A new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) was launched on 17 January 2018 to ‘shine political spotlight’ on growth opportunities in new towns.
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The APPG will consider the successes and failures of existing new towns – from Warrington to Stevenage – in order to learn from past mistakes and to help shape future Government policy. The new towns programme grew from the need to provide the population with houses and jobs after the Second World War. It was established by the 1946 New Towns Act.
The parliamentary group will be chaired by Lucy Allan MP for Telford and the secretariat will be provided by the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA)…
The APPG will be holding three high-level parliamentary roundtables on key issues in 2018: providing high-quality homes in New Towns, now and in the future; Healthy New Towns – improving the health and wellbeing of New Town residents; and Unlocking skills, innovation and enterprise in New Towns.