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The Dorset Housing Delivery Summit
The Dorset Housing Delivery Summit

Partnership is a Solution for Housing Delivery in Dorset

Sixty delegates representing local authorities and the housebuilding industry have been brought together by the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership to explore the opportunities for delivering more new homes in Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole.

The Dorset Housing Delivery Summit, held at the Bournemouth offices of planning, design and environmental consultancy Terence O’Rourke on 11 February 2014, considered the potential to co-ordinate the planning and delivery of new homes across key sites in the area.

Key themes of the day included the recent challenges of development viability, the need to identify priority sites for investment and the importance of a partnership approach.

Dorset LEP Board member, Jitinder Takhar said: “This is the start of an exciting pan-Dorset initiative, confirming Dorset as a partner in economic regeneration and the determination to achieve a positive contribution to the wider economy through housing development.”

Pdf copies of the presentations from the day can be downloaded below:


The Social and Economic Case for Housing
Jacqueline Mulliner, Director, Terence O’Rourke
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Cranbrook, Devon – How We Put It Together
Kate Little, Head of Strategic Development and Planning, Torridge and North Devon Councils
Andy Wood, Projects Director, Exeter and East Devon Growth Point
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Dorset – Open for Business
Andrew Flockhart, Strategic Director, Borough of Poole – no presentation document
Duncan Johnston, The Bournemouth Development Company, How it is Delivering
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The Developer Experience in Dorset
Peter Taylor, Regional Land Director, Persimmon Homes South
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Dorset Potential, The Sites
David Barnes, Strategic Director, Christchurch and East Dorset Partnership
Fiona Astin, Regional Development Director (Dorset and Somerset), Aster Homes
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Looking Ahead, How It Will Work
Bill Cotton, Executive Director, Environment and Economic Services, Bournemouth Borough Council
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