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Planning Conference on ‘Dorset’s Affordable Housing Crisis?’ 20th June 2024

Family walking in a village through affordable housing by Abigail Oliver
Abigail Oliver

‘Dorset’s Affordable Housing Crisis?’

Online via Zoom Webinar, on Thursday 20th June, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

CPRE’s November Report on rural Affordable Housing found that the South West region was the worst affected by a lack of truly affordable housing, seeing the largest increases in rural homelessness and social housing waiting lists of any region since the start of the millennium.

To find out how this affects Dorset, and the measures being taken to address it, we invite you to attend our free online conference chaired by

Lord Richard Best, Social Housing Leader, with speakers including:

  • Dr Quintin Bradley, Senior Lecturer in Planning and Housing at Leeds Beckett University
  • Alison Ward, Director at Middlemarch Community Led Housing
  • Paul Derrien, Housing Enabling Team Leader at Dorset Council
  • Elizabeth Bundred-Woodward, Planning Policy Lead, and Brad Taylor, Rural Policy and Campaigns Officer at National CPRE
  • Mike Allen, Dorset CPRE

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We will post more updated information as it becomes available.