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TCPA Spring Conference

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The Heart of the Matter: the critical role of long-term stewardship in placemaking 

17th March @ 10:30 am 4:00 pm

The issue of long-term stewardship in new and renewed communities, at all scales, is at the heart of creating successful places that will stand the test of time. Even the most beautifully designed places with high environmental build standards will fail if arrangements are not made for their management on behalf of the community, in perpetuity.  A core foundation of the Garden City Principles referenced in the National Planning Policy Framework, the issue of long-term stewardship continues to gain momentum in policy and practice; it is integral to Homes England’s ‘Garden Community Qualities’, and stewardship requirements are embedded in the ‘lifespan’ aspect of the Government’s new model design code.

The TCPA’s Heart of the Matter project has drawn together emerging lessons from places tackling the stewardship challenge on large sites, highlighting challenges and opportunities around the alignment of policy, finance, public participation and governance. In this fast-moving policy environment lessons continue to emerge as places deal with the issue on their sites.

This conference will provide a forum for practical learning and knowledge exchange on long-term stewardship in new and renewed communities. It will draw on the latest learning from long-established and recently created stewardship organisations, with insight from places implementing new models at a range of scales, and explore some of the latest tools and technical detail to assist those tackling the stewardship challenge today.

Draft Agenda:

Session 1: Why is Stewardship so important?
10:00REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING
Tea and coffee available
11:00WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION FROM THE CHAIR
Mary Parsons, TCPA Chair
11:05GOVERNMENT POLICY ON STEWARDSHIP
The Rt Hon Stuart Andrew MP, Minister for Housing (invited)
11:20Q&A
11:30THE HEART OF THE MATTER: THE CRITICAL ROLE OF LONG-TERM STEWARDSHIP IN PLACEMAKING
Katy Lock, Director, Communities & Project Delivery (FJ Osborn Fellow), TCPA
11:45LEARNING FROM THE PAST, INFORMING THE PRESENT
Pete Richmond, Chief Executive, Bournville Village Trust 
12:00Q&A
12:15LUNCH AND NETWORKING
Session 2: Case Studies: Stewardship in action
13:15PANEL DISCUSSION AND Q&A
David Ames, Executive Director – Stewardship and Development, Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation
Victoria Miles, Chief Executive, Northamptonshire Community Foundation (invited)
Andrew Bibby, Trustee/Secretary, Calder Valley Community Land Trust 
14:30TEA, COFFEE AND NETWORKING
Session 3: Making it happen
15:00STEWARDSHIP – THE LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS
Christine de Ferrars Green, Partner, Mills & Reeve LLP (invited)
15:15FINANCIAL IMPLICATION OF DIFFERENT STEWARDSHIP MODELS
Tom Dobson, Board Director, Quod
15:30Q&A
15:55CONCLUSIONS FROM THE CHAIR
Mary Parsons, TCPA Chair
16:00CLOSE
£90 – £420
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