Regional councils and stakeholders involved with custom build in the East Midlands should take the opportunity to attend the second Right To Build Task Force Expo, sharing best practice and new routes to success for the sector.
Following on from the enormously successful event in September, addressed by Housing Minister Alok Sharma, the event will include in-depth look at the experience of Almere in The Netherlands, the poster-boy for custom build.
Jacqueline Tellinga will be sharing practical lessons for delivery based on her time as Project Manager at Almere.
The day is split into a series of presentations aimed at supporting a range of custom build stakeholders, including local authorities, landowners, developers, financiers, community groups and planners.
Following these is a range of master classes focusing on specific target areas, including a requested, The neighbourhood planning dimension – how to incorporate Custom and Self Build housing into a Neighbourhood Plan.
A key driver for the day is to match ambitions with services and experiences to explore how custom and self-build can be delivered effectively.
Richard Bacon MP, Right to Build Task Force Ambassador and Chair of APPG for Self Build Custom and Community Housebuilding and Placemaking
Adam Broadway, Right to Build Task Force
Lawrence Castle, Self / Custom Build Regional Manager of South Cambridgeshire District Council
Michael Holmes, Chair of NaCSBA
Andrew Longley, Head Of North Northants Joint Planning Unit
Mark Stevenson, Managing Director Of Potton
Jacqueline Tellinga, Project Manager, Almere Council In The Netherlands
Mario Wolf, Director Of Right To Build Task Force
Cllr Barry Wood, Deputy Ambassador And Leader Of Cherwell District Council
“The Right to Build Expo brings together all the players you need to meet to secure your share in this fast-evolving market.
“From politics and planning to practice and delivery, it bridges the gap between those who have experience in delivering custom and self build housing and those who still need to get there,” said a Task Force spokesman.
Tickets cost are free for NaCSBA or Wood For Good members, or £25 through Eventbrite.
From questions over the Right To Build Registers to what models are on offer, these events are crucial for the sector. They help a range of stakeholders, but especially local authorities, get to grips with custom build and work out how to successfully bring it on locally.