APPG ON BUILDING COMMUNITIES
Building Communities focuses on the human dimension to infrastructure investment and provides an important addition to the public debate.
The cross-party group brings together politicians and the industry to influence and improve practices around building community and placemaking and helps to make the case for the positive economic and social impact of good infrastructure design.
At a meeting on 12 May 2021, Bob Blackman MP was voted chair, Liz Twist MP, Andrew Lewer MP and Alison Thewliss MP, Ben Everitt MP and Lord Hodgson were voted vice-chairs.
ACE provides the secretariat to the APPG which is supported by the following ACE members: AECOM, Arcadis, Atkins, Mott MacDonald, Ramboll, Royal HaskoninDHV, Stantec, Waterman, and WSP. It is also supported by non-members Argent, Heathrow and WYG.
The cross-party group has members from across the political spectrum and from both houses:
REPORTS AND DOCUMENTS
Scrapping the Levy
ACE analysis into CIL spending by local councils in England and Wales.
Report argues for good design and placemaking to solve the housing crisis.
Call for evidence and contributions
APPG consultation on placemaking and design that maximises infrastructure's social value.
First report produced by the APPG on Building Communities.
Annual General Meeting
Minutes from the AGM held on 12 May 2021.
IN THE NEWS
Greenfield 'surcharge' to encourage brownfield development
New report from sister organisation EIC explores how brownfield can deliver levelling up.
Only placemaking will create truly Net Zero communities
Ahead of COP26, Bob Blackman MP explores how placemaking is key a Net Zero future.
Why placemaking is about regeneration and not redevelopment
Levelling up can only happen if placemaking drives local regeneration, says Bob Blackman MP.