26 OCT 2017

HFi Today, A Quick Guide To The Green Belt

- A Quick Guide to the Green Belt - Out Today

- The Housing Problem in London - Launch: Fully Booked

- Book Now for Autumn Budget Special - 29 November

A Quick Guide to the Green Belt - Out Today

Today, we launched our 'Quick Guide to the Green Belt'.

The guide started its life from a question that the institute was asked by a council: is the green belt forever, even if it no longer serves its purpose?

The green belt is an emotional as well as a highly technical topic. Like all such emotional and technical areas, the subject matter can be easily misunderstood or misrepresented.

So we have produced a guide that is practical and accessible. This guide helps to explain the principles and actions that are occurring across the country with land set aside as green belt, as well as addressing common misunderstandings.

The report was launched exclusively on Inside Housing, accompanying a comment piece by our Chief Executive, Natalie Elphicke. Click  here to read the article.

You can download this helpful resource by clicking here.

The Housing Problem in London- Launch: Fully Booked

We are delighted to announce that the launch of the HFi's paper by Sir Mark Boleat, former political leader at the City of London Corporation and Chairman of The Housing & Finance Institute, has now sold out.

'The Housing Problem in London: A Broken Planning System' sets out a range of proposals to radically increase the delivery of new housing in capital, as set out above.

We are pleased to launch this thought leadership piece in partnership with CPA and WPA, hosted by Savills. Sir Mark Boleat will present his research, and a panel of industry experts will discuss his ideas.

Speakers and Panellists:

  • Nick de Lotbiniere – Planning Director (Head of Central London) at Savills [Chair] 
  • Sir Mark Boleat, Deputy Chairman of the City of London's Policy & Resources Committee and Chairman of The Housing and Finance Institute
  • Natalie Elphicke OBE, Chief Executive, Housing and Finance Institute 
  • Hannah David – Director of Planning Futures think tank
  • Cllr Tony Devenish AM, Chairman of Westminster City Council's Business, Planning & Transport Policy & Scrutiny Committee and member of the GLA's Planning Committee
  • Brian Johnson, former Chief Executive of Metropolitan Housing Trust, Moat Homes and CityWest Homes
  • Mark Prisk MP, former Minister of State for Housing

DATE: Tuesday 31 October 2017
TIME: 8:00am to 10:00am (seminar runs from 8:30am to 9:30am)
VENUE: Savills, 33 Margaret St, London, W1G 0JD

If you were unlucky enough to not book tickets in time, you can still read the report in full here.

Book Now for Autumn Budget Special - 29th November

There are a few spaces still available for our next business breakfast, which will be held on the 29th November between 8.30-10.00am at Bevan Brittan, which is located at Fleet Place House, 2 Fleet Place, London EC4M 7RF.

As the budget takes place on the 22nd November. This breakfast will be an autumn budget special looking at the impact of the budget on housing markets.

Booking is free but places are going fast, to reserve your place email: events@thehfi.com

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