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Planning Conference on Affordable Housing – Presentations

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

Dorset CPRE’s Planning Conference on ‘Dorset’s Affordable Housing Crisis?’ took place online via Zoom Webinar, on Thursday 20th June 2024

With housing a major campaign issue for all political parties, not least the new Labour Government, the Dorset branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England’s (CPRE) conference on the 20th June titled, ‘Dorset’s Affordable Housing Crisis’ was timely.

Dorset CPRE feels strongly that the delivery of the housing that addresses the county’s real needs requires careful consideration. To help understand the issues more fully that face the nation generally, Dorset specifically and consider potential solutions, Dorset CPRE organised a free online conference on Thursday 20th June 2024 with presentations by national and local experts in Affordable Housing.

Speakers & links to their Presentations

The Conference was chaired by the Crossbench Peer and Social Housing Leader, Lord Richard Best, with an introduction by Dorset CPRE President and former BBC Chief News Correspondent, Kate Adie.

Speakers included:

Please check Dorset CPRE’s YouTube channel for recordings of the presentations that have been released. We will continue to add the video recordings as they become available.

Rupert Hardy, chair North Dorset CPRE Group, has written an article on the main points covered in the conference for the July edition of the New Blackmore Vale magazine.