VenueSouth Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6EA
(provisional – details may change)
PART 1: THE POTENTIAL OF CUSTOM AND SELF BUILD HOUSING
0900 Registration, coffee & networking
0915 Welcome by Michael Holmes, Chair, on behalf of NaCSBA & Wood for Good
0945 Welcome by South Cambridgeshire District Council (Cllr. Bridget Smith)
Session 1: Supporting Custom and Self Build housing in South Cambs and the wider region
0950 Keynote address by Nicholas Boys Smith, Create Streets
1000 Why support Custom and Self Build housing, Richard Bacon MP, Task Force Ambassador and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Self-Build, Custom and Community Housebuilding and Place-Making
1020 Overview of the Custom and Self Build housing sector, Michael Holmes, Chair NaCSBA
1035 The Right to Build Task Force and the technical models for delivery: Supporting Custom and Self Build delivery in the UK, Mario Wolf, Task Force Director; incl. interview with Adam Broadway, Managing Director, Instinctively Green Ltd and Right to Build Task Force Expert on the K1 Co-Housing Project, Cambridge.
1105 Audience Q&A
1115 Coffee break & networking in the exhibition
1145 Unlocking opportunities across South Cambridgeshire, with Lawrence Castle and Gill Anderton incl. interview with Neil Smith, Chief Executive, Net Zero Buildings
1215 Interview with Panel & discussion on the opportunities across South Cambridgeshire and benefits of community-led housing development; with contributions from Barry Wood, Deputy Task Force Ambassador and Leader of Cherwell District Council and questions from the floor
Session 2: Facilitating delivery through the planning system and mortgage availability
1230 Planning for Custom and Self Build housing and local authorities in action (speaker to be confirmed)
1250 Mortgage availability, with Tom McScherry, BuildStore and interview with Ecology Building Society
1330 Networking lunch / market forum in the exhibition space
PART 2: DELIVERING CUSTOM AND SELF BUILD HOUSING
Welcome back, Michael Holmes, Chair (on behalf of NaCSBA & Wood for Good)
1440 How to enable custom build through the sale of serviced plots: Tom Connor and Allan Corfield, Custom Build Solutions
Session 2: Mastering delivery
- Legislation guidance and good practice (Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government)
- Mortgage and finance availability (BuildStore)
- Planning for Custom and Self Build housing (Foxley Tagg Planning)
- Facilitating neighbourhood planning and community-led projects (John Palmer, Enhabit Ltd and Adam Broadway)
- The importance of assessing demand (Three Dragons)
1530 Coffee break & networking in the exhibition
Session 3: Masterclass repeats & SME Workshop
1600 Masterclasses re-run (see above for topics)
1600 Workshop with SME builders and developers to explore opportunities across South Cambridge, facilitated by Mark Stevenson in association with Custom Build Solutions, Laurence Castle and Gill Anderton, South Cambridgeshire District Council
Session 4: Kick-starting your Right to Build project
1630 Take-away messages and first-steps, Michael Holmes, chair
Site visit! Visit to Marmalade Lane Cohousing project in Cambridge, led by Adam Broadway - AND - to Net Zero semi-detached homes and manufacturing facility at Six Mile Bottom, led by Neil Smith, CEO Net Zero Buildings (visit is by invitation only due to limitation on numbers)
Who should attend
Local authorities, planners, community housing groups, self-builders & individuals, landowners, developers, architects.
Benefits of attending
- Kick-start your own custom and self-build success story.
- Network and share your experiences so far.
- Learn about the Right-to-Build Task Force and what it can do for you.
- Discover how pioneering councils, experienced developers and landowners are capitalising on custom and self-build opportunities.
- Get expert, one-to-one help and advice.
The Right to Build Expo will galvanize you and your team with in-depth access to success stories and ‘how-to’s from other regions. Get directly connected to expert support from the Task Force and understand how to maximize the full potential of the custom and self-build opportunities.
How do I book onto masterclasses and workshops?
Delegates can select their preferred options when registering for tickets on Eventbrite. Your confirmation will detail which options you made.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Full details of how to reach the venue by car and public transport are here:
Staying in touch with you
By registering for this event, you understand that Right to Build Taskforce and Expo partners (NaCSBA) can continue to contact you about the Expos and that you can unsubscribe from their email list at any time.
Talks & presentations from this and recent ExposThese will be posted up soon after the event. For interest, here are presentations from our most recent Expo held in Glasgow: The morning sessions (Glasgow) (PDF)
MasterclassesThese are largely discussion based, but you will be able to view/download some materials here after events (meanwhile, here are some materials from our recent Glasgow Expo):
- Masterclass: Assessing Demand (PDF), Mario Wolf, Right to Build Taskforce
- Masterclass: Facilitating co-housing projects, Akiko Kobayashi & Steven Tolson
- Masterclass: Bath Street Collective Custom Build – and how to build a Scotland-wide model (PDF), John Kinsley Architects
Who attended on the day?A delegate list will be posted up soon after the event (names, organisations only)
“Excellent event, inspiring speakers and discussions” – urban designer, recent Expo delegate