New housing: Responding to Growth

Published: December 4, 2020


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Houses with church at centreWe believe in building strong communities and bringing people together.

We want to influence public policy to encourage best practice in the planning of housing developments.

Our “Responding to Growth” network of planners, developers, church leaders and those involved in the construction industry meets three times a year on Zoom to discuss the latest policies and research in new housing and to apply that knowledge in their work.

We’d love for you to be part of that network. Find recordings of our latest two meetings below.

It is not right that more than 8 million of us in the UK live in unaffordable, insecure or unsuitable homes.

Whole sections of our society, including people of all ages, are affected by the housing crisis, but it is those caught in poverty
who are bearing the brunt of this injustice.

In response to this crisis, the Archbishop of Canterbury has commissioned the ‘Coming Home’ report.


Coming up in our series of housing conferences

Register your interest in our 2021 programme of events here.

Previous events

Responding to growth: rural housing

February 23, 6pm to 7.40pm

Lord Gardiner of Kimble, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity), Paul Miner, Head of Land Use and Planning at CPRE, the countryside charity, the Bishop of Tewkesbury, the Rt Revd Robert Springett and the Revd Rowena King presented an evening conference on rural housing.A note from the evening can be downloaded here.

Responding to growth: planning for the future

November 24, 6:00 pm – 7:40 pm

Richard Blyth, Head of Policy Practice and Research at the Royal Town Planning Institute discusses the Government White Paper, Planning for the Future. The Rt Revd Graham Tomlin, Bishop of Kensington and Vice Chair of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission on Housing, Church and Community gives a theological reflection.




Responding to growth: the challenge of new communities

September 29, 6:00 pm – 7:40 pm

Planners, developers and communities joined Gail Mayhew, who sat on the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission, Charlie Dugdale, Partner at Knight Frank, and the Bishop of Tewkesbury, the Rt Revd Robert Springett, to discuss the implications of the Living with Beauty report.





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