TGSE Housing Conference Friday 22 January 2010Date:Feb 05, 2010
On Friday 22 January 2010, over 100 hundred partners from the Public, Private and Community / Voluntary Sector attended a Thames Gateway South Essex Housing Conference at Wat Tyler Centre, Pitsea, Essex. The Centre and Park represents a £10m regeneration project enhancing the sense of “place” in the Thames Gateway south Essex making it more attractive for people to come and live, work and play.
Cllr Tony Ball, Leader of Basildon District Council, opened the Conference. Key speakers included Naisha Polaine from the Homes and Communities Agency and Rab Fallon from the Thames Gateway Housing Officer Group.
Partners looked at ways they could contribute to realising the objectives and priorities of the TGSE Housing Strategy and a key theme was leading on the housing recovery.
Headline data on current market conditions and issues concerning housing viability were discussed and ideas were put forward to assist the housing recovery. This was based on two reports commissioned by the Housing Group; Review of the Strategic Housing Market Assessment by GVA Grimley and Housing Viability Support Research by Tribal that also formed the basis of the presentations.
The Conference re-enforced the integral role of housing / planning and regeneration in the creation of sustainable and successful places in the TGSE sub region where people want to live, work and play.
It was organised by the Thames Gateway South Essex Housing Group (a partnership of the five Local Authorities at both Officer and Member level and key Housing Associations operating in the sub region).
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