Delivering The Communities Plan: The Strategic Role for Local Authorities
27 June, 2003

One day conference

Monday 7 July 2003 – Holiday Inn, Regents Park, London

The Government’s Communities Plan looks to challenge the entire way in which services support the development of communities, how they are perceived and provide safe and positive environments for individuals and families in which to live and work. Jointly hosted by the New Local Government Network and the Chartered Institute of Housing, this one day conference will look practically at how these promises can be delivered through the housing sector.

The conference will look at the role of Local Authorities and housing provision, Regional Housing Boards, regulation, planning, decent homes, antisocial behaviour, housing for the elderly and creating sustainable communities. It will also focus on the ‘Growth Areas’, in particular the Thames Gateway, and the need for affordable and key worker housing.

Delivering The Communities Plan is intended to give practical examples of projects which can and will fulfil the needs of our communities, and delegates will have the opportunity to discuss the issues with the wide range of other delegates attending.

Plenary sessions and seminars at the conference will include:

  • Understanding housing markets – the basis for housing strategy
  • Local solutions – from options to delivery
  • Planning for housing
  • Delivering affordable housing – the key worker crisis in London
  • Money, Strategy and Performance: what role for the regions?
  • Thames Gateway and the new growth regions

Speakers include:

Wendy Jarvis, ODPM; Simon Cartwright, Thames Gateway London Partnership; Mark Kleinman, Greater London Authority; Mark Bilsborough, Government Office South East; Gill Green, Audit Commission; Kamal Faizl, LB Newham; Barbara Brownlee, Edwards Project Management; Paul McDermott, Nabarro Nathanson; Bob Line, B.Line Housing Information; Merron Simpson, Chartered Institute of Housing; Dan Corry, NLGN.

For details of how to obtain a free press place or further details of both this event and the work of NLGN, contact Ian Parker on 020 7357 0116 /

Notes: The New Local Government Network (NLGN) is an independent think-tank, seeking to transform public services, revitalise local political leadership and empower local communities.

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) is the professional organisation for people who work in housing. The CIH is a registered charity and a non-profit making organisation.