Government experts to set out regeneration strategy at Northern Summit next week

A group of senior officials from government and its agencies will detail emerging government regeneration policy at the Northern Regeneration Summit, which takes place in Manchester on Tuesday 11 October. The event is promoted by Regeneration & Renewal, in association with Planning

Delegates at the event will have the opportunity to:

Hear how the Homes & Communities Agency plans to manage the land and property assets that it is inheriting from the regional development agencies, from HCA chief executive Pat Ritchie

Gain insight into how the government envisages Tax Increment Financing working, and how it will permit local authorities to use it, from DCLG policy manager Richard Enderby

Learn how the government plans to approach its programme of land auctions, from HCA North-West director Deborah McLaughlin

Understand the planning and tax freedoms that the new generation of enterprise zones will be allowed, from DCLG regeneration director Philip Cox

Hear which areas and which types of schemes will be supported under the new Affordable Rent model, from the Homes & Communities Agency's Pete Bailey

The central government speakers will be joined by a host of other influential figures from the public, private and voluntary sectors, including Tony Burton of Civic Voice, Sir Richard Leese of Manchester City Council and the EEF's Lee Hopley.

For more information and details of how to book tickets, which cost from £99 plus VAT, visit

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