Councils are set to receive enhanced support for their home-building efforts after Homes England fired the starting gun on its Local Government Capacity Centre today.
As part of the initiative, the Government’s housing delivery agency is inviting officers to join a Summer Learning Programme aimed at sharing knowledge on topics ranging from effective project management to principles of market failure.
The Capacity Centre was conceived as Homes England looked to structure itself to work more productively with local government and help meet the Government’s ambition of creating 300,000 homes a year by 2024.
Now, following extensive research and consultation on where the sector most needs support, the centre will begin to offer a range of tools and initiatives to boost skills and help authorities with their end-to-end development plans.
Peter Freeman, Chair of Homes England, said:
Effective partnerships are essential if we are to build the homes the country needs, so it is vital that we offer accessible tools, skills, funding and people.
I’d like to thank our local government colleagues for their input as we’ve developed the capacity centre. I’m confident it marks a real step forward – so please