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TCPA Spring Conference

March 17

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

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: Subject to change. 

Session 1: Why is Stewardship so important?

10:00 REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING

Tea and coffee available

11:00 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION FROM THE CHAIR

Mary Parsons, TCPA Chair

11:05 GOVERNMENT POLICY ON STEWARDSHIP

The Rt Hon Stuart Andrew MP, Minister for Housing (invited)

11:20 Q&A
11:30 THE HEART OF THE MATTER: THE CRITICAL ROLE OF LONG-TERM STEWARDSHIP IN PLACEMAKING

Katy Lock, Director, Communities & Project Delivery (FJ Osborn Fellow), TCPA

11:45 LEARNING FROM THE PAST, INFORMING THE PRESENT

Pete Richmond, Chief Executive, Bournville Village Trust

12:00 Q&A
12:15 LUNCH AND NETWORKING

Session 2: Case Studies: Stewardship in action

13:15 PANEL DISCUSSION AND Q&A

David Ames, Executive Director – Stewardship and Development, Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation

Victoria Miles, Chief Executive, Northamptonshire Community Foundation

Andrew Bibby, Trustee/Secretary, Calder Valley Community Land Trust

Adam Birchall, Head of Sustainable Development, Cornwall Council

14:30 TEA, COFFEE AND NETWORKING

Session 3: Making it happen

15:00 STEWARDSHIP – THE LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS

Christine de Ferrars Green, Partner, Mills & Reeve LLP (invited)

15:15 FINANCIAL IMPLICATION OF DIFFERENT STEWARDSHIP MODELS

Tom Dobson, Board Director, Quod

15:30 Q&A
15:55 CONCLUSIONS FROM THE CHAIR

Mary Parsons, TCPA Chair

16:00 CLOSE

Prices: £75+vat for TCPA Individual Concessionary Members (retired, unemployed and students); £150+vat for TCPA/New Communities Group Members; £350+vat for non-members.

The TCPA is very grateful to Bournville Village Trust and the Lady Margaret Paterson Osborn Trust for supporting the event.

Organiser

TCPA

Venue

Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NH