Regional events with the Minister of State for Housing and Planning

Between the 20 February and 6 March Gavin Barwell, the Minister of State for Housing and Planning, will be attending nine regional events across the country.

16 February 2017

The Minister is attending these events to hear views from a wide range of stakeholders on the Housing White Paper, and how we can work together to fix the housing crisis. He wants to hear from as many housing and planning professionals as possible – including housing association staff.

Attending one of these events is a great opportunity to talk to the Minister, so we recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment in the event that any venues reach capacity. There is no fee for registration, and no restriction on the number of people from each organisation who can attend.

Details on each of the events and how to book your place are listed below. The event in Manchester will be hosted by the National Housing Federation.



  • Hosted by the Greater London Authority
  • Monday 20 February, 18:30–20:00
  • City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA
  • Book here


  • Hosted by HouseMark
  • Tuesday 21 February, 09:45–11:15
  • The Explore Room, The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP
  • Book here


  • Hosted by the National Housing Federation
  • Tuesday 21 February, 14:00–15:30 (tea and coffee from 13:30)
  • The Studio, The Hive, 51 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1FN
  • Book here


  • Hosted by Cambridge City Council
  • Wednesday 22 February, 15:00–16:30
  • Homerton College, University of Cambridge, Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 8PH
  • Book here


  • Hosted by the Northern Housing Consortium
  • Thursday 23 February, 10:15–11:45
  • Barbour Room, The Sage, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR
  • Book here


  • Hosted by the York City Council
  • Friday 24 February, 09:30–11:00
  • The Hudson Board Room, City of York Council, West Office, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA
  • Book here


  • Hosted by the Homes and Communities Agency
  • Friday 24 February, 14:00–15:30
  • Torvill and Dean Room, Apex Court, City Link, Nottingham, NG2 4LA
  • Book here


  • Hosted by Taunton Council
  • Thursday 2 March, 15:00–16:30
  • The John Meikle Room, Taunton Deane Borough Council, The Deane House, Belvedere Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1HE
  • Book here


  • Hosted by South East England Councils
  • Monday 6 March, 10:45–12:15
  • Surrey CC, County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2DW
  • Email Emma Sutton to book