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Architects and engineers questioned by Committee

23 November 2018

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The Regenerating Seaside Towns Committee takes evidence from two panels of witnesses. The first panel will focus on design and engineering projects, while the second focuses on health.


Tuesday 27 November in Committee Room 2A, Palace of Westminster

At approximately 3.15pm

  • Alex de Rijke, Director, drMM
  • Gary Young, Partner, Farrells
  • Andy Murdoch, Director (Cities), Buro Happold Engineering

At approximately 4pm

  • Karen Tyrell, Executive Director of External Affairs, Addaction
  • Sam Crowe, Acting Director of Public Health, Public Health Dorset

Possible questions

Questions the Committee is likely to ask include:

  • What challenges do developments on the seafront and in seaside towns face?
  • How should local communities be involved in design and development projects?
  • How can spending on coastal defences deliver better value for money?
  • Which national policies prevent or hinder regeneration projects?
  • What challenge does the higher proportion of older and vulnerable people living in seaside towns and communities pose for healthcare services?
  • Are issues of drug and alcohol dependency more pronounced in coastal areas and, if so, why?
  • Do seaside town struggle to recruit and retain healthcare staff due to their peripherality, and higher levels of deprivation?
  • What kind of interventions are required to address issues related to mental health in coastal communities?

Further information

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