Housing and Planning APPG

First Registered: 29/09/2015 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To provide a forum for parliamentarians to discuss issues arising from housing and planning policy, primarily the delivery of housing, infrastructure and placemaking via the planning system.

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 Housing and Planning

1. Planning guidance: letters to chief planning officers
25/07/2019 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: Planning Authorities in Engl and Dear Colleague Housing Design Awards 2019 The Government has made it

2. Planning guidance: letters to chief planning officers
25/07/2019 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: Gavin Barwell MP Minister of State for Housing and Planning and Minister for London Department

3. Planning guidance: letters to chief planning officers
25/07/2019 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: Gavin Barwell MP Minister of State for Housing and Planning and Minister for London Department

4. Planning guidance: letters to chief planning officers
25/07/2019 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: Colleague Housing Design Awards 2012 You may already be aware that this year™s Housing Design Awards

5. Planning guidance: letters to chief planning officers
25/07/2019 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: which implements around 80 reforms from the housing White Paper, the Planning for the right homes

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Recent Speeches related to Housing and Planning

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

1: and supports appropriate housing development and the Government’s overall housing objectives; further welcomes - Speech Link
2: and supports appropriate housing development and the Government’s overall housing objectives; further welcomes - Speech Link
3: proposed London plan. While we all want to see more housing, does my hon. Friend agree that targets need to - Speech Link

2. Housing and Planning
03/03/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: move,That this House has considered housing and planning.It is a pleasure to serve under your - Speech Link
2: that councils have even less grip on strategic planning control and residents have absolutely no means - Speech Link
3: that it would be desirable to get rid of outline planning permission, which many developers use to get a - Speech Link

3. Planning (Affordable Housing and Land Compensation)
27/02/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: given to bring in a Bill to define affordable housing in relation to household incomes; to amend the - Speech Link

4. Housing Delivery Test
13/10/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: The housing delivery test plays an important role in providing transparency about where housing is or - Speech Link
2: council has for the delivery of a scheme once planning permission has been granted? This annual test - Speech Link
3: speaking as a former council leader, I know that planning permissions are only extant for a certain period - Speech Link

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

1: would like to make a statement expanding on the housing measures set out in yesterday’s Budget. I have - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Housing and Planning
1. Housing: Planning Permission
asked by: Ian Mearns
29/01/2021
... whether his Department have any plans to increase the powers available to Local Authorities to prevent house builders bring forward further developments where their previous developments have been found to be sub-standard.

2. Housing and Planning
asked by: Baroness Thornhill
21/01/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government on what aspects of housing and planning reform announced in the recent Queen's speech they plan to introduce legislation; and whether they have a timetable for the introduction of those housing and planning related initiatives.

3. Housing: Planning Permission
asked by: Lord Bishop of St Albans
11/07/2018
...To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to impose a maximum amount of open market housing allowed in proposals for Entry Level Exception Sites in the draft National Planning Policy Framework.

4. Housing: Planning Permission
asked by: Lord Bishop of St Albans
11/07/2018
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the proposed Entry Level Exception Site policy in the draft National Planning Policy Framework on land values.

5. Housing: Planning Permission
asked by: Lord Bishop of St Albans
11/07/2018
...To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the location of the proposed Entry Level Exception Sites in the draft National Planning Policy Framework will be determined by assessments of local need .

Latest Questions
13 Current APPG Officers
Lord Best Portrait
Lord Best
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 29th September 2015
Gagan Mohindra Portrait
Gagan Mohindra
Vice Chair
Conservative - South West Hertfordshire
Joined: 7th August 2020
Jerome Mayhew Portrait
Jerome Mayhew
Vice Chair
Conservative - Broadland
Joined: 7th August 2020
Karen Buck Portrait
Karen Buck
Officer
Labour - Westminster North
Joined: 7th August 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

David Simmonds MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3000.

Email: david.simmonds.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Robin Hayden, Royal Town Planning Institute, 41-42 Boltoph Lane, London EC3R 8DL. Tel: 07971 375 362

Email: robin.hayden@rtpi.org.uk

Secretariat:

Royal Town Planning Institute acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.rtpi.org.uk/

Group's Website:

https://www.rtpi.org.uk/appg

Benefits in Kind
Date
13 Jul 2020
Source
Royal Town Planning Institute
Description
Secretariat   From : 13/07/2020 To : 12/07/2021
Value
£3,001
Date
12 Sep 2018
Source
Royal Town Planning Institute
Description
Secretariat
Value
£3,001
Date
12 Sep 2018
Source
Royal Town Planning Institute
Description
Secretariat   From : 12/09/2018 To : 11/09/2019
Value
£3,001
Date
12 Sep 2017
Source
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Description
Secretariat   From : 12/09/2017 To : 11/09/2018
Value
£3,001
Date
16 Jul 2016
Source
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Description
Secretariat   From : 16/07/2016 To : 15/07/2017
Value
£6,001
Date
22 Mar 2016
Source
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Description
Reception
Value
£1,501
Date
16 Jul 2015
Source
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Description
Secretariat   From : 08/07/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£6,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Housing and Planning APPG

Former APPG Officers
Mark Prisk Portrait
Mark Prisk
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Former Member for Hertford and Stortford
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Eddie Hughes Portrait
Eddie Hughes
Vice Chair
Conservative - Walsall North
Joined: 8th May 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Shipley Portrait
Lord Shipley
Honorary Treasurer
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
David Drew Portrait
David Drew
Honorary Secretary
Labour (Co-op) - Former Member for Stroud
Joined: 8th May 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
John Penrose Portrait
John Penrose
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Weston-super-Mare
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 2nd January 2019
Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville Portrait
Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville
Secretary
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 2nd January 2019
Earl of Lytton Portrait
Earl of Lytton
Treasurer
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 2nd January 2019
James Cartlidge Portrait
James Cartlidge
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - South Suffolk
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Stephen Pound Portrait
Stephen Pound
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Ealing North
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships