PROGRAMME

2019 Regeneration Conference

10 JULY

08:20 - 09:20 Registration, Networking and Exhibition

Welcome Address: with Carolyn Williamson, CIPFA President

Time: 09:20 - 09:25


Welcome to Regeneration 2019

chair:

Carolyn Williamson

CIPFA President and Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Corporate Resources, Hampshire County Council

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A Reforming Agenda - New Policies for Prosperous Communities: with Hazel Blears, Chair of the Social Investment Business and Emma Mackenzie, Director, NewRiver REIT Plc

Time: 09:25 - 10:10


How can public services be delivered to ensure they address and develop key elements of a local agenda, including regeneration of our town centre and high streets? What are the resources required to secure the local powers and resources communities needed to deliver local economic plans and generate growth in the local economy.

Emma Mackenzie was a member of the government appointed panel, chaired by Sir John Timpson, that looked at the health of our high street and town centres in a report published in December 2018.  With a breadth of experience spanning 20 years in the retail sector, as a British Property Federation commercial committee member and Director at NewRiver REIT, she will cover the challenges faced in regenerating our town centres and high streets with particular emphasis on the roles to be played by government, local authorities, private sector partners and other key stakeholders.

chair:

Hazel Blears

Chair

Social Investment Business

Emma Mackenzie

Director

NewRiver REIT Plc

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10:10 - 10:20 Regeneration conference delegates to relocate to Hall 8

The Economics of National and Local Growth: with Stephen Aldridge, Director for Analysis and Data, MHCLG

Time: 10:20 - 10:45


This key note session will look at economic developments (globally, nationally and sub-nationally); discuss the importance of productivity growth and its key drivers (nationally and locally); and provide an overview of the sub-national policy framework for promoting local growth (including new interventions to help high streets and towns).

speaker:

Stephen Aldridge

Director for Analysis and Data

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

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10:45 - 10:50 Regeneration conference delegates to relocate to workshops

Workshops (AM)

Time: 10:50 - 11:15

The Role of the Town Centre - Trafford Council

In 2010, Altrincham town centre had one of the worst shop vacancy rates in the country.  By 2018 the regeneration strategy adopted by the Council had completely reversed the trend taking voids from 30% to just 9.7%.  Altrincham is now regularly cited as one of the country’s best practise regeneration case studies in town centre and high street transformation.

To understand how you can learn from the great lessons and initiatives developed by Trafford Council, this session is not to be missed!  It will focus on the practicalities of meaningful and sustainable transformation and regeneration, the importance of stakeholder buy in and the need for secure partnerships.

    Speakers:

    Richard Roe

    Corporate Director of Place

    Trafford Council

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The Role of the Town Centre - Local Growth Unit, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

This session will help you consider how central Government policy on supporting thriving high streets will help you better formulate your own plans. The Cities and Local Growth Unit at MHCLG will set out what changes have been introduced over the last year, and what this means for your place. How have and can areas drive forward these changes? What are the key ingredients in a successful strategy and what are the pitfalls to be avoided?

    Speakers:

    Rachel Campbell

    Head of Regeneration, Cities and Local Growth Unit

    Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

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The Economics of Regeneration - Aviva Investors & Stevenage Borough Council

There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to regeneration.  Each council has its own unique challenges which will dictate how it seeks to deliver local growth and economic transformation.  Very often it is down to the relationships made between the council and its private sector partners.  In this session Stevenage Council and Aviva Investors will detail how they have built an effective and complementary partnership that is delivering considerable long term benefits in a way the council feels best utilises a unique opportunity to diversify and expand its investment portfolio.  By combining a novel and unique approach to long term secure financial gain they are delivering a sustainable boost to the local economy that will be felt for many years to come.

    Speakers:

    Mark Wells

    Director, Origination Manager, Real Estate Long Income

    Aviva Investors

    Tom Pike

    Strategic Director

    Stevenage Borough Council

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The Economics of Regeneration - Avison Young UK & Birmingham City Council

Local Authorities have a pivotal role in driving regeneration activity, however this role has become increasingly complex through the use of complicated delivery structures and funding arrangements linked with the need to consider how major regeneration projects can provide the potential for ongoing revenue income.

In this deep dive workshop James and Alison will talk though some of the major regeneration projects they have supported over recent years in Birmingham City and will provide insight into the lessons learnt when attempting to balance the competing objectives of regeneration in the context of Local Authority finance.

    Speakers:

    James Dair

    Head of Public Sector Finance

    Avison Young

    Alison Jarrett

    Assistant Director Finance, Development and Commercial

    Birmingham City Council

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11:15 - 11:45 Refreshments and Networking in the Exhibition Hall

Ministerial Address: with James Brokenshire MP

Time: 11:45 - 12:15


speaker:

James Brokenshire MP

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

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12:15 - 13:15 Lunch and Networking in the Exhibition Hall

Workshops (AM)

Time: 13:15 - 13:40

The Role of the Town Centre - Trafford Council

In 2010, Altrincham town centre had one of the worst shop vacancy rates in the country.  By 2018 the regeneration strategy adopted by the Council had completely reversed the trend taking voids from 30% to just 9.7%.  Altrincham is now regularly cited as one of the country’s best practise regeneration case studies in town centre and high street transformation.

To understand how you can learn from the great lessons and initiatives developed by Trafford Council, this session is not to be missed!  It will focus on the practicalities of meaningful and sustainable transformation and regeneration, the importance of stakeholder buy in and the need for secure partnerships.

    Speakers:

    Richard Roe

    Corporate Director of Place

    Trafford Council

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The Role of the Town Centre - Local Growth Unit, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

This session will help you consider how central Government policy on supporting thriving high streets will help you better formulate your own plans. The Cities and Local Growth Unit at MHCLG will set out what changes have been introduced over the last year, and what this means for your place. How have and can areas drive forward these changes? What are the key ingredients in a successful strategy and what are the pitfalls to be avoided?

    Speakers:

    Rachel Campbell

    Head of Regeneration, Cities and Local Growth Unit

    Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

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The Economics of Regeneration - Aviva Investors & Stevenage Borough Council

There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to regeneration.  Each council has its own unique challenges which will dictate how it seeks to deliver local growth and economic transformation.  Very often it is down to the relationships made between the council and its private sector partners.  In this session Stevenage Council and Aviva Investors will detail how they have built an effective and complementary partnership that is delivering considerable long term benefits in a way the council feels best utilises a unique opportunity to diversify and expand its investment portfolio.  By combining a novel and unique approach to long term secure financial gain they are delivering a sustainable boost to the local economy that will be felt for many years to come.

    Speakers:

    Mark Wells

    Director, Origination Manager, Real Estate Long Income

    Aviva Investors

    Tom Pike

    Strategic Director

    Stevenage Borough Council

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The Economics of Regeneration - Avison Young UK & Birmingham City Council

Local Authorities have a pivotal role in driving regeneration activity, however this role has become increasingly complex through the use of complicated delivery structures and funding arrangements linked with the need to consider how major regeneration projects can provide the potential for ongoing revenue income.

In this deep dive workshop James and Alison will talk though some of the major regeneration projects they have supported over recent years in Birmingham City and will provide insight into the lessons learnt when attempting to balance the competing objectives of regeneration in the context of Local Authority finance.

    Speakers:

    James Dair

    Head of Public Sector Finance

    Avison Young

    Alison Jarrett

    Assistant Director Finance, Development and Commercial

    Birmingham City Council

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13:40 - 13:45 Regeneration delegates to relocate to Hall 8

Housing Regeneration - if you build them they will come: with Victoria Hills, CEO of the RTPI

Time: 13:45 - 14:10


This key note session will discuss the strategic issues around the provision of housing of all types. As Councils struggle to help reach the annual Government target of 300,000 homes per annum, Victoria will offer the RTPI’s perspective on how best we can affect regeneration in the housing sector and deliver the homes required.

 

speaker:

Victoria Hills

Chief Executive

Royal Town Planning Institute

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Britain's Infrastructure - a catalyst for change: with Lord Andrew Adonis

Time: 14:10 - 14:35


Modern, fit for purpose infrastructure is key to ensuring regeneration and local growth. This key note session will link national, regional and local infrastructure strategy in support of regeneration projects by shining a light on best practise and Government policy. In particular it will focus on the role and impact Public Transport Improvement Plans can have in supporting local authorities aims and objectives around regeneration. It will highlight the importance of development plans at the local level and how transport nodes play a critical role in driving growth, job creation, local business regeneration and community prosperity.

speaker:

Lord Andrew Adonis

Former Transport Secretary and former Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission

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14:35 - 15:00 Refreshments and Networking in the Exhibition Hall

Workshops (PM)

Time: 15:00 - 15:25

Britain's Infrastructure - Public Sector Partnerships & Chester West and Chester Council

More often than not, making the most of a regeneration opportunity is about understanding all of the factors in play, linking all the interdependencies and securing buy in from all the gatekeepers and key stakeholders required to ensure success.  In partnership with Public Sector Plc, Cheshire West and Chester Council have done just that with their ambitious planned expansion of Winsford Industrial Estate.  With a deep dive analysis of how critical infrastructure at the local level can deliver substantial regenerative transformation as part of a larger corporate strategy, you will be provided in this session with key takeaways that better equip you to replicate similar projects in your local communities.

 

    Speakers:

    Adam Cunnington

    Managing Director

    Public Sector Partnerships Plc

    Lisa Harris

    Director of Place Strategy

    Cheshire West and Chester Council

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Britain's Infrastructure - Harlow Council

From the outset, the social and economic well being of residents have been key priorities.  A member of the Harlow Development Corporation conceived the concept of an integrated health centre in 1951 and Harlow also pioneered the idea of an Industrial Health Service. The Mark One New Towns face many challenges not least  an ageing infrastructure.  For Harlow, the configuration of the local authority boundary, which  was drawn close to the urban area, limits options for growth.   It also places a greater dependency upon strategic cross boundary partnerships for  the planning and  delivery of services and the provision of infrastructure.

How does Harlow, as a Green Belt authority midway between Cambridge and London, seek to provide and maintain a balanced supply of employment and housing land?  Much of the district is given over to an extensive greenspace network which is the legacy of the pre New Town landscape and which forms the town’s setting.  This has considerable historic significance as it forms part of the original 1946 master plan of the New Town developed by Sir Frederick Gibberd.   This greenspace is highly valued by residents and its management and enhancement is a key priority for the administration.   The greenspace  is also under pressure for a variety of other uses.

All local authorities face a significant reduction in funding from central government by 2020.   As the smallest district authority in England, the presentation will address how Harlow and its partners are seeking to plan and deliver sustainable growth and build strong communities.

    Speakers:

    Wendy Hague

    Planning Consultant to Harlow Council and former Chair of the RTPI for the East of England

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Housing Regeneration - Bevan Brittan

As Council’s struggle to meet the housing targets set by central government, many are using their legal powers to create housing companies and models that can better deliver homes in local communities.  Innovative models and lateral thinking in this area is undoubtedly providing a catalyst for significant growth and regeneration.

With long standing expertise and experience in working with local authorities around the country in this space, Judith Barnes will take you through the process of how you can develop a robust and legally compliant housing model that helps to meet your needs and deliver the positive outcomes and local growth you seek.

    Speakers:

    Judith Barnes

    Partner, Commercial and Infrastructure

    Bevan Brittan

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Housing Regeneration - Salford City Council

Provision of new homes is just one part of a fulsome housing strategy that tackles regeneration.  Of equal importance is a plan to deal with the empty and underutilized housing stock that already exists, regardless of ownership, type and tenure.

In 2010, with a mammoth task ahead of them, Salford City Council embarked on an ambitious tri-party joint venture called Urban Vision.  In just six years the partnership reduced the city’s empty residential properties by 57%, in effect putting back into use over 4,000 homes.  In doing so they delivered transformative impacts on local communities that were in dire need of regeneration.  Learn how this was done and the importance of effective partnership working in this exciting session.

    Speakers:

    Robert Turner

    Regulatory Services Manager

    Salford City Council

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15:25 - 15:35 Regeneration conference delegates to relocate to workshops

Workshops (PM)

Time: 15:35 - 16:00

Britain's Infrastructure - Public Sector Partnerships & Chester West and Chester Council

More often than not, making the most of a regeneration opportunity is about understanding all of the factors in play, linking all the interdependencies and securing buy in from all the gatekeepers and key stakeholders required to ensure success.  In partnership with Public Sector Plc, Cheshire West and Chester Council have done just that with their ambitious planned expansion of Winsford Industrial Estate.  With a deep dive analysis of how critical infrastructure at the local level can deliver substantial regenerative transformation as part of a larger corporate strategy, you will be provided in this session with key takeaways that better equip you to replicate similar projects in your local communities.

 

    Speakers:

    Adam Cunnington

    Managing Director

    Public Sector Partnerships Plc

    Lisa Harris

    Director of Place Strategy

    Cheshire West and Chester Council

More

Britain's Infrastructure - Harlow Council

From the outset, the social and economic well being of residents have been key priorities.  A member of the Harlow Development Corporation conceived the concept of an integrated health centre in 1951 and Harlow also pioneered the idea of an Industrial Health Service. The Mark One New Towns face many challenges not least  an ageing infrastructure.  For Harlow, the configuration of the local authority boundary, which  was drawn close to the urban area, limits options for growth.   It also places a greater dependency upon strategic cross boundary partnerships for  the planning and  delivery of services and the provision of infrastructure.

How does Harlow, as a Green Belt authority midway between Cambridge and London, seek to provide and maintain a balanced supply of employment and housing land?  Much of the district is given over to an extensive greenspace network which is the legacy of the pre New Town landscape and which forms the town’s setting.  This has considerable historic significance as it forms part of the original 1946 master plan of the New Town developed by Sir Frederick Gibberd.   This greenspace is highly valued by residents and its management and enhancement is a key priority for the administration.   The greenspace  is also under pressure for a variety of other uses.

All local authorities face a significant reduction in funding from central government by 2020.   As the smallest district authority in England, the presentation will address how Harlow and its partners are seeking to plan and deliver sustainable growth and build strong communities.

    Speakers:

    Wendy Hague

    Planning Consultant to Harlow Council and former Chair of the RTPI for the East of England

More

Housing Regeneration - Bevan Brittan

As Council’s struggle to meet the housing targets set by central government, many are using their legal powers to create housing companies and models that can better deliver homes in local communities.  Innovative models and lateral thinking in this area is undoubtedly providing a catalyst for significant growth and regeneration.

With long standing expertise and experience in working with local authorities around the country in this space, Judith Barnes will take you through the process of how you can develop a robust and legally compliant housing model that helps to meet your needs and deliver the positive outcomes and local growth you seek.

    Speakers:

    Judith Barnes

    Partner, Commercial and Infrastructure

    Bevan Brittan

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Housing Regeneration - Salford City Council

Provision of new homes is just one part of a fulsome housing strategy that tackles regeneration.  Of equal importance is a plan to deal with the empty and underutilized housing stock that already exists, regardless of ownership, type and tenure.

In 2010, with a mammoth task ahead of them, Salford City Council embarked on an ambitious tri-party joint venture called Urban Vision.  In just six years the partnership reduced the city’s empty residential properties by 57%, in effect putting back into use over 4,000 homes.  In doing so they delivered transformative impacts on local communities that were in dire need of regeneration.  Learn how this was done and the importance of effective partnership working in this exciting session.

    Speakers:

    Robert Turner

    Regulatory Services Manager

    Salford City Council

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