Building Communities APPG

First Registered: 18/07/2018 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To promote the social value of placemaking and good design for communities. The group focuses on how to improve community involvement in infrastructure, housing and other developments, and seeks to highlight the benefits of an upfront and informed approach to growth in local areas.

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Recent Documents related to Building Communities

1. Approved Document M volume 2 amendments: circular 02/2020
19/07/2020 - Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
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Found: MINISTRY OF HOUSING, COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT Housing Communities and Local Government

2. Approved Document B volume 1 and 2: circular 01/2020
26/05/2020 - Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
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Found: MINISTRY OF HOUSING, COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT Housing Communities and Local Government Circular

3. Building Safety Bill: Government response to pre-legislative scrutiny by the Select Committee
05/07/2021 - Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
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Found: Policy paper Building Safety Bill: Government response to pre-legislative scrutiny

4. Building safety: letter to Chair of the Industry Safety Steering Group (22 July 2020)
05/08/2020 - Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
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Found: Correspondence Building safety: letter to Chair of the Industry Safety Steering

5. Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission: government response to the ‘Living with Beauty’ report
30/01/2021 - Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
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Found: Policy paper Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission: government response

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Building Communities

1. Design and Building Standards
01/02/2021 - Written Statements

1: 2018, the Government established the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission. Under the leadership - Speech Link

2. Planning for the Future
12/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: be introducing a building safety Bill to bring about the biggest change in building safety for a generation - Speech Link

3. Community Housing
12/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: life-favourite themes: first, giving people in local communities more real say over the housing that is to be - Speech Link
2: as I did, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government say earlier that the great - Speech Link
3: frequently have considerable support from local communities—and that, although this Budget was overwhelmingly - Speech Link

4. Fire Safety: Retirement Communities
09/11/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: increased when it comes to fires in retirement communities, due to the vulnerability and dependency of the - Speech Link
2: agree that the travesty of building regulations that have allowed unsafe building to take place without challenge - Speech Link
3: when it simply said that the operation of the building had been passed to a new provider and that the - Speech Link

5. Planning Decisions: Local Involvement
21/06/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: calls on the Government to protect the right of communities to object to individual planning applications - Speech Link
2: calls on the Government to protect the right of communities to object to individual planning applications - Speech Link
3: calls on the Government to protect the right of communities to object to individual planning applications - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Building Communities
1. Building Societies
asked by: Gareth Thomas
28/04/2021
... what assessment he has made of the effect of the decision by regulators not to consider the effect of demutualisation of building societies and friendly societies on the financial crash of 2007-08; and if he will make a statement.

2. Building Regulations
asked by: Marsha De Cordova
15/06/2021
... whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending the stamp duty window for those who are unable to sell their property as a result of new building regulations.

3. Building Regulations
asked by: Baroness Kennedy of Cradley
03/06/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government who is responsible for setting and changing building regulations.

4. Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission
asked by: Baroness Thomas of Winchester
25/02/2020
... published on 30 January.

5. Building Regulations
asked by: Lord Smith of Finsbury
27/02/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include measures to promote water sustainability and re-use in building regulations for the construction of new properties.

Latest Questions
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6 Current APPG Officers
Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts Portrait
Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Bob Blackman MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7082.

Email: bob.blackman.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Guto Davies, Association for Consultancy and Engineering, Alliance House, 12 Caxton Street, London SW1H 0QL. Tel: 020 7222 6557

Email: gdavies@acenet.co.uk

Secretariat:

Association for Consultancy and Engineering acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.acenet.co.uk

Benefits in Kind
Date
29 Jan 2020
Source
Association for Consultancy and Engineering
Description
Secretariat   From : 29/01/2020 To : 28/01/2021
Value
£1,501
Date
18 Jun 2019
Source
Association for Consultancy and Engineering
Description
Secretariat   From : 18/06/2019 To : 17/06/2020
Value
£6,001
Date
18 Jun 2018
Source
Association for Consultancy and Engineering
Description
Secretariat   From : 18/06/2018 To : 17/06/2019
Value
£4,501
Financial Benefits Received
Date
29 Jan 2020
Source
Association for Consultancy and Engineering
Value
£10,000
Former APPG Officers
Julie Marson Portrait
Julie Marson
Secretary
Conservative - Hertford and Stortford
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Drew Hendry Portrait
Drew Hendry
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Mark Prisk Portrait
Mark Prisk
Secretary
Conservative - Former Member for Hertford and Stortford
Joined: 18th July 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships