Virtual Live Briefing with Tracey Waltho, Director General, Housing and Planning, Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

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We are delighted to be joined by Tracey Waltho, Director General of Housing and Planning at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities for this live briefing. 

August 2021 saw the announcement of a £8.6 billion investment by the UK government as part of the Affordable Housing Programme, which aims to support first time buyers and provide secure, affordable housing to those who need it most. WIG will be joined by Tracey Waltho, Director General, Housing and Planning, to explore these plans and discuss government proposals for landmark reforms to modernise the planning system.

Join us live for your opportunity to:

  • Learn more about the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities' upcoming policies, including the target to build nearly 180,000 new affordable homes

  • Pose your questions directly to Tracey during a live Q&A session

  • Tracey Waltho

    Director General, Housing and Planning

    Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    Tracey joined MHCLG in April 2020. Prior to joining MHCLG, Tracey was Director General of Civil Service Group (Cabinet Office). In this role, she oversaw and implemented an agenda focused on transforming and strengthening the Civil Service, and wider Public Service, to deliver more effectively across systems for citizens. Previously, Tracey was Director of the Work and Health Unit (2014-17), a joint Department for Health and Department for Work and Pensions unit to transform the employment prospects of disabled people and those with long term health conditions. Tracey’s early career was spent as an economist at Department of Social Security and then a wide range of roles at Department for Transport. Latterly, she has performed senior roles including Director of Economic Policy coordination in the Prime Minister’s Economic Council (2008-9) and Director of Finance Strategy (2010-11), Director of Strategy and Analysis, and Chief Economist at Department for Transport (2011-2014). She also enjoyed a secondment to West Sussex County Council (2007-8).



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