David Jaques, Housing Development Manager, City of Cardiff Council
I have worked at the City of Cardiff Council for 14 years and am currently the Housing Development Manager with a remit to maximise the delivery of affordable housing in Cardiff. I have recently implemented the ‘Housing Partnership Programme’ an innovative housing partnership which will see 1,500 new homes built across 40 council owned sites throughout Cardiff with at least 40% of these being built as council homes. I also manage the Enabling Team tasked with negotiating affordable housing provision through planning gain and delivering the cities Social Housing Grant programme, working closely with our partner Housing Associations.
The UK Chancellor’s Autumn Statement outlined details for investment of over £7.2 billion in housing. The priorities include: a new Housing Infrastructure Fund of £2.3 billion to unlock new housing supply with the potential to deliver up to 100,000 homes; £1.4 billion to deliver an additional 40,000 affordable housing starts by 2020 to 2021; £2 […]