25 Oct 05 - The Housing Market and the Rural Economy of the North



Northern Rural Network Seminar
Tuesday, 25 October 2005

The Housing Market and the Rural Economy of the North
Marriott Hotel, Gateshead Metro Centre



9.15

Registration /coffee


9.45

Welcome and Introduction


Session 1: Setting the Scene

10.00
The Continuing Challenge of Rural Housing: A short review of research findings
Mark Shucksmith, Newcastle University


Session 2: Planning Policy and the Rural Housing Market

10.30

The NE Regional Spatial Strategy
(countering urban – rural migration and commuting)
Malcolm Bowes, NEA

A LPA perspective on housing allocations, affordability and brownfield development.
Kevin Ward, Tynedale DC


11.20

Refreshments


11.40

Low cost housing solutions to problems of affordability
Prof James Woudhuysen - De Montfort University


Discussion


12.30

Lunch


 
Session 3: Housing and Sustainable Rural Communities and Economies

13.30
Introduction by the Government’s Affordable Housing Commission
Jo Lavis, Defra


13.40

Providing social housing in market towns and villages : Opportunities and Constraints
John Hay, Two Castles Housing Association

Implementation of a ‘Housing for Locals’ policy in a Protected Area
Rachel Bland Lake District National Park


14.40

Panel Discussion with views from:

A Housebuilder – Paul Medcalf, Bellway Homes
A Landowner – Colin Barnes, Northumberland Estates
A Local Community –  Alastair Cameron, Coniston Parish Council


15.45

Conclusions

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