Minutes of meetings

Minutes of meetings are held on this page and can be downloaded by clicking the buttons below.

After each meeting, a summary of the discussion is sent to Ministers by the Chair.

Roundtable on Devolution & Levelling Up with Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester

10 January 2024

The APPG held a roundtable meeting examining devolution and Levelling Up with Andy Burnham, Mayor of the Labour run Greater Manchester combined authority, focusing on planning, urban development, skills and transport. Valuable insight was shared on the driving factors behind successes in Manchester, most notably the importance of the trailblazer agreements and continued cross-party support for the devolution agenda in Westminster. The roundtable meeting also explored the challenges faced by local and regional authorities in delivering on the Levelling Up agenda, crucially in introducing efficient transport and infrastructure networks to match levels of growth.

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Roundtable on Levelling Up and Combined Authorities with Adam Hawksbee, Deputy Director of Onward

27 November 2023

The APPG held a roundtable examining Levelling Up and the role of combined authorities with Adam Hawksbee from Onward. Critical discussions unfolded on the intricate facets of urban regeneration, local Levelling Up, and the evolving landscape of devolvement in the UK.

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Extraordinary General Meeting 2023

21 November 2023

Minutes of the Extraordinary General Meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Regeneration & Development. 

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Roundtable on Economic Growth and Social Improvement with Kate Willard OBE, Chair of the Thames Estuary Growth Board

17 October 2023

Stakeholders engaged in a dynamic discussion with Kate Willard OBE on the challenges and prospects of regeneration, with a focus on the Thames Estuary. Thames Estuary is the UK’s most significant government-backed growth opportunity with potential to create 1.3 million jobs and add £190 billion to the economy.

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Roundtable on Planning in London with Jules Pipe CBE, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration & Skills, Greater London Authority

18 July 2023

Jules Pipe met with the APPG to discuss planning in London, with an in depth focus on the London Plan. He discussed the GLA’s strategies that aim to boost economic development, reduce inequalities, and tackle deprivation across the city. Amongst other issues, the discussion focused on improving housing delivery and developing infrastructure. The meeting evaluated implications of these policies for London and delved into the role of local authorities in ensuring a more conducive planning system, delivering quality and affordable housing, and reducing carbon emissions.

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Roundtable meeting on Infrastructure & Levelling Up with Gill Furniss MP, Shadow Minister for Roads

25 April 2023

The group met with Gill Furniss MP, Shadow Minister for Roads, for a dynamic discussion on Infrastructure and Levelling Up and how investment in transport across the UK can grow the economy and boost workforce participation. Gill Furniss emphasised that what Levelling Up means to one person can be entirely different to someone else.

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Roundtable meeting on Infrastructure and Levelling Up with Richard Holden MP, Minister for Roads and Local Transport

18 April 2023

The group met with the Minister for Roads and Local Transport, Richard Holden MP, for a wide ranging discussion around the role of infrastructure in growing the economy and the wider Levelling Up agenda. The conversation also touched on the role of transport in growing the economy and how the Levelling Up White Paper provides a blueprint for this. 

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Annual General Meeting 2023 of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Regeneration & Development

8 March 2023

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Regeneration & Development. 

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Roundtable meeting on 28th February 2023, with Nicholas Boys Smith

28 February 2023

The group met with Nicholas Boys Smith, Director of Create Streets, to discuss regeneration and building beautiful, particularly in the context of the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill.

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Income and expenditure statement 2023

22 February 2023

Roundtable with Paul Kitson Strategic Director – Place, Prosperity & Sustainability, Birmingham City Council

25 January 2023

Paul Kitson met with the APPG to discuss the future growth and development of Birmingham as a city, as well as lessons it could provide with regards to Levelling Up for the UK as a whole.

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Roundtable with Cllr Tom Renhard and Ian Charie, Bristol Cabinet Member for Housing Delivery & Homes, and East Norwich Regeneration Project Manager

6 December 2022

Cllr Tom Renhard and Ian Charie met with the group to discuss major regeneration schemes in their respective cities. The Norwich and Bristol regeneration schemes are large-scale projects that aim to transform the urban landscape and promote wellbeing.

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Roundtable with Alan Law and Mike Burke, Deputy Chief Executive and Director, Sustainable Development of Natural England

Natural England met with industry leaders to discuss their policy and on outlook nutrient and water neutrality. The group canvassed the constraints faced by them as a government body and what more can be done to tackle the lack of progress in the housing market in regards to the environmental consultation process and its impact on planning applications.

28th November 2022

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Roundtable with Peter Freeman and Mike Palin, Chair and Executive Director of Homes England

Peter Freeman and Mike Palin joined the APPG for Regeneration & Development to discuss the role Homes England plays with regards to Regeneration, but also its activity more widely in the sector. With the current economic pressures, and a new government, the

3rd November 2022

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Roundtable between parliamentarians and regeneration leaders with Lord Greenhalgh

Minutes of the Roundtable between parliamentarians and regeneration leaders with Lord Greenhalgh. 

Tuesday 7th June 2022 at 12:00 (online meeting)

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Roundtable between parliamentarians, housing and regeneration leaders with Martin Callanan, Baron Callanan

Minutes of the Roundtable between parliamentarians, housing and regeneration leaders with Martin Callanan, Baron Callanan.

Monday 3rd May 2022 at 11:00 (online meeting)

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Roundtable between parliamentarians, housing and regeneration leaders

Minutes of the Roundtable between parliamentarians, housing and regeneration leaders with John Hayes.

Monday 26th April 2022 at 11:30am (online meeting)

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Annual General Meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Regeneration & Development

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Regeneration & Development. 

Tuesday 8th March 2022 at 11am (online meeting)

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Income and expenditure statement 2022

2021 Inaugural meeting