Building Communities APPG

First Registered: 18/07/2018 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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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.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Building Communities

1. Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission: government response to the ‘Living with Beauty’ report
30/01/2021 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: Policy paper Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission: government response

2. Building safety: letter to Chair of the Industry Safety Steering Group (22 July 2020)
05/08/2020 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: Correspondence Building safety: letter to Chair of the Industry Safety Steering

3. Approved Document M volume 2 amendments: circular 02/2020
19/07/2020 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: MINISTRY OF HOUSING, COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT Housing Communities and Local Government

4. Approved Document B volume 1 and 2: circular 01/2020
26/05/2020 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: MINISTRY OF HOUSING, COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT Housing Communities and Local Government Circular

5. Pre-release access list: English Housing Survey annual reports
04/05/2020 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: Documents K and M, Building Regulations and Energy Performance Principal Building Services Professional

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. Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
29/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: for prior approval for the change of use of a building to residential and the fee for a full planning - Speech Link
2: leaseholders in a block, particularly where there is building upwards. Given that this is not full planning - Speech Link
3: Adding floors to an existing three storey-plus building creates an engineering challenge. Developers built - Speech Link

5. Planning and House Building
08/10/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Newcastle are 48% and 56% lower than their current building rates, and 30 local planning authorities in the - Speech Link
2: Planning Institute says that increases in house building do not necessarily have a discernible impact on - Speech Link
3: First, is the problem with the system, or with the building firms that are abusing it, maybe because of the - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Building Communities
1. Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission
asked by: Baroness Thomas of Winchester
25/02/2020
... published on 30 January.

2. 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.

3. Building Regulations
asked by: John Healey
23/01/2020
... how much additional funding his Department plans to allocate to the Health and Safety Executive for the establishment of the new Building Safety Regulator.

4. 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.

5. Building Regulations
asked by: Derek Thomas
24/02/2020
... if he will make an assessment of the (a) potential merits of making local authorities economically liable for negligence in the exercise of their building control functions and (b) effectiveness of the exercise by those authorities of those functions.

Latest Questions
6 Current APPG Officers
Julie Marson Portrait
Julie Marson
Secretary
Conservative - Hertford and Stortford
Joined: 24th February 2020
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:

Cameron McIntosh, Association for Consultancy and Engineering, Alliance House, 12 Caxton Street, London SW1H 0QL. Tel: 0207 227 1894

Email: cameron.mcintosh@eic-uk.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
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
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