An event in two parts: Local and regional government support for CLH

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An event on local and regional government and support for community led housing.

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This event is split into two. The first part is just for CLH hubs and is designed to help you better understand local and regional Government as well as LEPs, so you know who to influence for what and how. The second part is for both you and your local and regional partners to help persuade your partners to better support you and the groups you’re working with.


Part 1 - Where the power lies: understanding local and regional government

*This event is for the staff and board members of hubs only

11:00 Welcome & Overview of the day

11:05 Where the power lies

An overview of local and regional government and respective responsibilities for housing, planning and land/asset transfer.

Pawda Tjoa, Senior Research Officer, New Local (formerly New Local Government Network), followed by Q&A

11:35 The opportunity with LEPs

The roles and responsibilities of LEPs and the opportunities for community led housing

Richard Harrington, CEO, Buckinghamshire LEP, followed by Q&A

12:00 Break for lunch

Part 2 - Leading the way: how local and regional government can best support community led housing

*This event is for both staff and board members of hubs and their local and regional partners. Please promote this event to your partners.

13:00 Welcome and purpose of the event

13:05 Showcasing best practice – exemplary support from local and regional authorities

Why it matters to a Mayor : James Palmer, Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol

A combined authority supporting community led housing: Mark Dickens, Spatial Planning, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

A local authority changing the game with land disposals: Elaine Olphert, Head of Housing Delivery, Bristol City Council

The perspective from the East of England, two-tier authorities and unitary authorities: Cecilia Tredget, housing consultant and former Managing Director of East of England LGA

13:45 Q&A discussion with the panel

14:30 Close

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