The need for housing, Wed 9 July 2014


Paul Smith will set out the case for increased housing development including social and affordable housing. Paul will survey the current position of the housing market nationally and locally. Potential provocative issues will include development on the greenbelt, urban cramming, new towns, mixed developments and the decline of the high street. Paul likes a debate and there will be plenty of time for discussion and challenge.

Paul Smith has worked in the social housing sector for over 25 years. He is currently Head of Enterprise and Intelligence at Aster Group, the largest social landlord based in the south-west with around 28,000 homes. Paul was a founder member of South Bristol Youth Housing in 1988 which is now Bristol’s largest homelessness agency. Paul has also been a board member of four other associations and was a member of Bristol City Council’s housing committee.

7.30 pm , Friends Meeting House, 126 Hampton Rd, BS6 6JE

Non-members £5 Members £2 (voluntary) Booking Not Required

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