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Nic BlissHead of Policy, Confederation of Cooperative Housing:  Nick will Chair the event as well as provide a brief overview of co-operative housing in England, setting out its core principles, distinctiveness and importance.


Steve Hoey, co-founder and Director of Leeds Community Homes: Steve will provide an update on Leeds Community Homes and the new hub, and give a brief overview of the movement in Leeds.

Bill Phelps, chair of ChaCo, Chapeltown Co-Housing: Bill will provide a briefing on ChaCo covering the origins, motivation, land identification and building plans.

Sarah May, Principal Regeneration Officer (Affordable & Specialist Housing) Leeds City Council’s Housing Growth Team: Sarah will describe the support and partnership working provided by LCC, and give an idea of the institutional support necessary for co-operative housing to flourish.



Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 17:30 to 19:30 (17:30 for registration, event starts at 18:00)

Rose Bowl Lecture Theatre 538

Leeds Beckett University

Leeds  LS1 3HB


We still have some places available for you to book on this class (£25 standard rate or £15 for members of neighbourhood planning groups) if you haven’t already done so. Details and booking @—why-it-s-all-kicking-off-now—Masterclass-2nd-May-2018.html?soid=1111600141828&aid=wg6WcPVp-y4