Our Services

Strategy & Policy Development

Our services in relation to strategy and policy development aim to support organisations to grow and develop.  We can help analyse operations and business environment; establish the evidence base for decisions; establish policies to support delivery. 

We have provided these services to the following clients.

Audit Commission

Advisory Panel:  Securing community benefits through the planning system

British Property Federation

  • Report:  New Opportunities in the Rented Sector

Cairn Housing Association

  •  Merger Strategy
  • Asset Management Strategy

County Durham Housing Group

  • HCA Registration prior to stock transfer

Curo Group

  • Development and Asset Management Strategy - with Campbell Tickell

Dale & Valley Homes

  • HCA Registration prior to stock transfer

Durham City Homes

  • HCA Registration prior to stock transfer

East Durham Homes

  • HCA Registration prior to stock transfer

Greater London Authority

  • Review of Greater London Plan:  Housing Standards - with HATC

Habinteg Housing Association

  • Marketing Advice
  • Growth Strategy

Home Group

  • Development of Social Inclusion Policy and implementation of Supporting Communities Strategy

Homes and Communities Agency

  • Evaluation of the Rent to HomeBuy initiative - with Campbell Tickell

The Housing Corporation

  • Evaluation of the New Approach to Investment - with Campbell Tickell
  • Modernisation of the Capital Funding Guide - with HATC

Housing Forum

  • Member of Task Group:  Tenure Choice After the Recession:  A New Approach to Rented Housing
  • Member of Task Group:  Decentralisation, Localism and Delivery and co-author of Improved Evidence and Practice in Strategic Housing Market Assessments

Jewish Community Council of Gateshead

  • Development of business case and viability for new RP subsidiary Adler Housing

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

  • Author:  Understanding Planning Gain
  • Author:  Management of Mixed Tenure Communities
  • Advisory Panel Member:  Developer and Purchaser Attitudes to New Build Mixed Tenure Housing
  • Member of Advisory Panel:  Delivering Affordable Housing through Section 106:  Outputs and Outcomes
  • Member of Advisory Panel:  Planning Gain and Affordable Housing:  Making It Count
  • Member of Advisory Panel:  Land and Finance for Affordable Housing

Midland Heart

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Strategy
  • Strategic Support to new business
  • Policy paper on housing supply

National Housing Federation/CURS

  • Member of Advisory Panel:  Changing Housing Markets and Urban Regeneration in the M62 Corridor

National Housing Federation/Joseph Rowntree Foundation 

  • Advisory Panel:  Standards and Quality in Development and Chair of Accessibility Working Group

National Housing Federation/Home Housing Trust

  • Sponsor and member of Advisory Panel:  Accommodating Diversity

Network Housing Group

  • Growth Strategy - with Campbell Tickell

Northampton Borough Council

  • Housing Strategy
  • Strategy and options for new council house building programme
  • Local Growth Fund bid for additional HRA borrowing

Northern Housing Consortium

  • Conference speaker and workshop leader:  Delivering Economic Growth and Reform of Public Services - Opportunities for Housing and Local Communities from Localism and the Big Society

ODPM/Communities and Local Government

  • Code for Sustainable Homes - with HATC Ltd and CIRIA Ltd

Royal Town Planning Institute

  • Member of Task Group:  Planning for Housing
  • Member of Expert Panel on Planning for Housing
  • Member of Task Group contributing to consultations on Localism Act 2011, National Planning Policy Framework, Community Infrastructure Levy
  • Member of Consultation on Future Homes Commission

Scottish Federation of Housing Associations

Support in consultation on Scottish Government Lead Developer proposals

Severn Vale Housing Society

  • Development Strategy - with Campbell Tickell

Thrive Homes

  • Development Support - with Campbell Tickell
  • Production of Development Strategy and selection of development partners - with Campbell Tickell
  • Establishment of development management and control systems and associated governance - with Campbell Tickell
  • Consultations on Three Rivers DC LDF Core Strategy and SPDs - with Campbell Tickell

Wayfarer Partnership

  • Strategy Development workshop facilitation