Policy Forum for Northern Ireland

Priorities for the housing market in Northern Ireland

November 2017

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

Those attending assessed Government priorities for the housing sector in Northern Ireland, including social housing policy.

They examined the latest thinking on tackling current challenges to housing development, overcoming delays in the planning system and the need to make planning policy responsive to changes in market conditions, as well as the impact of poor supply on the housing market.

Delegates also examined 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 looked 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.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Policy Forum for Northern Ireland seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates