • Where to go from here: How has Grenfell refocused the debate about sector values, decency and investment deveonshirein existing stock?
  • Reputation management: What lessons have been learnt from the sector’s response?
  • How should regulation evolve?
  • Tenant participation post-Grenfell: How to listen to and engage with tenants in the 21st century

Ruth Cooke, chief executive, Midland Heart

Councillor Sean Coughlan, leader, Walsall Council

Chan Kataria OBE, chief executive, emh group

Mark London, partner, Devonshires

Chair: Richard McCarthy, executive director, Capita Property and Infrastructure

 

14:15-14:35 Networking break

 

14:35-15:35 How do we work together to solve the homelessness crisis?

  • Understanding the factors that underpin homelessness and its increase in the Midlands
  • The opportunity of the Homelessness Reduction Act and its implementation
  • What are the most effective preventative approaches to homelessness?
  • Managing the increased demand for temporary accommodation
  • Tackling poor quality landlords and inappropriate housing

Chris Brill, policy manager – welfare reform, Homeless Link

Campbell Robb, chief executive, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Councillor Paul Smith, cabinet member for housing, Bristol City Council

Chair: Richard McCarthy, executive director, Capita Property and Infrastructure

 

15:35-15:50 Chair’s closing remarks

 

Venue Information

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IET Birmingham Austin Court, 80 Cambridge Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK, B1 2NP


Conference timings

  • Registration: 9am

 

  • Conference end: 4pm


Directions

 

Getting to the venue couldn’t be easier with Birmingham’s motorway links, direct public transport and extensive car parking adjacent to the building. Information on getting to the venue can be found within the below drop downs.

 

By bus

 

Leave the bus in the City Centre. Ask for directions to the "Town Hall". A signpost to Convention Centre and National Indoor Arena points to the entrance to Paradise Forum.

 

Walk through the Mall and exit over the footbridge into Centenary Square, passing the Hall of Memory on your left. Continue towards the ICC and Birmingham Repertory Theatre, also passing the new Birmingham Library, turn right in front of the International Convention Centre to meet Cambridge St. Turn left, follow the road until you reach Austin Court on your left. Allow 15-20 minutes to walk this route.


(If your bus enters the City via Broad St, get off at "Symphony Hall", then walk past the front entrance (leaving the Birmingham Repertory Theatre on your right), to meet Cambridge St. Turn left, follow the road until you reach IET Birmingham: Austin Court on your left.


By train

 

From New St Station

 

15 – 20 minutes by bus

 

15 – 20-minute walk

 

  • Leave the platform at the North (Wolverhampton or Bristol) end and take the stairs to the "Way out to Victoria Square".
  • When outside, cross the road (Navigation St) and continue directly ahead up Pinfold Street. At the top of the hill the Council House with its clock tower ("Big Brum") can be seen.
  • As you enter Victoria Square, on your left is the Town Hall (modelled on a Grecian Temple). Follow the signposts for Paradise Forum, Convention Centre and National Indoor Arena.
  • Continue straight on and the Town Hall is ahead on the opposite side of Chamberlain Square and the Council House.
  • Follow the ramp around the edge of the arena and just to the right hand side of the Town Hall, a signpost to Convention Centre and National Indoor Arena points to the entrance to Paradise Forum.
  • Walk through the Mall and exit over the footbridge into Centenary Square, passing the Hall of Memory on your left and the Birmingham Library on your right.
  • Continue towards the ICC and Birmingham Repertory Theatre, turn right in front of the International Convention Centre to meet Cambridge St. Turn left, follow the road until you reach IET Birmingham: Austin Court on your left.

 

From Snow Hill Station


12 minutes by bus


15 – 20-minute walk

 

  • Ascend into Colmore Row and turn right. At the end of Colmore Row, across Victoria Square, is the Town Hall (modelled on a Grecian Temple).
  • Turn right at the Council House; follow the ramp around the edge of the arena, a signpost to Convention Centre and National Indoor Arena points to the entrance to Paradise Forum.
  • Walk through the Mall and exit over the footbridge into Centenary Square, passing the Hall of Memory on your leftand the Birmingham Library on your right.
  • Continue towards the ICC and Birmingham Repertory Theatre, turn right in front of the International Convention Centre to meet Cambridge St. Turn left, follow the road until you reach IET Birmingham: Austin Court on your left.

By Taxi

 

If you wish to take a taxi, leave the platform near the centre, ascend to the bridge and the main concourse. Leave the concourse by the doors to the left of the escalators.


There is a Taxi Rank just outside. Ask for "IET Birmingham: Austin Court, Cambridge St (next to the Malthouse Pub)".

 

By car


From the South-West (M5)


Leave the motorway at junction 3, follow the A456 towards the city centre.


From the South (M40), South-East (M6) East (M69), or North-East (M42)


Follow the M6 to Junction 6, then the A38(M) towards the city centre


From the North-West (M6) or West (M54)


Follow the M6 either to Junction 7, then the A34 towards Birmingham city centre or to Junction 6, then the A38(M) towards the city centre


By far the easiest, although not the most direct route, is to follow one of the main radial routes towards the city centre.


On reaching the Middle Ring Road (A4540), follow this to the junction with the A457 Dudley Road. Spring Hill Library, a Victorian Gothic Terracotta building, is on one corner. Turn towards the City Centre, also signed Convention Centre and National Indoor Arena.


Take the first available right (at traffic lights) into Summer Hill St, at the next roundabout carry straight on up the hill (King Edward’s Road).


The National Indoor Arena and its car parks are on your right. At the top of the hill, the rear wall of IET Birmingham: Austin Court should be visible on the right across the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal.

 

Parking


There is limited parking at IET Birmingham: Austin Court. If the car park is full, the nearest parking is at the National Indoor Arena (pay-and-display).


There is limited street parking (meters) in side streets opposite the NIA, also on the south side of Broad St (A456).


Other car parks are just past the Birmingham Rep between Cambridge St and Broad Street, and at the end of Cambridge St at the junction of Summer Row (A457), the entrance is in Brindley Drive.

 

 

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