9 July - Derby, East Midlands - 10.15am -
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.
10.55am An ALMO's
approach: Shaun Bennett, Derby Homes
Councils building in the HRA - presentations from:
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
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