Councils delivering homes: the politics of direct delivery
By far the majority of councils are delivering new homes directly. UCL's third national survey of council-owned companies, published in May, shows 83% of councils having their own delivery companies, a slight rise from 78% in 2019; and 72% are in joint ventures to deliver new homes, compared to just 57% two years ago. 80% of councils have identified the need to provide affordable housing, on council land, in their corporate plan.
Join SCAPE and public sector panellists to discover:
- What are municipal entrepreneurs gaining politically from direct delivery?
- Is governance the biggest challenge for councils delivering directly – and what support is available to councils and local housing companies to develop governance systems and test business plans?
- What is making joint ventures so attractive and what are the ingredients for successful partnerships?
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Councillor Simon Miller
Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Housing Development, London Borough of Waltham Forest
Strategic Development Manager, Eastleigh Borough Council
Director - High Growth & New Settlements, Homes England
Managing Director, 3Fox