Conservative Party Conference

Rising to the Housing Challenge

30 Sep 201909/30/2019 12:30pm 09/30/2019 01:30pm Conservative Party Conference The British Property Federation, the Home Builders Federation and the Royal Town Planning Institute invite you to join us at Conservative Conference to hear from our expert panel and contribute to a debate on how to tackle the housing crisis. Conference Suite, Princess St Hotel, 18-24 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 4LG Europe/London public

12.30 - 13.30

Conference Suite, Princess St Hotel, 18-24 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 4LG

The Government has committed to an ambitious target to deliver 300,000 homes a year to tackle the nation’s housing crisis. This seminar will discuss how planners, developers and investors can best work together with local communities, both to maximise housing delivery and meet the aims of the Building Better, Building Beautiful commission:

  • To promote better design and style of homes, villages, towns and high streets, to reflect what communities want, building on the knowledge and tradition of what they know works for their area,
  • To explore how new settlements can be developed with greater community consent,
  • To make the planning system work in support of better design and style, not against it.


  • Bob Blackman MP, Member of Parliament for Harrow East and Joint Executive Secretary of the 1922 Committee


  • Peter Andrew – Deputy Chairman, Home Builders Federation,
  • Ian Tant – President, Royal Town Planning Institute,
  • Helen Gordon – President, BPF and Chief Executive, Grainger plc,
  • Tim Bowles – West of England Combined Authority Mayor
  • Nicholas Boys Smith (Co-Chair – Building Better Building Beautiful Commission, founding director – Create Streets).

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This is a free public event. You are welcome to attend without needing to pre-register.