Explore housing development learning events for local government

Our Local Government Capacity Center has set up a summer learning program to support the authorities and help build more housing.

Winter apprenticeship program schedule

Local government officials can find out more about this set of knowledge sharing sessions and reserve their seats.

Design codes that shatter myths

An update on the latest design planning policy, including an introduction to the National Model Design Code.

Date: January 24, 2022 Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Registration deadline: January 20, 2022

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Market Snapshot

Latest market information, assessment and economic forecast for the England housing market to enable a broad understanding of market trends to mitigate risks and spot opportunities.

Date: January 25, 2022

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Registration deadline: January 21, 2022

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Later Living: Including an intergenerational approach

An introduction to the intergenerational approach to living later in housing delivery. Includes an overview of the different approaches taken by organizations in the later life market and how design influences best practice.

Date: January 26, 2022

Schedule: 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (including a lunch break)

Registration deadline: January 24, 2022

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Understanding the price-performance ratio

An introduction to the basics of how to undertake economic valuation exercises such as value for money (VfM), benefit-cost ratio (BCR) and social net present value (NPSV) and others key concepts of the land economy.

Date: January 27, 2022

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Registration deadline: January 25, 2022

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In Conversation With … Addressing Gaps in Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

The Executive Director of Markets, Partners and Places at Homes England speaks with Pooja Agrawal, Managing Director of Public Practice, and guests from local authorities, on how to address the skills, capacity and knowledge gaps in the within local government to support the housing delivery journey.

Date: January 28, 2022

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Registration deadline: January 26, 2022

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Sustainability and development assessments

Explore development assessments, viability and their roles in high level project planning and review as part of the project planning and delivery process. With a review of development structures and financing options.

Date: January 31, 2022

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Registration deadline: January 27, 2022

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Using Homes England delivery partner’s new Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS)

An overview of Homes England’s Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS), with examples of where and how it can be used to develop housing projects.

Date: February 1, 2022

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Registration deadline: January 28, 2022

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Offer “first homes”

For local authorities with sites of the first houses of the Early Delivery 2021-23 program in their region, this session aims to support their delivery of this new affordable housing lease, where their contribution is crucial.

Date: February 1, 2022

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Registration deadline: January 28, 2022

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Unlock rural housing

The rural context of housing, including examples of good practice, bottlenecks and opportunities. We will also explore the role Homes England plays in unlocking real estate developments in rural areas.

Date: February 2, 2022

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (This includes a lunch break from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)

Registration deadline: January 31, 2022

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Provide a net gain in biodiversity

An introduction to the draft law on the environment and the principles of net biodiversity gain. This session examines how this applies to the provision of housing and associated infrastructure, and its alignment with other policy priorities.

Date: February 3, 2022

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Registration deadline: February 1, 2022

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Long-term stewardship for large developments

This session explores issues related to the long-term stewardship of community assets, which is essential to creating and sustaining thriving places.

Date: February 3, 2022

Time from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Registration deadline: February 1, 2022

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Skills and capacity building for land use planning within local government

This session explores how multidisciplinary and well-resourced teams respond to the skills and capacity needs of local governments, with reflections from the private sector.

Date: February 4, 2022

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Registration deadline: February 2, 2022

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