WITH all the talk of the north-south divide, it may seem like a case of never the twain shall meet, but as a major housing conference in Leeds was told – they need each other.
That may be a truth some on either side of the divide may not be keen on hearing, but it was one eagerly accepted by the delegates to Homes for the North’s (H4N) very first conference, held at the Hilton Leeds City Centre hotel.
The venue was packed out, with 300 delegates – industry leaders, civic chiefs and more – from across the North of England attending to hear a line-up of high-powered speakers.
These included keynote speakers Lord Bob Kerslake, chair of the UK2070 Commission on spatial inequality; Kevin Hollinrake, the Conservative Party’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Thirsk & Malton, and former member of the Housing, Communities & Local Government Select Committee; and John Cridland, chair of housing provider Home Group, and chair of Transport for the North (TfN). Read more