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Committee takes evidence on resilience of the built environment

30 November 2015

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On Tuesday 1 December, the House of Lords Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment holds three evidence sessions. The first focuses on demography and ageing, the second on the Ebbsfleet Development and the third on sustainable design and construction in the built environment.


Tuesday 1 December, Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster

At 10.05am:

  • Sue Adams, Chief Executive, Care & Repair England
  • Paul Gamble, Chief Executive, Habinteg Housing Association

At 11.00am:

  • Michael Cassidy CBE – Chairman, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation

At 11.50am:

  • Louise Sunderland, Senior Policy Advisor, UK Green Building Council

Possible questions

  • What are the main built environment challenges faced by the ageing population, and how well co-ordinated is the response to these challenges at the national level?
  • How might the Community Infrastructure Levy or Section 106 provisions be reformed to encourage a more adequate supply of housing suitable for older people, or those with restricted mobility?
  • What progress has been made at Ebbsfleet since the establishment of the development corporation?
  • What are the main challenges associated with infrastructure delivery at Ebbsfleet? Are there other reasons why the development has stalled for a number of years and if so, what are they?
  • What will be the main impacts on sustainable development resulting from the abolition of the zero carbon homes requirement?
  • What measures are needed at a national level to improve energy efficiency in existing buildings?

Further information

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