ARCH seminar: how to build more homes 09/07/2014

9 July - Derby, East Midlands - 10.15am - 3.45pm



This event was organised by ARCH in association with the National Federation of ALMOs


ARCH in association with the National Federation of ALMOs held a seminar for councils and ALMOs in and around the East Midlands on how to increase the supply of new housing, particularly new council and other social housing.


Councils have a crucial role to play in meeting the national shortage of homes, and, with HRA self-financing, new opportunities to build and enable new building that have not been available for many years. Most councils are facing similar challenges and it makes sense for to compare experience, share learning and pool resources and expertise where appropriate. This seminar will provide an opportunity to hear from councils and ALMOs which have begun to gear up new house building programmes.


Some are developing within the HRA; others outside it in partnership with housing associations, private developers or financial institutions. Delegates will be able to discuss the lessons from this experience and explore the scope for sharing and collaboration to tackle the development challenge together.



10.15am             Arrival


10.45am             Welcome


10.55am            An ALMO's approach: Shaun Bennett, Derby Homes
                         Download presentation


11.30am             Councils building in the HRA - presentations from:


1.00pm               Lunch


1.45pm               Building outside the HRA - innovative approaches


3.15pm             How can councils and ALMOs work together to build more homes?

                        How can ARCH and the NFA help?

  • Discussion facilitated by John Bibby, Lincoln City Council


3.45pm               Closes 




Two free places are available to each ARCH and NFA member.  Further delegate places may be purchased by councils not in membership of ARCH at £75 + VAT per delegate, and additional delegate places are available to ARCH and NFA members on the same basis.

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