TEN Group

TEN Group vist to Tottenham February 2012
TEN Group vist to Tottenham February 2012

The TEN Group, formed in 2003, is a small network of senior local authority officers, one housing group and one developer, who have come together to share ideas and to exchange knowledge on achieving urban renaissance. What links them are common concerns and a desire to gain space for blue sky thinking and reflecting with like minds. The TEN Group programme has been designed to be responsive to participants’ needs. Each series comprised five meetings including briefing packs, site visits and group discussions. Participants in the programme have been able to gain inspiration, pick each other’s brains, and learn about other approaches. The programme has allowed them to build on each other’s knowledge and increase their access to information on good practice.  Below is a summary of each series which includes a list of visits and reports which highlight main conclusions. 

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01.04.2012, 00:00
TEN Group 2011-2012 (Series 08)

In the Eighth series of TEN, London vists included Bankside, Lambeth, Tottenham and Kings Cross.  A symposim was held at The Buiding Centre at Store Street where representatives from Copenhagen Spoke to local practisioners on 'What London can learn from Scandinavia'.  The European study tour focussed on Helsinki and Stockholm.   Details of the study tour are outlined in the slideshow below.  Members of Series 08 were:

Anne Wyatt, Project Manager, URBED | Chris Berry, Chief Planning & Regeneration Officer, LB Redbridge | Daniel Ratchford, Strategic Director of Environment and Leisure, LB Sutton | Darren Richards, Head of Planning and Transportation, LB Sutton | David Hennings, Head of Regeneration, Catalyst | Ed Watson, Assistant Director Planning and Public Protection, Camden Council | John East, Divisional Director of Development Services, Newham Council | Karen Galey, Head of Economic Development, Haringey Council | Marc Dorfman, Assistant Director Planning & Regeneration, Haringey Council | Mark Lucas, Head of Regeneration, Redbridge Council | Nicholas Falk, Director, URBED | Pat Hayes, Executive Director of Regeneration and Housing, Ealing Council | Seema Manchanda, Assistant Director of Planning Services, Wandsworth Borough Council | Stephen Tapper, Assistant Director of Place Shaping, Enfield Council | Sue Foster, Executive Director of Housing, Regeneration and Environment, Lambeth Council | Tom Jeffrey, Director, Environment, Culture and Public Participation, Croydon Council

Messages from Helsinki and Stockholm from urbed

01.04.2011, 00:00
TEN Group 2010-2011 (Series 07)

In the seveth series of TEN London visits included Newham, Westfield and South Acton.  The Europen Study Tour focussed on Copenhagen and Malmo which is summed up in the slide show below.  TEN Group members for 2010 included:

Anne Wyatt, Project Manager, URBED |  Brendan Walsh, Director of Regeneration and Community Development, Ealing Council  |  Chris Berry, Chief Planning & Regeneration Officer, LB Redbridge |  Chris Donovan, Assistant Director (Strategy, Planning & Regeneration), Bexley Council |  Daniel Ratchford, Strategic Director of Environment and Leisure, LB Sutton | Darren Richards, Head of Planning and Transportation, LB Sutton | David Hennings, Head of Regeneration, Catalyst |  Ed Watson, Assistant Director Planning and Public Protection, Camden Council | Emma Peters, Executive Director, Croydon Council | John East, Divisional Director of Development Services, Newham Council | Karen Galey, Head of Economic Development, LB Waltham Forest | Marc Dorfman, Assistant Director Planning & Regeneration, Haringey Council | Mark Lucas, Head of Regeneration, Redbridge Council | Nicholas Falk, Director, URBED | Pat Hayes, Executive Director of Regeneration and Housing, Ealing Council | Shifa Mustafa, Assistant Director of Development, Waltham Forest Council | Sue Foster, Executive Director of Housing, Regeneration and Environment, Lambeth Council | Tom Jeffrey, Director, Environment, Culture and Public Participation, Croydon Council

Feedback from euro study tour messages from copenhagen and malmo 18 dec10 from urbed

01.04.2010, 00:00
TEN Group 2009-2010 (Series 06)

In the Sixth Series of TEN local visits included Waterside, Cambridge, Redbridge, Southwark and Croydon.  A European study tour focussed on The Netherlands which is summarised by the slide show below.  Members of Series 06 were:

Anne Wyatt, Project Manager, URBED | Brendan Walsh, Director of Regeneration and Community Development, Ealing Council | Chris Berry, Chief Planning & Regeneration Officer, LB Redbridge | Chris Donovan, Assistant Director (Strategy, Planning & Regeneration), Bexley Council | Colin Lovell, Head of Land Use Planning, Transport for London | Daniel Ratchford, Strategic Director of Environment and Leisure, LB Sutton | Darren Richards, Head of Planning and Transportation, LB Sutton | David Hennings, Head of Regeneration, Catalyst | Ed Watson, Assistant Director Planning and Public Protection, Camden Council | Emma Peters, Executive Director, Croydon Council | John East, Divisional Director of Development Services, Newham Council | Karen Galey, Head of Economic Development, LB Waltham Forest | Marc Dorfman, Assistant Director Planning & Regeneration, Haringey Council | Mark Lucas, Head of Regeneration, Redbridge Council | Nicholas Falk, Director, URBED | Pat Hayes, Executive Director of Regeneration and Housing, Ealing Council | Shifa Mustafa, Assistant Director of Development, Waltham Forest Council | Sue Foster, Executive Director of Housing, Regeneration and Environment, Lambeth Council | Tim Thompson, Project Director Canada Water & Bermondsey Spa Regeneration, Southwark Council | Tom Jeffrey, Director, Environment, Culture and Public Participation, Croydon Council

04 messages from dutch cities from urbed

01.04.2009, 00:00
TEN Group 2008-2009 (Series 05)

In the Fifth Series of TEN local visits included Swiss Cottage, Barking, EC1 and Greenwhich.  A two day study tour focussed on Belfast and how to tackle worklessness and social cohesion in areas undergoing development.  Members in Series 05 were:

Anne Doherty, Assistant Director Planning, LB of Camden | Anne Wyatt, Administration Manager, URBED | Brendan Walsh, Director of Regeneration and Community Development, Ealing Council| Chris Donovan, Assistant Director (Strategy, Planning & Regeneration), Bexley Council| Colin Lovell, Head of Land Use Planning, Transport for London|David Hennings, Director of Strategic Planning, Haringey Council| John Wolfenden, J W Project Services | Karen Galey, Head of Economic Regeneration, Haringey Council | Marc Dorfman, Chief Planning Officer, LB Redbridge | Mark Lucas, Head of Regeneration, LB Redbridge | Mike Jordan, Director of Planning, LB Hounslow | Nicholas Falk, Founding Director, URBED | Pat Hayes, Executive Director of Regeneration and Housing, Ealing Council | Seema Manchanda, Head of Physical Regeneration and Development, Newham Council | Shifa Mustafa, Assistant Director of Development, Waltham Forest Council | Stephen McDonald, Strategic Director of Major Projects, Southwark Council | Sue Foster, Head of Planning and Land Charges, LB of Hackney | Tom Jeffrey, Director of Environment and Leisure, LB Sutton

City Centre

 

01.04.2008, 00:00
TEN Group 2007-2008 (Series 04)

During the Fourth Series of TEN local visits were made to Fulham, Abotts Wharf, Palestra, Harlow and Hackney.  The European study tour centred around Berlin and focussed on residential renewal and new communities.  Members in Series 04 were:

Andrew Armes, Head of Development and Design, Milton Keynes Council | Anne Wyatt, URBED | Bob West, Service Manager, Culture and Environment, Camden Council| Brendan Walsh, Director of Regeneration and Community Development, Ealing Council |Camilla Ween, Interim Head of Land Use Planning, Transport for London| Chris Donovan, Assistant Director (Strategy, Planning & Regeneration), Bexley Council | David Hennings, Director of Strategic Planning, Haringey Council | Marc Dorfman, Chief Planning Officer, LB Redbridge | Nicholas Falk, URBED | Owen Whalley, Head of Major Project Development, LB Tower Hamlets | Pat Hayes, Executive Director of Regeneration and Housing, Ealing Council | Patricia Charleton, Principal Planner, Transport for London | Paul Evans, Strategic Director of Regeneration, Southwark Council | Robert Scourfield, Interim Director for Culture and Environment, Camden Council | Seema Manchanda, Head of Physical Regeneration and Development, Newham Council | Shifa Mustafa, Assistant Director of Planning and Environmental Control, Haringey Council | Sue Foster, Head of Planning and Land Charges, LB Hackney | Tom Jeffrey, Director of Environment and Leisure, LB Sutton Berlin Hauptbhof

Public Art Osthafen

31.12.2006, 00:00
TEN Group 2005-2006 (Series 03)

The first two years of TEN were agreed to have been of great value with briefing packs and reports proving an excellent resource and members distributing these to their planning departments, along with other ‘exciting’ ideas discussed in the Group filtering through into the workplace. TEN therefore decided to continue for a third series of meetings, but focussing on a new theme of partnership and the sub regional dimension.  Local vists included Sutton, Camden, Stratford and The Building Centre in Store Street.  A European study tour centred aroun Lille and Roubaix. Members in Series 03 were:

Brendan Walsh, Head of Regeneration, Ealing Council | Chris Donovan, Assistant Director (Strategy, Planning and Regeneration) Bexley Council | David Hennings, Director of Strategic Planning, Haringey Council | Esther Caplin, URBED | John Best, Chief Executive, Milton Keynes Council | John Tunney, Interim Director, Regeneration and Development, LB Newham
Marc Dorfman, Chief Planning Officer, LB Redbridge | Mark Lucas, Head of Strategic Sites, Haringey Council
Nicholas Falk, URBED | Paul Evans, Strategic Director of Regeneration, Southwark Council | Peter Bishop, Director of Culture and Environment Camden Council | Shifa Mustafa, Assistant Director of Planning, Haringey Council | Tom Jeffrey, Director of Environment and Leisure, LB Sutton

Attractive pedestrianized areas

 

Integrated transport

31.12.2005, 00:00
TEN Group 2004-2005 (Series 02)

By general agreement, the Group continued for a further series beginning in September 2004. Suggested themes for discussion were to include the regeneration impact on people versus places; housing; planning legislation; Sustainable Communities plan; the sub-regional framework; skills.  A visit to see European examples of housing projects was suggested (This would take place instead of a meeting.)  The series started with a flexible programme and the idea of organising other events during the year, for example masterclasses and possibly a conference bringing all the work together, and publishing the reports of meetings.  Local visits incuded Bexley, Croydon, Wembly and Stratford.  The European tour was to Dutch Cities.  Members 2004-2005

Chris Donovan, Assistant Director (Strategy, Planning and Regeneration), LB Bexley | David Hennings, Director of Strategic Planning, LB Haringey | John Best, Chief Executive, Milton Keynes Council | Marc Dorfman, Director of Regeneration, LB Ealing | Paul Clark, Chief Planning Officer, LB Redbridge | Paul Evans, Strategic Director of Regeneration | Peter Bishop, Director of Environment, LB Camden | Phillip Goodwin, Director of Planning and Development, LB Croydon

TEN Group on Dutch Cities Tour

 

 

31.12.2004, 00:00
TEN Group 2003-2004 (Series 01)

The Ten Group held their first meeting in June 2003. The Group came together at the invitation of URBED (Urban and Economic Development Group), following initial discussions with some senior local authority officers about training needs in the context of the urban renaissance agenda.

The initial discussions made it clear that what they wanted was not a formal ‘training programme’, but to come together, informally, to share ideas and exchange knowledge. They welcomed the space for blue sky thinking and reflecting with like minds, to counter the isolation of those working in environmental and development fields. Overall what they wanted was the opportunity to explore how to use the powers available to them to effect change and discover techniques for facilitating change.

Ten individuals signed up to a pilot year of six small-style discussions, based on projects within participants’ authorities.

Six meetings took place in the first year, hosted by members in Camden, Southwark, Milton Keynes, Ealing, Haringey and Ilford, and the numbers attending made for constructive discussion. Optional study tours preceded discussion and proved popular. A number of themes was included with the Group’s agreement, from ‘developing major sites as exemplified by King’s Cross’ to ‘developing capacity among young staff’, and issues of shared interest ranged from ‘combatting fatigue in the long drawn out development process’ to ‘housing-led regeneration’. Briefing packs relating to the issues were distributed beforehand (see attachment), and summaries of the meetings were written up and circulated.

Ideas emerged from discussions for other action, and the fast-track action learning programme for young planners was to move forward with Ealing and Haringey. Other future action points were raised during the first series, such as looking at ways Planning Grant might be used as funding.

Members 2003-2004:
Craig Anderson, Director of Environment, Reading Borough Council | John Best, Chief Executive, Milton Keynes Council | Peter Bishop, Director of Environment, LB Camden
Paul Clark, Chief Planning Officer, LB Redbridge | Chris Donovan, Assistant Director (Strategy, Planning and Regeneration), LB Bexley | Marc Dorfman, Director of Regeneration, LB Ealing | Paul Evans, Strategic Director of Regeneration, LB Southwark | Phillip Goodwin, Director of Planning and Development, LB Croydon | David Hennings, Director of Strategic | Planning, LB Haringey | Richard Simmons, Director of Development and Environment, Medway Council