Key Points
  • Explore regulations, planning, and future funding for sustainable housing Development
  • Discuss the role of planning and designing for a resilient homes future
  • Deliver on carbon reduction targets for housing in line with 2050 net-zero targets
  • Review practically driven case studies which are contributing to the achievement of sustainable housing and communities


Overview
Expert Speakers:

  • Lord Best, Social Housing Leader, House of Lords
  • James Harris MA MSC, Policy and Networks Manager, Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Lesley Rudd, Chief Executive, Sustainable Energy Association
  • Barry Goodchild, Professor of Housing and Urban Planning, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Anthony Probert, Programme Manager, Bioregional
  • Stewart Clements, Director, Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC)
  • Dr Steffie Broer, Director, Bright Green Futures
  • Rene Sommer Lindsay, Urban Designer and Strategic Advisor, R|S|L|ENT
  • Simon Tilley, Director, Hockerton Housing Projects
  • Mikhail Riches Architects

Around 22% of the UK’s carbon emissions arise from domestic buildings, meaning there is a huge pressure on ensuring the 1.5 million new UK homes by 2022 are delivered in a sustainable way. The Future Homes Standard sets out ambitions to ensure these developments are low-carbon, energy efficient, and positively influence the communities they serve.

Westminster insight’s Delivering Sustainable Housing and Communities Forum explores delivering environmental solutions to housing development issues and will feature trailblazing initiatives with a range of sectors involved in creating a greener future.

You will discuss the role of planning and designing housing that is for the future and explore how new materials, systems, and technologies will meet 2050 Net-Zero targets.

Our specially selected case study features the pioneering eco self-build community Green Initiative Award Winning Water Lilies Project. Bioregional will also be giving you insight into s into optimising environmental technology to create zero-carbon communities.

Join key figures from government, energy, architecture, and local authority, to discuss practical strategies to enable UK to meet economic, social, and environmental objectives in housing.

Agenda
Start

08:30 - 09:00
Registration, Tea and Coffee

 

09:00 - 09:10
Chair and Westminster Insight Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Lord Richard Best Social Housing Leader, House of Lords

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09:10 - 09:45
Keynote Address: Exploring Regulations, Planning, and Future Funding for Sustainable Housing Development

 
  • Reviewing the Future Homes Standard Consultation and New Green Standard for all new build homes 
  • Discussing the policy proposals for Part L and Part F building regulations and how this will contribute to cutting emissions and meeting net-zero targets for 2050
  • Exploring the first ever government backed National Design Model – ensuring developers build well designed homes

    Questions and Discussion: 09:30 -09:45

09:45 - 10:15
Discussing the Role of Planning and Designing for the Future

 
  • Creating developments with resilience to climate change
  • Ensuring council planning departments are properly resourced in order to process applications for new homes and other proposals
  • Learning from international strategies to successfully urban design for a better environment

    Questions and Discussion: 10:15 - 10:30

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James Harris MA MSC Policy and Networks Manager, Royal Town Planning Institute

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10:30 - 11:15
Delivering on Carbon Reduction Targets for Housing in Line with 2050 Net-Zero Targets

 
  • Building sustainable, low-carbon homes that are energy efficient and retro-fitting old buildings 
  • Discussing the transition from fossil fuel heating systems, such as gas boilers, to clean technology, such as air source heat pumps and solar panels
  • Overcoming challenges around low carbon heating 
  • The role of councils, planners, and developers in getting the best energy standards 

    Questions and Discussion: 11:10 - 11:20

Speakers

Lesley Rudd Chief Executive, Sustainable Energy Association

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Stewart Clements Director, Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC)

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11:20 - 11:50
Networking Tea and Coffee Break

 

11:50 - 12:50
Case Studies: Reviewing practically driven case studies which are contributing to the achievement of sustainable housing and communities

 
  • Exploring the importance of making effective use of land when building whilst also protecting the natural environment 
  • Working with planners, local authorities, and architects in delivering modern and thought-out designs
  • Creating long-term value for society and improving the quality of life through sustainable communities

    Questions and Discussion: 12:50 - 13:15

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Dr Steffie Broer Director, Bright Green Futures

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Anthony Probert Programme Manager, Bioregional

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13:15 - 13:25
Chair’s Closing Remarks

 

End

Speakers

Lord Richard Best Social Housing Leader, House of Lords

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Dr Steffie Broer Director, Bright Green Futures

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Stewart Clements Director, Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC)

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James Harris MA MSC Policy and Networks Manager, Royal Town Planning Institute

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Anthony Probert Programme Manager, Bioregional

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Lesley Rudd Chief Executive, Sustainable Energy Association

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Venue details

Zone 1 Central London


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