Planning and Architecture

Self and Custom Build event 2016

October 13, 2016 by No Comments | Category Architecture, Planning

The first Self and Custom Build event hosted by More Homes and Planning & Architecture Divisions was held on Thursday 15th September.

The event, chaired by Malcolm Fraser, brought together guest speakers, developers, planners, land interests and the finance sector, to share ideas and experience on how we can face the challenges, and find solutions to increasing the delivery of homes. Speakers included contributions Teignbridge, Sheffield and Glasgow Councils, The Council for Mortgage Lenders and inspiring developers working in Scotland.

The conference was followed by a reception in Parliament hosted by Mairi Evans MSP, with guest speaker Piers Taylor, architect and presenter of BBC2’s “The House that 100k Built” and a closing address from Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Local Government and Housing.

The presentations from the day are available here, together with a summary of the event from the Chair.

Malcolm Fraser – Summary

Delivering and planning for self and custom build

Jeremy Christophers, Teignbridge District Council

Charles Acland, Teignbridge District Council

Amanda James, Sheffield Council

Ted Stevens, National Custom and Self Build Association

Financing lender/delivery partners’ perspective

June Deasy, The Council for Mortgage Lenders

Ronnie Macrae, Highland Small Communities Housing Trust

Raymond Connor, Buildstore

Inspiring self and custom build in Scotland

Mark Richardson, Ristol Consulting

Jennifer Higgins, Wee House

Jamie Carruthers, Dormont Estate

Angie Doran, Glasgow City Council

Gary Watt, Igloo

Guest speaker, Parliamentary reception

Piers Taylor

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