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CBH 7 - Virtual Forum
15 June 2021
2.00pm to 5.00pm

01732 897901

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Unlocking Public Land for Housing Development & Regeneration
Local Authority Development : Beyond the Low Hanging Fruit

As more and more councils are providing homes through a variety of means, these sessions provide an invaluable source of advice together with experience gained by other local authorities. They are an opportunity to network with other councils and discuss different ways that councils are supporting their housing delivery


Janice Morphet

University College London

Keynote Speakers

We are excited to announce our next virtual Councils Building Homes Forum, which will take place on 15th June 2021. We will have presentations based on our theme of how, to unlock public land and deliver more homes. 

The forum will have contributions from Minister of State RT Hon Cllr. Christopher Pincher MP, Terry Fuller of Homes England and Janice Morphet (visiting Professor UCL Bartlett School of Planning).  


Rt Hon. Christopher Pincher MP

Minister of State for Housing


Elected to Parliament in May 2010 as the Member of Parliament for Tamworth he has brought to Westminster a particular interest in energy policy and foreign affairs. He sat on the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee.


Christopher’s first Government appointment was as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the then Foreign Secretary in 2015. He was appointed by Minister of State for Housing in February 2020. 

The Minister will share with us the government approach to enabling a greater supply of Housing in the UK. 


Terry Fuller

Strategic Land, Planning and Estates Homes England

Following a successful private sector career, Terry worked for the largest contractor, developer and house builder, achieving Managing Director role with a UK remit. 

Currently he is a Director for Acquisitions and Partnerships with Homes England, covering the south west and Midlands.

Terry joined the HCA in 2008 as part of its start up team. 

He is passionate about increasing Housing Delivery and will share Homes England’s approach to delivering more. Terry has also been an independent board member on 4 RPs and various Joint Ventures.

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Barbara Brownlee

Westminster Builds

Managing Director

We are pleased to welcome back Barbara to our CBH forum. She is Managing Director of Westminster Builds, the wholly owned company of Westminster City Council where she previously held the role of Executive Director of Growth, Planning and Housing. 

Barbara will join a discussion with Caroline Pillay and Peter Airey as to how joint ventures and partnerships can help deliver more, and what to watch out for!

Round Table Discussions

Round Table 1

Mark Pratten - Airey Miller

Technical Director

Rather than a traditional roundtable approach Mark will provide a presentation of topical technical issues and updates on other ongoing matters.


This will include 

  • Changes to Regulatory Reform

  • External Wall Surveys/EWS1 Forms 

  • Building Safety Bill

  • Issues of Professional Indemnity Insurance and how public sector need to manage this risk.

Round Table 2

Dr. Janice Morphet

We are again pleased to welcome back Dr Janice Morphet of the Bartlett School of Planning. She has recently been developing her next area of research with Dr Ben Clifford on Local Authority Direct Provision of Housing. 

Round Table 3

John Murray & Terry Fuller


Terry Fuller together with John Murray of Airey Miller will discuss and develop issues raised by Terry’s keynote speech. Terry will also be able to address any further questions as well as outlining Homes England’s approach to increasing housing supply. 

Round Table 4

Caroline Pillay & Peter Airey

Peter Airey and Caroline Pillay will continue discussion and answer any questions arising from their keynote speaker Barbara Brownlee;  and the subject of Joint Ventures and development partnerships, and issues to be managed and taken care of.

CBH 7 - Virtual Forum
15 June 2021
2.00pm to 5.00pm

Why Councils Building Homes?

In response to client feedback and in the absence of any forums targeted solely at supporting local authorities to deliver their housing development programmes, Airey Miller has established Councils Building Homes. 


Councils Building Homes brings together speakers, experts and councils from across the country to share lessons, challenges and successes on how to overcome some of the common barriers to successful programme delivery.


We are a multi-discipline organisation with a long and successful track record delivering a variety of professional services to public sector housing clients. We have continually handed over more than 1,000 dwellings per annum since 2008. 


We deploy Airey Miller’s range of skillsets across the entire development process to become an “in-house out-sourced resource” to local authorities and their housing companies. 


We provide capacity and capacity building for however long our clients require, helping them to properly scope, employ, manage and obtain value from the consultants and contractors required. 


Our role is to assist local authorities and their housing companies, in a time of skill shortage, establishing a programme of once again “Councils Building Homes”.

Attracting keynote speakers with a proven record of driving our industry forward

Our most recent CBH Forum 6 saw Lord Kerslake, together with Jennie Coombs, Head of Affordable Housing at Be First, deliver a compelling presentation on the subject of delivering estate regeneration, and from that many questions were raised.

Supporting You Beyond the Forum

As a follow up to the success of the CBH forums many local authorities have benefited from in person consultations with Airey Miller, which have provided the opportunity to explore in more depth any of their challenges, including those identified at the forum, so that we can work together towards solutions.  


I found the event both highly informative but also inspiring in terms of achieving housing aspirations and different approaches to doing this. Thank you so much for organising and allowing me to attend.


Kate Lowman Devon County Council

Some of our Local Authority Clients

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CBH 7 - Virtual Forum
15 June 2021
2.00pm to 5.00pm

I found the forum highly informative, supportive, creative and very worthwhile. The opportunity to discuss common issues with an experienced cohort public and private professionals was refreshing. I will certainly attend again in the future.

Terry Fuller

Homes England