Full Members Meeting, NILGA & NIFHA Event - Meeting Social Housing Need, Locally

The objective of this event will be to explore the current issues for provision of social housing in Northern Ireland including Local Development Plans, Mixed Tenure and Shared Housing policy, and working together to address the infrastructure deficit.

The event will include a focused look at what councils and their partners can do collaboratively to overcome barriers and blockages to development.

This FREE event is open to ALL Elected Members and Officers, but we would ask councils to advise us in advance of those hoping to attend. NILGA will try to accommodate all enquiries. Any queries should be directed to

10.00 - Registration, Tea / Coffee
10.30 - Welcome : NILGA President / Urgent NILGA Business
10.40 - Event Overview: Ald Jim Dillon, Chairman of NILGA Planning and Regeneration Network
10.45 - Setting the Context: NIFHA - LDPs and social housing, nurturing a mixed tenure approach, addressing the infrastructure deficit, ‘Benefits to Society’ project
11.05 - Presentation: Cllr Nathan Anderson, Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council Housing Liaison Forum - One council’s approach to social housing issues
11.20 - Interactive Panel Debate with questions from the floor:
Panel including reps from NIFHA, SOLACE, LCCC
11.40 - Round Table Discussions: Identification of ways to overcome the current barriers and blockages to development of social housing
12.05 - Feedback from tables – one idea per table
12.15 - Summing up and next steps: Derek McCallan, CEO of NILGA
12.30 - Close & Lunch

To book a place, please register through the following eventbrite link with your name, organisation, email and any dietary requirements.  

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