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Fixing Our Broken Housing Market: A workshop on the way forward

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Room G03, Chancellor's Building

Whiteknights Campus

University of Reading

Reading

RG6 6UR

United Kingdom

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In February the government published the housing white paper Fixing Our Broken Housing Market, followed by a consultation document on proposals for reform in September.

The white paper identified four sets of issues:

  1. Planning for the right homes in the right places;
  2. Building homes faster;
  3. Diversifying the market;
  4. Helping people now.

The consultation document included new proposals for calculating local housing needs, changes to viability assessments, and planning for a mix of housing needs. The government intends to incorporate changes into the National Planning and Policy Framework early in 2018. In addition, the Secretary of State has announced a forthcoming green paper on social housing which will be:

“A wide-ranging, top-to-bottom review of the issues facing the sector, the green paper will be the most substantial report of its kind for a generation. It will kick off a nationwide conversation on social housing. What works and what doesn’t work”.

Furthermore, significant changes for housing are expected in the November budget. Taken together, these developments signal a potential major change in the direction of housing policy

Workshop

This one-day workshop arranged by the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) in conjunction with the University of Reading is designed to look at the implications of these changes and the way forward. The workshop is designed with policy makers and practitioners in mind, as well as those in the higher education sector.

Venue

The workshop will be held in room G03 of the Chancellor's Building, which is located in the Whiteknights Campus of the University of Reading. The Chancellor's Building can be found on this map

Schedule

9.30 - 10.00 Registration and Coffee

10.00 – 10.10 Welcome and Introduction

Session 1: The White Paper and Consultation Document

10.10 - 10.50 Professor Neil Crosby (University of Reading) Viability Appraisals: Why They are Broken and How to Fix Them.

10.50 – 11.30 Professor Geoff Meen (University of Reading) Possible Approaches to Local Housing Needs Assessments

11.30 – 12.10 Professor Christine Whitehead (LSE) Recent Developments in Private Renting

12.10-13.00 Lunch

Session 2: The Social Housing Green Paper

13.00 – 13.40 Sally Randall and Alice Bradley (Department of Communities and Local Government) Social Housing Green Paper

13.40 – 14.20 Professor David Clapham (University of Reading) The Future of Social Housing: Some Crucial Issues

14.20 – 15.00 Professor Flora Samuel (University of Reading) Design for Social Housing

15.00 – 15.15 Tea and Coffee

Session 3: Housing in the Budget

15.15 – 16.00 Open Discussion

16.00 Close

Places at this workshop are limited, so book now to secure your place.

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Room G03, Chancellor's Building

Whiteknights Campus

University of Reading

Reading

RG6 6UR

United Kingdom

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