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