HACT to discuss the new rights of the Localism Act
Attendees at a HACT event
Amongst a range of changes to the planning system arising from the Localism Act is the introduction of neighbourhood planning and the community right to build. These represent significant challenges for housing providers, but also real opportunities for those able to respond and engage effectively at a local level.
HACT and TSRC are keen to explore how these changes will challenge and shape housing providers’ approaches to: planning, asset transfer, partnership working, community engagement and leadership.
We have organised a free seminar on Thursday 6 September at Midland Heart offices in Birmingham to discuss these topics. The seminar will aim to:
· Identify the policy context and the key neighbourhood planning and community rights which will affect how housing providers engage locally;
· Review the early learning from the neighbourhood planning frontrunners;
· Explore how housing providers are currently engaging with their communities in terms of planning, development and asset management; and
· Explore the opportunities and challenges for housing providers arising from the new neighbourhood powers in the Localism Act.
For full details and to register for your free place through Eventbrite, please visit www.hact.org.uk/events or call 020 7247 7800.