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Children, young people and the built environment

Inquiry

This inquiry is looking at how better planning and building and urban design in England could enhance the health and well-being of children and young people, while also benefitting the population as a whole. It will look at how children and young people can use outside public spaces and move around their neighbourhoods: how they can be active and visibly part of their communities – whether it is their street, housing development, estate, town centre, village, public square or park. And it will look at what role the Government may have in making the built environment work in the best way possible.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Tuesday 2 January 2024.

Upcoming events

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Past events

Monday 25 March 2024
4:00pm Public
Children, young people and the built environment - Oral evidence 25 March 2024
4:00pm
  • Joanna Averley (Chief Planner at Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)
  • Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy
5:00pm
  • Lee Rowley (Minister for Housing, Planning and Building Safety at Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)
  • Joanna Averley (Chief Planner at Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)
Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Monday 26 February 2024
3:30pm Private
4:00pm Public
Children, young people and the built environment - Oral evidence 26 February 2024
4:00pm
  • Tim Gill (Author of Urban Playground)
  • Dinah Bornat (co-director at ZCD Architects)
5:00pm
  • Jo McCafferty (Director at Levitt Bernstein)
  • Sarah Scannell (Assistant Director Planning at Birmingham City Council)
  • Jonny Anstead (Founding Director at TOWN)
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Wednesday 24 January 2024
9:15am Private
9:45am Public
Children, young people and the built environment - Oral evidence 24 January 2024
9:45am
  • Dr William Bird (CEO at Intelligent Health)
  • Professor Helen Dodd (Professor at Exeter University)
  • Professor Alison Stenning (Professor at Newcastle University)
  • Dr Jennifer Wills Lamacq (DECPsy Academic and Professional Tutor at UCL)
10:45am
  • Mrs Gemma Hyde (Projects and Policy Manager at TCPA)
  • Alice Ferguson (Associate and Board Director at Playing Out)
  • Harriet Grant (Freelance reporter specialising in human rights, immigration and migrant issues at Guardian)
  • Helen Griffiths (Chief Executive at Fields in Trust)
The Macmillan Room, Portcullis House

Contact us

Please note that the contact details below are for the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee

  • Email: luhccom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 1975 (general enquiries) | 020 7219 7556 (media inquiries)
  • Address: Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA