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  • Paul Spooner Executive Director, HCA Midlands March 2011 Neighbourhood Planning – will enough houses get built?
  • Contents
    • HCA’s drivers for localism
    • Our partners
    • Incentives for Neighbourhood Planning
    • The impact on housing delivery
    • Challenges and opportunities
    • HCA – supporting Neighbourhood Planning
    • Summary
  • Our key drivers
    • Localism – responding to the ambitions of local authorities and their communities, for growth and regeneration
    • Enabling – practical advice and support on local planning, design, procurement and delivery
    • Investment – using government investment in affordable homes to leverage investment by others
    • Land and property assets – coordinating the release of public sector land assets to support local plans
    • A local agency with national influence
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  • Our key partners for localism
    • Local authorities
      • Land and property assets (including in many cases housing stock)
      • Housing needs and housing market assessments
      • Supporting people
      • Core strategies and local planning and housing policies
      • Local investment plans – spatial and thematic priorities
      • Investors in infrastructure and placemaking
      • Community engagement
      • Professional teams
      • Leadership
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    • Housing associations
      • Land and property assets
      • Community and tenant management and engagement
      • Investors and developers
      • Long-term stewardship
      • Placemaking role
    • Private sector house builders
      • Land and property assets
      • Investors and developers
      • Placemaking role
      • Market knowledge
    • Institutional investors – possible investors in housing
    • Other public sector partners – e.g. LEPs
    • Local communities – local needs, local knowledge and local skills
  • The key is to optimise the combination of the strengths, assets and know-how of all parties – to plan for growth
  • Incentives for Neighbourhood Planning
    • Direct benefits for local communities – New Homes Bonus
    • Building communities as well as houses
    • Empowering communities – capacity and skills
    • Building consensus – alignment of Neighbourhood Plans and Local Plans
    • For government – a community-led/bottom-up approach
  • Neighbourhood planning before Neighbourhood Planning…?
  • Camp Hill, Nuneaton
    • Regeneration scheme in former mining community to deliver 1500 new homes
    • Shops and community hub already built with residents already in new homes in phase one
    • £8.2m of NAHP to deliver 813 homes in current phase
    • Kickstart investment of £1m was provided to enable scheme to regain momentum
    • Supporting public and private sector partners to deliver long term training, employment and social development programme
    • Strong community involvement in the scheme through Pride in Camp Hill project
  • Lightmoor, Telford
    • Joint venture between HCA and Bournville Village Trust, in partnership with Telford and Wrekin Council, Sanctuary Housing, Crest Nicholson, Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey
    • HCA site delivering 800 new homes – 160 complete
    • Extra care facility, new school and recreational facilities completed
    • New village centre nearing completion
    • All partners signed up to long-term quality and sustainability
  • North Solihull
    • HCA multi-programme investment over 10 years (NAHP, P&R, Growth, Kickstart, Decent Homes, First Time Buyers Initiative)
    • Demolitions, masterplanning, infrastructure and land assembly, new homes, primary schools, community facilities, village centres
    • Integration of all funding programmes
      • Building Schools for the Future
      • Grace Academy and City Technology College
      • JobCentre Plus
      • ERDF
      • Other funding - PCT and LIFT
    • Partnership between Solihull Council, West Mercia Housing, Solihull Community Housing, HCA and InPartnership
  • WEHM, North Coventry
    • 3300 new homes – first 154 underway
    • £11m HCA investment to date – total public and private investment circa £120m
    • HCA investment into broad spectrum school
    • Significant tenure change over long term
    • Community infrastructure supported by NDC programme – schools, neighbourhood centre…
    • Partnership between HCA, Coventry City Council, Whitefriars Housing, NDC and developers Bovis, Keepmoat and Westbury
    • Community-led scheme with strong community support and involvement
    • Will increase supply – additional housing beyond that in the Local Plan
    • Meeting local needs – priorities and housing preferences determined at ‘very’ local level
    • Community buy-in to local growth – building understanding of the link between homes and local economy in an area (e.g. shops, business, schools…)
    The impact on housing delivery
    • Implications of a move from regional decision making to ‘very’ local level
    • Resources and skills implications for partners in working with this new tier of decision making (private sector in particular)
    • Proactive vs reactive – communities planning ahead or being nimby/yimby led
    • Balancing community aspiration and viability
    • Ensuring the benefits of the New Homes Bonus is directed to local communities
    • Community capacity to deliver
    Challenges and opportunities for Neighbourhood Planning
  • All points to Neighbourhood Planning at the heart of localism
  • The HCA – supporting Neighbourhood Planning
    • Commercial awareness and economic appraisals
    • Specialist advice on meeting the needs of specific groups
    • Appraisal tools and procurement panels
    • Coordinating the public sector ‘offer’
    • Support through the bringing forward of public sector land (through Local Land Initiative)
    • Removing blockages using national influence
    • Supporting partners on delivery within the new affordable rent model
  • Summary
    • Must combine strengths, assets and know-how of all parties to support growth in local areas and ensure homes get built
    • Clear and tangible incentives for local communities who plan for growth
    • Alignment of Neighbourhood Plans to Local Plans
    • The challenge of community aspiration and financial viability
    • Capacity to support and deliver Neighbourhood Planning – across all sectors (including communities) will be tried
    • The importance of private/community sector relationships
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