Event: GHA CONFERENCE; Delivering Good Homes - Defining, Planning, Designing, Managing and Financing

OCT 25

GHA CONFERENCE; Delivering Good Homes - Defining, Planning, Designing, Managing and Financing
Keynotes: Richard Hill, HCA, Sally Hancox, Gentoo and Which? property expert Kate Faulkner

 A must attend 1 day conference with leading industry speakers and panelists taking you through all of the key issues of new homes development. Kindly supported by Knauf and Housing Expo - www.housing-expo.com

This conference is a leading event in the new homes calendar and the best value event of the year. A very time efficient and cost effective way to get updated on the industry and improve your competitive position and industry knowledge. The conference will take participants through the process of achieving good homes.



Richard Hill, Executive Director Programmes and Deputy CEO, Homes and Communities Agency 

Nahid Majid, OBE, Director, Design Council CABE 

Paul Everall, CEO, Local Authority Building Control 

Kate Faulkner, Managing Director, Designs on Property, RIBA Future Homes Commissioner 

Sally Hancox, OBE, Director of Gentoo Green 

Lynne Sullivan, OBE, CEO of sustainableBydesign

Malcolm Pitcher, Managing Director of In-House Associates 

Nick Salisbury, Director of Social Finance (and an advisor to Boris Johnson)
John Hocking, Executive Director, Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust
Bill Banks, Development and Property Services Director, Kingdom Housing Association  

Paula Hirst, Head of Regeneration, Mazars

Dr Elizabeth Ness, Group Sustainability Executive, Crest Nicholson  

Matt Bell, Group Head of External Affairs, Berkeley Group 

Rebecca Roberts Hughes, Head of Policy at RIBA                            

David Kidney, Head of Policy at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

Professor Fionn Stevenson, Sheffield University

David McCullogh, TPS

Heather David, Head of Community Involvement, A2Dominion

Stuart Wigley, Head of QS, Baily Garner

David Kidney, Head of Policy, CIEH

Professor George Martin, Coventry University

Ron Beatiie, Beattie Passive

Neil May, GHA and NBT

Julia Plaskett, Group Sustainability Manager, Crest Nicholson

Rebecca Robert-Hughes, Policy Manager, RIBA

Martin Randell, Head of Planning, Brighton & Hove City Council

Richard Blyth, Head of Policy and Practice, Royal Town Planning Institute

Chaired by Pete Halsall, GHA Chair


Kate Faulkner will explore the public aspiration for good homes - the consumer perspective. Malcolm Pitcher of In-House Associates, another leading expert in this area and Dr Elizabeth Ness will join a panel to discuss consumer preferences in new homes, and what we need to think about when it comes to sustainable features and consumer preferences. 

Richard Blythe of the RTPI will give his perspective on the National Planning Policy Framework, experience to date and whether the presumption in favour of sustainable development is pushing better standards and more sustainability in new homes. This will be followed by a panel discussion of leading experts, Matt Bell of Berkeley Homes, Martin Randall of Brighton and Hove District Council, Elizabeth Ness of Crest Nicholson and John Hocking of Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust.  


We will explore issues of housing design, community master planning, health and well being, and process improvement with Nahid Majid Director of DC CABE, Rebecca Roberts Hughes, Head of Policy at RIBA, Lynne Sullivan OBE of sustainableBYdesign and Professor George Martin of Coventry University. Ron Beattie of Beattie Passive and Neil May of NBT will share a panel discussion on the approach to process that we need to achieve good homes. 

Richard Hill, executive director of Homes and Communities Agency will give a keynote presentation on the HCA's view on good homes, and how we can deliver in this climate. 


We will bring together a series of presentations on why building performance in new homes matters including for energy performance and health and well being and how to deliver this with innovation and quality assurance processes with presentations by David Kidney, head of policy at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, Dr Fionn Stevenson of Sheffield University, Paul Everall, CEO of LABC and Bill Banks of Kingdom Housing Association. 


We will explore issues of housing and community management with Sally Hancox OBE of Gentoo and Heather David, Head of Community Involvement, A2 Dominion who will present their management plans for the Bicester Eco town 


There will be presentations on new financing models and solutions for good homes, with Nick Salisbury of Social Finance (and an advisor to Boris Johnson) and Paula Hirst of Mazars putting forward solutions and insights in this area. A fundamental part of our expanding programme this aspect of the conference will start to show GHA leadership in financial innovation as a way of delivering good homes. 


Delegate Registration:


£99 +VAT for Members 
£79 +VAT  for Members booking by 20th September
£149 +VAT for Non Members
£129 +VAT for Non Members booking by 20th September
Please see below for the full programme

To book a place contact Roger Southcott; roger@goodhomes.org.uk




  • Date(s):
  • 25-10-2012
  • Time:
  • 9.00 Registration and pastries; 9.30 - 17.30 followed by drinks
  • Cost:
  • £99.00 plus vat for GHA members and £149.00 otherwise
  • Organiser:
  • Roger Southcott
  • Telephone:
  • 020 7704 3503

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