London's Planning and Built Environment APPG

First Registered: 23/12/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To debate the key issues facing the changing shape of London, from quality housing delivery, to the changing shape of the skyline, to affordability of living and work spaces, bringing together MPs and Peers from across the political parties to help shape a better city in a period of major growth.

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 London's Planning and Built Environment

1. social dynamics of trees
09/07/2018 - Forestry Commission
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Found: http://www.capitalwoodlands.org/ social dynamics of London's trees, woodlands and green spaces 2Before the

2. London Assembly - written evidence
25/02/2019 - Inquiry: Modern Methods of Construction - Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
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Found: AssemblyWritten evidence submitted by the London Assembly Planning Committee [MMC 022] Thank you for the opportunity

3. Mayor of London - written evidence
03/09/2019 - Inquiry: Long-term delivery of social and affordable rented housing - Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
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Found: housing to comprise 50 per cent of all new homes built in London. Measures the Mayor is taking to deliver

4. Meeting London's housing need
04/09/2015 - Parliamentary Research

Found: are planned? 8 1.4 How many new homes are being built? 10 2. Government measures to support London™s housing

5. Urban forestry
09/07/2018 - Forestry Commission
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Found: and communications Home Environment Wildlife, animals, biodiversity and ecosystems

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to London's Planning and Built Environment

1. Housing: New Homes
11/02/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: much more to do. We will review everything from planning reforms to housing zones, backed with more than - Speech Link
2: the Minister agree that policy on building and planning needs to go with the grain of economics and take - Speech Link
3: the Government going to do about the crisis of planning permissions being granted but not a brick being - Speech Link
4: that the site is built on. Last year, we saw more than 375,000 grants of planning permission. The noble - Speech Link
5: houses are being built in flood-risk areas. Between 2001 and 2014, 250,000 new homes were built in such areas - Speech Link

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

1: was tasked with championing beauty in the built environment and advising the Government on the reforms - Speech Link

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

1: this House has considered beauty and the built environment.It is a great pleasure to speak on - Speech Link
2: a year. That has gone by the board now.Planning is one issue when we talk about housing, and particularly - Speech Link
3: up in south-east London. It was a council estate built, as so many were, in that period during the war - Speech Link
4: not concentrated on: the need to include the environment in housebuilding, to be able to enjoy the space - Speech Link
5: supermarkets that lack any sense of craft or character, built with no consideration of the past and no regard - Speech Link

4. Planning for the Future
15/12/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: move,That this House has considered the Planning for the Future White Paper.It is a pleasure - Speech Link

5. Flood Prevention: Rainwater Attenuation and Reservoirs
09/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: investment, but also, I would argue, a change to the planning and building regulations and how we use reservoirs - Speech Link

6. Quality in the Built Environment
13/12/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: has considered delivering quality in the built environment.It is a pleasure to have this debate - Speech Link
2: is large pressure on the number of houses being built. She brings a pertinent point to the debate. It - Speech Link
3: key components in delivering quality in the built environment, and that planners and indeed Government need - Speech Link
4: home efficiently. It should not impact on the environment. We should be using what skills we have to make - Speech Link
5: used to be the case that 60% of new homes were built by small and medium-sized enterprises, often local - Speech Link

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

1: further welcomes the Government’s consultation, Planning for the Future, updated on 6 August 2020, as a - Speech Link
2: further welcomes the Government’s consultation, Planning for the Future, updated on 6 August 2020, as a - Speech Link
3: is exceptionally important, but the Royal Town Planning Institute says that increases in house building - Speech Link
4: fully support and want to see built, but that the test of any good planning system is whether it reflects - Speech Link
5: overhaul, or shall we say overturning, of the planning system—not only in the White Paper, but in the - Speech Link

8. Housing Developments: West Sussex
07/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: South Downs were already feeling the strain of a planning system that had the unique quality of pleasing - Speech Link
2: shall come to the point about the provision in the planning system for different landscapes, including floodplains - Speech Link

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

1: Library setting out our vision for the future of the planning system.A home is so much more than four - Speech Link

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

1: and for connected purposes.Our post-war planning system is a framework for managing change in our - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to London's Planning and Built Environment
1. Low Emission Zones: Greater London
asked by: Catherine West
21/06/2019
... what steps he is taking to support the Mayor of London's ultra low emissions zone scheme.

2. Apprentices: Finance
asked by: Lord Stunell
14/01/2019
... planning and built environment sector.

3. Affordable Housing: Rural Areas
asked by: Lord Judd
29/05/2018
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the extent to which a new viability system introduced through the updated National Planning Policy Framework and National Planning Practice Guidance would lead to more affordable homes being built in rural England; and what is their estimate of the number of additional affordable homes that will be built.

4. Planning
asked by: Lord Vaizey of Didcot
06/12/2017
... what discussions he has had with local authorities on achieving the National Planning Policy Framework core planning principle that planning should always seek to secure high quality design and a good standard of amenity for all existing and future occupants of land and buildings; and whether he has any plans to strengthen the National Planning Policy Framework to ensure high quality design for the built environment.

5. Apprentices: Standards
asked by: Lord Stunell
14/01/2019
... planning and built environment sector; and how many apprenticeship standards within that sector have been submitted but are still awaiting approval.

Latest Questions
6 Current APPG Officers
James Murray Portrait
James Murray
Deputy Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Ealing North
Joined: 20th May 2020
3 APPG Memberships
Armenia , Council Housing , Youth Affairs
Jon Cruddas Portrait
Jon Cruddas
Deputy Chair
Labour - Dagenham and Rainham
Joined: 20th May 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Dr Rupa Huq MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6865.

Email: rupa.huq.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Barbara Chesi, New London Architecture, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT . Tel: 020 7636 4044

Email: barbara@newlondonarchitecture.org

Benefits in Kind
Date
13 Jul 2019
Source
The London Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 13/07/2019 To : 12/07/2020
Value
£4,501
Date
13 Jul 2018
Source
The London Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 13/07/2018 To : 12/07/2019
Value
£4,501
Date
13 Jul 2017
Source
The London Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 13/07/2017 To : 12/07/2018
Value
£4,501
Date
1 Jan 2017
Source
The London Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2017 To : 31/12/2017
Value
£4,501
Date
20 Oct 2015
Source
The London Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 20/10/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£4,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the London's Planning and Built Environment APPG

Former APPG Officers
Paul Scully Portrait
Paul Scully
Vice-Chair
Conservative - Sutton and Cheam
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
None Portrait
The Lord Bishop of London
House of Lords Liaison
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
None Portrait
Bishop of London
House of Lords Liaison
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 29th March 2017