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Housing conference 2011

Housing Conference February 2011

The SEEC Conference Housing the South East: Opportunities & Challenges was held on 15 February 2011.

Around 100 members and officers from SEEC member councils attended the conference to hear speakers involved in all aspects of housing –  local authorities, central government, developers, housing associations and the charity sector. SEEC also worked closely with the South East Strategic Partnership for Migration to deliver a session on the impact of migrant workers on the housing market.

View the housing conference agenda Speaker presentations are available below:

SESSION 1: Housing opportunities & challenges in the South East

Cllr Paul Carter,  SEEC Chairman & Leader Kent County Council

Jon Bright,  Director, Department for Communities and Local Government – Q&A responses received following the conference

Mervyn Greer & Dennis Seal,  Directors, Kier Group

Cllr Elizabeth Cartwright OBE,  SEEC Executive & East Hampshire District Council

Matt Sanders,  Campaigns Officer, Shelter
[Text from presentationNational Homelessness Advice Service ToolkitSE Homelessness Forum information sheet]


SESSION 2: Meeting the need for homes for all

Ann Santry,  Chief Executive, Sovereign Housing Group

Michael Crofton-Briggs,  Head of City Development, Oxford City Council

Catriona Riddell,  Consultant, Catriona Riddell Associates and Planning Officers’ Society

Alison Breese & Michelle Chivunga,  Chartered Institute of Housing

Cllr Paul Dendle,  Arun District Council

Cllr Daisy Benson,  Reading Borough Council

Summary of key points from the day

Also see link to National Housing Federation work on needs of older people mentioned during discussions.

Link to SEEC PRESS RELEASE