Ebbsfleet Develoment Corporation
Ian Piper took up the role of interim CEO at Ebbsfleet Development Corporation in September 2017 where he has responsibility for delivering the vision of a Garden City comprising up to 15,000 new homes. Ian is on secondment from Homes England (formerly the HCA).
Ian is a Chartered Surveyor and joined Homes England in November 2014 as Head of Land where he had responsibility for all the Agency’s central land activities. This included oversight of the Land budgets which exceed £350m per annum, land programme policy development, including Starter Homes Land Fund and Garden Villages.
Ian has a career that spans the public and private sector and he has worked at a local, regional and national level. Immediately prior to joining the HCA Ian was Chief Executive of Forward Swindon – the economic development company owned by the Borough Council. From 1999 to 2010 Ian worked for the South West Regional Development Agency where he was Director of Development and Regeneration. Ian had previously worked with the London Docklands Development Corporation and the private sector with developers Alfred McAlpine, YJ Lovell, Bovis and Wimpey. Between 1990 and 1998, he worked as a freelance Economic Development Consultant, undertaking a number of commissions with English Partnerships, Tipton City Challenge and the Black Country Development Corporation.
11:50 am - 12:10 pm
Laying the foundations for growth: a sustainable approach to housing
Theatre: Infrastructure and Growth
The government has long been under pressure to build sufficient numbers of homes, with an estimated 300,000 needed to start making housing more affordable. In response, organisations like the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation have been established by the government to deliver the desperately needed homes. Join this session to hear how the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation is:
- Building up to 15,000 homes in North Kent
- Collaborating closely with local authorities and communities to develop a shared vision for the area
- Creating the supportive infrastructure needed to generate an ambitious 30,000 new jobs