Turning land into an asset


30 September 2015

News release

Turning land into an asset

More than 70 delegates from across the eastern region today attended the first in a series of landowners’ conferences, hosted by Hastoe Housing Association at the Rowley Mile Centre in Newmarket.

Ed Buscall, the newly-elected Chair of Hastoe, commented: “the aim of today was to bring together landowners and leading specialists in the legal, financial and planning fields to explore practical ways in which landowners can make their unused land or buildings work for them by building affordable housing.
“We have had a great response to the conference from the delegates and I am looking forward to seeing local schemes coming to fruition to help local people continue to live in their communities.”

In addition to local landowners, the conference delegates included representatives from local authorities and land agents.

James Bracey, General Manager, Holkham Estate said it was an "excellent event, with great speakers. I picked up some top tips on how to best use my land to aid the delivery of sustainable and affordable homes for local people” while another delegate commented that the conference was “extremely relevant at a busy and exciting time".

Speakers at the event included: Ed Buscall, Chair of the Board, Hastoe Group; Kevin Hartnett, Business Development Director, Hastoe Group;  Kathryn Mallett, Tax Senior Manager, KPMG; Daniel Crowther, Partner, KPMG; Ian Graham, Senior Partner, Trowers & Hamlins; and, Paul Sutton, Head of Planning, Cheffins

Notes to Editors:  For more information please contact Melissa Toomey, Head of Marketing and Communications, email mtoomey@hastoe.com, phone 020 8973 0458

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