We work with local authorities, parish councils, the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), Greater London Authority (GLA), and other public-sector organisations in planning and developing our schemes. These organisations may have a number of roles, including planning authority or provider of grant funding (money which is sometimes needed to subsidise the costs of a development so that it can go ahead).
The Delivery Partner Panel and London Development Panel
In March 2013 the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) confirmed our place on the four regions (North, Midlands, South East and South West) of the second Delivery Partner Panel (DPP2). Our place on the London Development Panel has also been confirmed by the Greater London Authority (GLA).
Panel members were chosen based on their ability to meet a number of delivery criteria. The panels will run for four years (from April 2013) and are designed to give public-sector organisations a list of housing developers, who have already been through a two-stage selection process, to make the delivery of homes on public land more efficient.
Find out more about the DPP2
In 2016 we delivered 2,663 affordable homes, equating to 19.3% of total completions. Maintaining partnerships with registered providers (independent housing organisations that manage properties as affordable homes) throughout the UK means we can build much-needed affordable homes within our developments.
Find out more about our delivery of Affordable Housing
Partners in land management
We regularly transform empty, derelict or contaminated areas of land into vibrant new communities. Around 45% of our homes in 2016 were built on previously developed land, known as brownfield land, and so the way in which that land is improved to the high standards needed for redevelopment is very important to us. As a responsible residential developer we aim to be at the forefront of thinking in relation to how land is treated and managed. To achieve this, we work closely with a number of UK and Europe wide organisations to research and develop new technologies and techniques in land use management.
Ian Heasman, Director of Sustainability for Taylor Wimpey, is leading our engagement with the following organisations:
- We are a member of the Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe (NICOLE). This is a leading European forum on contaminated land management. Member of our staff have chaired working groups on waste and brownfield. The brownfield working group has recently published research on environmental liability transfer in a European context. Find out more about NICOLE
- We are a member of the Soil and Groundwater Technology Association (SAGTA). This not-for-profit association of member organisations is made up of UK companies who represent many major land-holding sectors. Its members actively address the challenges associated with the ownership and management of contaminated land and brownfield development sites. Find out more about SAGTA
- We represent SAGTA on the Land Forum, the leading UK body promoting the sustainable use of land. The Land Forum brings together private and public sector organisations to take an open- and forward-looking strategic approach to current and future land use issues. Find out more about the Land Forum