How do we create decent homes and liveable places for all in West Yorkshire?

Tuesday, 25 August, 2020 - 18:00 to 19:00


How do we create affordable, green and comfortable homes? Who should build them? How do we insulate them? How do we change the planning system to create, safe liveable places?

A discussion about homes and places in West Yorkshire, open to all.


Irena Bauman, Bauman Lyons Architects

Paul Chatterton, LILAC co-housing and Leeds University

Neil McKenna, Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design and Leeds University


In May 2021 West Yorkshire is getting a mayor, a role similar to Andy Burnham in Greater Manchester among others. West Yorkshire is the areas covered by five local authorities, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield, around 2.5 million people in total.

A significant section of the devolution "deal" struck between the government in London and West Yorkshire council leaders to establish a mayor covers housing and planning. 

The meeting

We will start with a brief expert review of the Devolution deal, looking at what is new and what significance it has. After that, we will look more widely at what we want from home building and planning in the region. 

This session is open to anyone with an interest in the subject, and it will kick off a shared, public process to develop the right home-building plan for people across West Yorkshire. 

The event is part of AMP West Yorkshire, a process of creating an alternative manifesto of new ideas for things the mayor can do. AMP is being run by people and organisations across the region and hosted by Same Skies, the regional democracy network for West Yorkshire, founded by volunteers in 2015. 

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