Bradford Property Forum
BPF, as it’s more commonly known, meets quarterly to provide both a networking platform and an information-sharing opportunity for organisations connected through this sector.
Currently chaired by Steve McManus of Chartback Developments, the group hears from speakers on, for example, planning issues, regeneration initiatives and land/housing problems and solutions. Sub-sectors that attend the (usually breakfast) events include surveyors, agents, engineers, architects, developers and planners.
Bradford Council and local housing associations also join in, with councillors and supporting officers invited along to speak or field questions as and when appropriate. Recent issues discussed include: employment land allocations, flooding, city regeneration and housing needs.
Steve is supported by vice-chair Allan Booth, a partner with Rance Booth Smith architects.
Leeds Property Forum
The aim of this forum is to contribute positively and effectively to the future growth and development of the Leeds Metropolitan District. Working closely with Leeds City Council, the forum’s objectives are to identify the needs of the City of Leeds to make it a regional capital and a leading European City.
The forum is chaired by Andrew Latchmore, Partner at Shulmans LLP
For more information about the activities of the Leeds Property Forum click here
York Property Forum
The Forum acts as a ‘think tank’ for property issues affecting York and the wider district. The merger has strengthened its lobbying and representational activity on behalf of the sector by utilizing the Chamber’s links with City of York Council and other relevant public sector organisations.
The forum is chaired by Eamonn Keogh, Senior Associate at O’Neil Associates
York Property Forum sits within the Chamber’s portfolio of special interest groups, with membership of the York Property Forum included as part of the wider-Chamber membership package
Meetings of the full forum are open to all members and take place on a quarterly basis, future events are listed within the policy section here