As we emerge from the pandemic, how will we create the communities of tomorrow?
With levelling-up and placemaking rising up the political agenda at national, regional and city levels, the group is key to exploring new ideas around regeneration, planning and the built environment.
Working closely with the APPG on Building Communities, the group will explore how we can truly build back better and create the urban centres that people will want to live, work and play in over the medium to long-term.
The group will also explore the left-behind communities across the UK, and how our sector can play a key role in realising their potential and unlocking regional growth.
Through the policy forum and engagement with members, the group champions place and regeneration, and shapes ACE’s interactions with policymakers, evidence-based thought-leadership and ensures our industry is at the forefront of political discussions on levelling-up.
The group is chaired by Peter Hogg, partner at Arcadis.
Budget 2021 - Initial briefing
A member-only briefing on the major announcements at Budget 2021.
ACE ACTIVITY PLAN 2021
The annually updated programme of work for ACE.
ACE CORPORATE PLAN 2021 TO 2023
ACE's three year corporate plan outlines the work themes for the association.
Project Speed - Hospitals
Briefing released by ACE exploring the hospital building programme.
Project Speed - Schools
Briefing released by ACE exploring the school building programme.
Project Speed - Homes
Briefing released by ACE on how to meet housing targets.
Planning for the Future response
ACE backs industry-wide response to MHCLG consultation on planning.
ACE's submission to Government departments.
First report produced by the APPG on Building Communities.
ACE Manifesto: Infrastructure for everyone
Outlining a raft of policies ready for all political parties to engage with.
Scrapping the Levy
ACE analysis into CIL spending by local councils in England and Wales.
Autumn Budget 2018: ACE Submission
ACE submission to HM Treasury in advance of the Autumn Budget 2018.
Report argues for good design and placemaking to solve the housing crisis.
Supporting housing delivery through developer contributions
ACE responds to MHLCG consultation.
National Planning Policy Framework response
ACE responds to proposals to make more land available for housing.
Draft London Housing Strategy
ACE proposes "disruptive" recommendations for the planning framework.
Policy Briefing - Autumn Budget 2017
ACE analysis of Philip Hammond's Budget.
Old Oak and Park Royal revised draft Local Plan
ACE responds to local plan for exciting new area of London.
Policy Briefing - Queen's Speech 2017
ACE briefing analyses the key bills for infrastructure.
Policy Briefing - Manifesto comparison 2017
We compare the offering for infrastructure from the three major parties.
Policy Briefing - Budget 2017
ACE analysis of Philip Hammond's Spring Budget.
Policy Briefing - Housing White Paper
Analysis of the government's Fixing the Housing Market White Paper.
Policy Briefing - Autumn Statement 2016
ACE analysis of what it means for infrastructure.
Improving Connectivity Between Cities in the North of England
ACE responds to NIC's call for evidence.
The Housing Gap
The growing human cost of not building enough homes.
Stimulating the housing market
ACE explores the slowdown in the housing construction market.