Policy Forum for Northern Ireland

Priorities for the housing market in Northern Ireland

Morning, Tuesday, 17th October 2017

Belfast

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders to examine the priorities for the housing sector in Northern Ireland.


Those attending will assess the latest thinking on tackling current challenges to housing development, overcoming delays in the planning system and options for better utilisation of vacant property and existing housing stock, as well as options for innovation such as modular and fast-build housing, to reduce costs and construction time frames.


Delegates will also examine the industry’s response to Brexit, including how to overcome the impact on the construction workforce, housing and supply costs, and on regulation.


Further sessions will look at lessons from other jurisdictions in increasing the number of houses being built - particularly through Government initiatives such as the Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan and greater collaboration between local authorities and other industry bodies - and possible reform of social housing - including integration with existing communities and promoting the health and well-being of residents.



Guests of Honour

Ian Snowden

Director of Housing Policy and Performance, Department for Communities

Clark Bailie

Chief Executive, Housing Executive

Barry Quinlan

Principal Officer, Housing Market Policy and Land Management, Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Ireland

Guests of Honour

Clark Bailie

Chief Executive, Housing Executive

Ian Snowden

Director of Housing Policy and Performance, Department for Communities

Barry Quinlan

Principal Officer, Housing Market Policy and Land Management, Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Ireland

Chair

Mike Nesbitt MLA

Northern Ireland Assembly

Speakers

John Armstrong

Managing Director, Construction Employers Federation

Senior speaker confirmed from the McAvoy Group

Professor Paddy Gray

Emeritus Professor of Housing, Ulster University

Conor Lambe

Economist, Danske Bank

Derek McCallan

Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Local Government Association

Phil Williams

Director of Planning and Place, Belfast City Council

Maria O’Loan

Environment and Planning Partner, Tughans