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Westminster Briefing: Housing and Planning

Transforming Generation Rent into Generation Buy: The Housing & Planning Bill, Starter Homes & Affordable Housing

Thursday 18th February 2016: 11.00am – 3.30pm (including networking lunch)110 Rochester Row, Victoria, London

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Mike Kiely, Chair, Planning Officers Society
  • Andrew Taylor, Chief Executive, Sutton Housing Partnership
  • Tim Baldwin, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers
  • Robin Tetlow, Chairman, Tetlow King Planning
  • Tony Crook CBE FAcSS FRTPI, Emeritus Professor of Planning, University of Sheffield
  • Trevor Pask, Researcher, De Montford University
  • Nick Wood-Dow, Deputy Chairman, Chelgate (event chair)


The supply of affordable housing for sale is a big political issue the Government is determined to do something about. The Housing & Planning Bill, currently making its way through parliament, legislates for two of its key measures in response; the introduction of a new class of ‘Starter Homes’ available at discount to first time buyers under the age of 40 and the extension of the Right to Buy to Housing Association properties. Reactions to these and other measures have been mixed with concern among some that prioritising homes for sale will have an adverse impact on the supply of affordable homes available to rent. Additionally, much of the detail about implementing the policies will come in secondary legislation at a later date.

Join Westminster Briefing on 18th February for an early look at how the Housing & Planning Bill measures will be delivered and the affects they will have on the provision of affordable homes both to rent and buy.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • A legal duty on local authorities to promote the supply of Starter Homes
  • Reporting actions taken to meet the new duty
  • Regulations requiring Starter Homes to be included on all reasonably sized sites
  • Section 106 agreements and their part in delivering the new homes
  • Reconciling centrally set targets with the localism of the NPPF
  • Accessing new Government funding
  • The impacts of Starter Homes policy on the affordable housing mix
  • Right to Buy, its impact on ownership and making sure rental stock is properly replaced
  • News powers for the Sec of State & changes to be made in secondary legislation

The Event:

The morning session will provide an up-to-date brief on Housing & Planning Bill measures for Starter Homes and Government plans to increase home ownership.

The afternoon will focus on how the reforms will impact the supply of affordable rental homes.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone with an interest in affordable housing, including: local government housing officers; planning officers; elected members; Housing Associations; developers; & solicitors.

Booking & discount

For further information and to book, please go to the Westminster Briefing website. For a 15 per cent discount enter CHELGATE2016 in the Discount Code box at the bottom of the registration page.