Conservative conference roundtable | Can estate regeneration help to solve England’s housing crisis?
Author: Kulvir Channa |
In conjunction with regeneration specialist Willmott Dixon, Localis will be hosting a private round table discussion at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham on estate regeneration.
England faces a multi-faceted crisis in housing supply. Not enough homes to buy, privately rent or socially rent are being built. And much of the existing stock fails to meet the requirements of its occupants. One of the ways to address these issues that has been pursued by councils, developers and other partners – and is of growing interest to central government as they grapple with the magnitude of the housing supply required – is the regeneration of large housing estates to provide more and better quality homes at higher densities.
Bringing together senior figures from central and local government and other relevant stakeholders, this roundtable will consider the role that estate regeneration could play in solving England’s housing crisis. Discussion will be structured around the following questions:
- In the face of (albeit shrinking) opposition to building on the green belt, does estate regeneration offer an effective urban, brownfield alternative?
- Where does the burgeoning private rental sector fit into estate regeneration?
- Does politics get in the way of effective estate regeneration? How can we learn from past developments?
This event will be held at Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham on Tuesday 4th October. If you would be interested in hearing more about this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.