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About Taylor Wimpey
A positive and structured approach to working with others is at the heart of a successful scheme.
Working with others, through collaboration and partnership, can benefit developments in many different ways:
Working together towards a common goal encourages a sense of shared ownership and belonging. This can create successful and lasting relationships and a development that is more than just bricks and mortar.
The HCA has established the Delivery Partner Panel (DPP) to provide Local Authorities and Registered Providers with a one stop shop for development and construction-related works and services. Launched in January 2010, Taylor Wimpey has signed up to a three year-framework contract with the HCA with the option for the HCA to extend, by agreement, for a further year. The panel is divided in to three regional clusters and Taylor Wimpey is a member of all three panel clusters.
The panel is designed to provide:
We work with local authorities, the Homes and Communities Agency, and other public-sector organisations on most of our schemes. These organisations may have a number of roles including landowner, facilitator (someone who makes the progress of the site easier), Highway Authority or provider of grant funding, and a successful partnership is needed to make sure the development can be successfully completed.
Our relationship with both past, current and potential future landowners is particularly important because land is the vital ‘raw material’ for our business. Working together and creating relationships that benefit everyone involved will help make sure that we maintain a supply of land to provide new homes in the future.
We provide affordable housing on a significant proportion of our developments every year. Our successful partnership with Registered Providers (RPs) is an important part of this – the homes we build need to take into account the requirements of the RP while also remaining commercially viable. The RP is responsible for managing the affordable homes once they are completed and because of this their early involvement in any scheme with affordable homes is very important for the scheme to progress.
We provide roads, sewers and services across all of our developments. Working in partnership with our contractors is very important, particularly on larger, more complicated, schemes with substantial requirements. A good working relationship means efficient, effective delivery in line with commercial and programme targets and with less disruption to people living nearby.
In the last few years we have built over 60% of our homes on 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, is leading Taylor Wimpey’s engagement with the following organisations:
The Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe
Taylor Wimpey is a member of NICOLE, the Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe, a leading forum on contaminated land management in Europe. Our personnel have chaired working groups on waste and brownfield. The brownfield working group have recently published research on environmental liability transfer in a European context.
We are a member of the Soil and Groundwater Technology Association (SAGTA) which is a not-for-profit association of member organisations drawn from UK companies representing many major land holding sectors. Its members actively address challenges associated with the ownership and management of contaminated land and brownfield development sites.
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 overview of current and future land use issues.
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