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DPP2 developers announced by HCA

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has published a new list of its preferred developers to take part in the new Delivery Partner Panel 2 (DPP2).

DPP2 will build on the first partner panel framework, which launched in January 2010 and has helped in the procurement of more than 29,000 homes at over 150 sites across the UK to date.

Richard Hill, interim chief executive at the HCA, said: "Bringing forward land for development and speeding up the rate at which it is made available is a priority for government.

"We hope that DPP2 will build on the success of the original Delivery Partner Panel and continue to offer local authorities and public sector partners the opportunity to procure developers in a cost effective, speedy and efficient manner."

Split into for zones for the north of England, the Midlands, south-east and south-west, DPP2 consists of 25 successful bidders for each area, with many of the biggest names in the UK construction and house building sectors represented, including Kier Group, Carillion, Bellway Homes and many more.

Officially launched yesterday (April 1st), DPP2 is scheduled to run until 2017, although any projects secured through the panel have until at least ten years after the scheme is closed to be completed.

It is expected to deliver upwards of £4 billion in investment in new housing over the coming years, with DPP1 set to run until the end of 2013 in order to provide a significant overlap for new schemes and old.

Last month, the HCA also announced a number of new appointments to the department's ongoing Vulnerable and Older People Advisory Group (VOPAG).

President of the Local Government Association Lord Richard Best, Jackie Adusei from Ekaya Housing Association, Roger Battersby from PRP Architects and Gary Day from McCarthy and Stone all joined the VOPAG in March, with the body responsible for ensuring the needs of these individuals across the country are being met. 

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