Healthy Homes and Buildings APPG

First Registered: 06/01/2017 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To bring together MPs and Peers of all parties together with policy makers, business leaders and industry experts to highlight the health and cost benefits which can be derived from constructing our buildings and homes to the highest levels of comfort, safety and energy efficiency.

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 Healthy Homes and Buildings

1. healthy urban planning checklist
27/09/2019 - Homes England
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Found: HUDU Planning for Health Healthy Urban Planning Checklist Third Edition May 2017

2. National design guide
01/10/2019 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: sizes 35U3 Socially inclusive 36Homes & buildings H1 Healthy, comf ortable and safe internal and external

05/11/2018 - Early Day Motions

Found: Building our Future Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Building White Paper produced by the All

05/12/2017 - Early Day Motions

Found: our Future: Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings: Draft Paper, produced by the All-Party

05/09/2017 - Early Day Motions

Found: Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings, published by the APPG for Healthy Homes and Buildings in July 2017

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Healthy Homes and Buildings

1. Unhealthy Housing: Cost to the NHS
26/02/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: the all-party parliamentary group for healthy homes and buildings, I am delighted to have the opportunity - Speech Link

2. New Housing Design
05/09/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: serve under your chairmanship. Britain needs more homes; I think we all agree on that. Rising house prices - Speech Link
2: that over two fifths of people feel that new build homes lack character and are an eyesore in the local community - Speech Link
3: is right to cater for all types of people? New homes are quite often very much built for young families - Speech Link
4: fits into categories—affordable homes, homes for young people or homes for the elderly—but it should be - Speech Link
5: encourage the development of quality town and city homes. Its focus is on terraced streets of housing and - Speech Link

3. Housing Reform
24/10/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: increase the minimum thermal performance of new homes and require the Secretary of State to provide serviced - Speech Link

4. Planning Rules
28/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: out that permitted development has yielded 60,000 homes that would not otherwise have been available. On - Speech Link
2: infrastructure to fuel the continued delivery of homes, and that the Housing Infrastructure Fund will be - Speech Link
3: targets and aims are for building more affordable homes that we desperately need, and how these new measures - Speech Link
4: potential and housing growth for the much-needed homes that we need. I point to the fact that we are investing - Speech Link
5: the Government adopt the minimum standards for healthy housing advocated by the Town and Country Planning - Speech Link
6: the planning rules will not mean fewer accessible homes for disabled people, such as 50 year-old Daniel - Speech Link

5. Domestic Premises (Energy Performance) Bill [HL]
07/02/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: availability of data to how to retrofit listed buildings and how to incorporate the use of new technologies - Speech Link

6. Beauty and the Built Environment
30/10/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: talking about commercial as well as domestic buildings, because this is not wholly about housing—somehow - Speech Link
2: properties, suitable for elderly people, and large homes suitable for families. The variety of houses, the - Speech Link
3: between crime among young people and the design of buildings, particularly social housing, and certainly in - Speech Link
4: clear about what we aim to achieve. We aim to build homes of which people can be proud. Le Corbusier, who - Speech Link

7. Building Safety
22/02/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: the Government want to build back better—better homes, better infrastructure and better communities. The - Speech Link
2: during the pandemic, almost 95% of all high-rise buildings with unsafe ACM cladding identified by the beginning - Speech Link
3: certainty that leaseholders in high-rise residential buildings will face no cost for cladding remediation works - Speech Link
4: financial support for cladding remediation on buildings of between four and six storeys. Under a long-term - Speech Link
5: seek permission to develop certain high-rise buildings in England, helping to ensure that the industry - Speech Link
6: Association and a non-executive director of MHS Homes Ltd.Three and a half years on from the Grenfell - Speech Link

8. Town and Country Planning
30/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: rebuild empty buildings; and by allowing people to add multiple floors to their homes in a village, town - Speech Link
2: single-aspect windows. These are not beautiful homes—in the words of another Government commission report—these - Speech Link
3: as chair of the all-party group on healthy homes and buildings that sits in this House. We carried out - Speech Link
4: properly and maximise that civic voice to create healthy communities and housing that people are proud to - Speech Link
5: who desperately need decent, safe and affordable homes will be looking at us all to know which side we - Speech Link
6: the 1.2 million flats? It is possible for more homes to be built in four years’ time under a statutory - Speech Link

9. Flats and Shared Housing: Fire Risk
28/01/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: containing that dreadful material and very few buildings have had it removed. Many of the people affected - Speech Link
2: use on new buildings under Government regulations is still allowed on existing buildings? Materials that - Speech Link
3: address some specific issues beyond the exterior of buildings, because a number of important points have been - Speech Link
4: revised in 2016—on a hot day we may walk through buildings where doors are, ironically, held open with fire - Speech Link
5: left with poor-quality building materials in their homes. The advice and the testing of those materials is - Speech Link

10. VAT (Listed Properties)
04/03/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: terraced houses, farmhouses and former industrial buildings being brought into some other type of use. They - Speech Link
2: that list, I add churches, which are also listed buildings. Does my hon. Friend think that the grant scheme - Speech Link
3: Sandwich that have a high preponderance of listed buildings. There are more than 3,000 in my constituency - Speech Link
4: where there is a high concentration of listed buildings, very low incomes and a reduced ability for people - Speech Link
5: I turn to the obvious desire to insulate homes and make them more energy efficient. It is a very - Speech Link
6: rural area with a significant number of listed buildings, there has to be some sort of level playing field - Speech Link
7: properties was removed. The owners of 500,000 listed buildings across the country, 98% of which are privately - Speech Link
8: newer-type properties. We need to make listed buildings properties that people want to own, to spend money - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Healthy Homes and Buildings
1. Housing: Standards
asked by: Jim Shannon
... published on 24 October 2018.

2. Housing: Construction
asked by: Jim Shannon
... well-lit and well designed homes.

3. Housing: Health
asked by: Alex Cunningham
... what responsibilities his Department has for ensuring that homes and buildings are healthy for its occupants.

4. Buildings and Housing: Standards
asked by: Jim Shannon
... published 24 October 2018.

5. Housing: Construction
asked by: Jim Shannon
... if he will hold discussions with the all-party group on Healthy Homes and Buildings on the (a) extent of the problems caused by poor quality homes and buildings and (b) steps that are being taken to incentivise home providers and builders to build and retrofit homes to the highest standards.

Latest Questions
6 Current APPG Officers
Earl of Lytton Portrait
Earl of Lytton
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 24th February 2020
1 APPG Membership
Local Democracy
Marco Longhi Portrait
Marco Longhi
Vice Chair
Conservative - Dudley North
Joined: 24th February 2020
Paul Girvan Portrait
Paul Girvan
Democratic Unionist Party - South Antrim
Joined: 24th February 2020
1 APPG Membership
Adult Social Care
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Jim Shannon MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7160.


Public Enquiry Point:

Gill Morris, DevoConnect, Craigdale, Barbon, Carnforth, Cumbria LA62LL . Tel: 07976 263 869



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Benefits in Kind
22 Jan 2020
DevoConnect is paid by the following to act as the group's Secretariat: Deama, Saint Gobain, Matildas Planet, Velux, Healthy Developments   From : 22/01/2020 To : 21/01/2021
4 Jul 2018
Secretariat   From : 04/07/2018 To : 03/07/2019
4 Jul 2017
Secretariat   From : 04/07/2017 To : 03/07/2018
16 Nov 2016
Connect Communications
Secretariat   From : 16/11/2016 To : 31/05/2017
16 Nov 2016
Gill Morris Communications (GMC Ltd)
Financial Benefits Received
5 Jul 2016
2 Jun 2016
Saint Gobain
Former APPG Officers
Eddie Hughes Portrait
Eddie Hughes
Vice Chair
Conservative - Walsall North
Joined: 2nd January 2019
Departed: 8th April 2020
No other APPG Memberships
David Simpson Portrait
David Simpson
Democratic Unionist Party - Former Member for Upper Bann
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Philippa Whitford Portrait
Philippa Whitford
Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
Hywel Williams Portrait
Hywel Williams
Vice Chair
Plaid Cymru - Arfon
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Rob Marris Portrait
Rob Marris
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Wolverhampton South West
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Alex Cunningham Portrait
Alex Cunningham
Labour - Stockton North
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017