UKBCSD Roundtable event hosted by Burges Salmon, London
This, the first in our ‘Challenger’ series of Roundtable discussions, the Garden Villages debate set out to explore the Government’s latest housing initiative designed to spark new demand in the housing market. The event attracted colleagues from private sector, national and local Government to discuss the challenges ahead for delivering something very different from building traditional housing estates.
Opportunities to deliver more than 100,000 new homes over the next decade or so were showcased by Homes England, Cornwall, Derby City, North Staffordshire and Wychavon Councils as well as the approaches they would take to encourage local communities to sanction large scale development on, or close to, their market towns and villages.
Chaired by Jackie Sadek of UK Regeneration, challenges raised by the Roundtable partners ranged from “How do we get the growth we need?”, to “How should we serve the new communities we are planning for?” The commitment to a longer-term vision and delivery captured the attention of private developers and infrastructure providers, whose role in shaping and resourcing sustainable delivery of such large scale programmes, was not lost.
The roundtable report, prepared by our partners LDA-Design, capturing the issues and potential solutions to delivering differently, will be launched at MIPIM UK later this month.
Our thanks to the following organisations for contributing to this event:
- Anglian Water
- Cornwall Council
- Derby City Council
- Design Council
- Elaine Mellish
- Federation of Master Builders
- Homes England
- LDA Design
- North Staffordshire
- Town and Country Planning Association
- UK Regeneration
- Wychavon District Council