Place Event
In association with Genesis Homes, Whitbread, Hydrock, and Savills

Date: 20 June 2024, 8:00 - 12:00

Location: Castle Green Hotel, Castle Green Ln, Kendal LA9 6RG

Email: [email protected]

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Cumbria Development Update

Place Event
In association with Genesis Homes, Whitbread, Hydrock, and Savills

Date: 20 June 2024, 8:00 - 12:00

Location: Castle Green Hotel, Castle Green Ln, Kendal LA9 6RG

Email: [email protected]

Place is bringing together developers, economists, and senior political figures from across the county for a dynamic look at Cumbria’s future. At Cumbria Development Update, you’ll hear from the movers and shakers of Cumbria as they share their insights in sessions delving into the county’s £11bn GVA economy, its push for housing, and its thriving tourism sector.

Agenda:

8.00am Arrival, networking and breakfast

8:45am  Welcome from Julia Hatmaker, editor, Place North West

8:50am Panel discussion: Cumbrian leaders

Cllr Jonathan Brook, leader, Westmorland & Furness Council
Darren Crossley, director of place, sustainable growth and transport, Cumberland Council

9.25am Panel discussion: Industrial & Economy

Mark Griffiths, associate hydrogeologist, Hydrock
Lauren Newby, director, EKOSGEN
Adam Key, director and joint head of planning north, Savills
Professor Julie Mennell, vice chancellor, University of Cumbria

10:05am Refreshment and networking break

10:35am Panel: Housing deep dive

David Wright, land director, Gleeson Homes
Nicky Gordon, managing director, Genesis Homes
Angela Jones, director of thriving places, Westmorland & Furness Council
Martha Shields, head of development, South Lakes Housing
Adam McNally, senior land & planning manager, Story Homes

11.10am Comfort Break

11:20am Panel: Tourism & Visitor economy

Jill Anderson, property acquisitions manager, Whitbread
Gill Haigh, managing director, Cumbria Tourism
Keith Ashcroft, chair, Lake District Foundation
Deanne Shallcross, chief executive officer, Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners
Marie Smallwood, head of advice north, Historic England

12:00pm Closing remarks, lunch and further networking

 

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