“This group has been formed by parliamentarians who share a belief in the importance of building new homes, and want to raise housing high up the political agenda. Despite decades of discussion and countless policy interventions, the UK housing crisis remains. Successive, well-meaning policy interventions in the housing market have created a complex web of unintended consequences, leading to unnecessary delay, uncertainty and cost in the housing building process. The planning process is adversarial, bureaucratic and fails to deliver the homes that local communities want. The crisis will not be fixed by any single organisation or group: councils, housing associations, developers, estate agents, and contractors each have a vital role in the development of a properly functioning housing market which can deliver improved housing choices, and the mix of homes that British people need.
We believe the government has a duty to ensure people living in the UK have decent, secure and affordable homes to live in, but we don’t believe that the government or parliament can solve this problem on its own. House-building is a very complex process, involving many parties. The APPG will operate by forging a new network of organisations committed to this vision. We are committed to developing much stronger relations between parliament and business leaders based on a shared agenda of building the quality homes and communities that the UK needs. We look forward to playing an active role through providing a forum for information sharing, balanced policy debate and the development of new relationships and partnerships. We intend to pursue this agenda vigorously, putting party ideology aside, in order to act as a clear voice calling for urgent government action to tackle the housing crisis. Now is the time for a bold, coherent and cross-party approach. We encourage all organisations involved with delivering housing to contact us, join our new network, and take part in our consultation.”
All officers were elected at the inaugural meeting held 20th July 2020.
Ben Everitt MP
Conservative, Milton Keynes North
Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP
Labour, Brighton Kemptown
Peter Gibson MP
Paul Holmes MP
Greg Smith MP
Gagan Mohindra MP
Bob Blackman MP
Paul Howell MP
James Sunderland MP
Simon Fell MP
Sam Tarry MP
Shaun Bailey MP
Lord Taylor of Warwick
Brendan Clarke-Smith MP
We rely on the public-spirited sponsorship of our partner organisations to shape and deliver our programme. These organisations represent the cutting edge of new home development. They support us because they share our vision of good homes for all.
If you are interested in joining the APPG as a partner organisation, please email secretariat@appghousing.
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