Scotland’s leading housing and planning professionals to come together in sold-out event

The upcoming event, co-organised by CaCHE and the Housing and Place Delivery Forum (HPDF), has now sold out. This event, which takes place on Monday 24 April at the Advanced Research Centre (ARC) in Glasgow, will bring together housing, planning and wider built environment professionals, policymakers and academics to explore the challenges and opportunities presented by the recently adopted NPF4.

The day will comprise four sessions, each focusing on a critical aspect of delivering the NPF4. Beginning with “Delivering the homes we need”, attendees will hear from Liz Hamilton (Homes for Scotland) on Housing Land Requirements and Housing Need and Demand Assessments, followed by a panel of experts including Sarah Shaw (Glasgow City Council), Tony Cain (ALACHO), and Mike Staples (South of Scotland Community Housing).

Next, “Making brownfield work for housing and place development” will explore the challenges of bringing brownfield land back into productive use, with a presentation by Gary Watt (igloo Regeneration), and a panel discussion featuring Scotland’s former Chief Valuer, Archie Rintoul FRICS, plus representatives from the Scottish Land Commission, CCG (Scotland) Limited, and Perth & Kinross Council.

The third session, “From consultation to co-production: planning with communities”, will examine the role of local communities in the planning and development process. Speakers including Nick Wright (Nick Wright Planning), Euan Leitch (SURF), Neil Clapperton, (Lochalsh & Skye Housing Association), and Johanna Boyd (Planning Aid Scotland), will discuss what it takes to work with communities to, for example, co-produce and jointly deliver Local Place Plans.

The final session, “Creating a zero-carbon world means fixing what we’ve already got”, opens with a presentation by Sarah Longlands (CLES) on what it will take to decarbonise Scotland’s social housing stock. Expert speakers from Built Environment Forum Scotland, Loco Home Retrofit, The Chartered Institute of Building, and Scotland’s Towns Partnership will lead us in broadening this discussion to include retrofitting owner-occupied and private rented homes, addressing the skills gap, and what we should be doing to regenerate our town and city centres.

The event promises to be a fascinating exploration of the delivery challenges facing communities, local authority planners, housebuilders, developers and investors in Scotland.

In addition to the four main sessions, attendees will hear directly from Steven Tolson FRICS (Chair of the HPDF), Irene Beautyman (Improvement Service) and Emeritus Professor, Stuart Gulliver FRSE, and will benefit from additional commentary by Emeritus Professor, Duncan MacLennan CBE FRSE, and access to a bonus webinar on Delivering NPF4 & achieving net-zero through behaviour change (registration required).

The main event sold out fast but you can still register to join the waiting list for in-person attendance or sign-up to join virtually by emailing Gareth James. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Gareth directly.


Date: March 17, 2023 4:04 pm


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