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