Partners gather for Rother housing event

Work on housing provision across Rother District was given a boost at a recent housing event held in Bexhill.

Over 80 delegates, representing councils, developers, consultants, and housing providers met at Manor Barn to discuss the challenges they face and agree a more collaborative approach.

Hosted by Rother District Council, the event allowed delegates to discuss how best to deliver high quality and environmentally sustainable homes. The Council and its partners want to see growth in jobs and housing that will benefit local people and businesses.

Delegates were welcomed by Lorna Ford, Chief Executive of Rother District Council and other speakers included Cllr Ruairi McCourt, lead member for housing at Rother District Council, Jonathan Buckwell from Developers East Sussex, Tom Warder from Sussex Community Housing Hub, Richard White from Southern Housing, Jeff Pyrah from Rother planning and Mayling Blackburn from Homes England.

Cllr Ruairi McCourt said: “I was delighted to see so many representatives from different organisations coming together to see discuss improvements in the provision of high quality and sustainable housing for people across Rother.

“There has been a significant under supply of housing in the district for many years and our challenge is to grasp the opportunity to increase housing delivery. Holding this event is part of that work of taking the initiative and pro-actively supporting development.

“Holding this conference – and agreeing to host future events – gives stakeholders the opportunity to tell us what they need from the council to increase development activity and output.”

Published: 23rd January 2024

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