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Transcript: Transcript for 07/03/2019 - Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee

Note No. Item


Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest


1.1  Apologies were received by Jack Sargeant AM and Bethan Sayed AM

1.2 Sian Gwenllian AM substituted for Bethan Sayed AM

Mark Reckless declared shares in Redrow Homes


Paper(s) to note

Supporting documents:


2.1 The correspondence was noted by the Committee



Barriers facing small home building firms: Large home building firms

Tim Stone, Managing Director, Redrow Homes South Wales

Jane Carpenter, Planning Director, Redrow Homes South Wales

Daryl Jones, Head of Land, Persimmon Homes East Wales

Mark Harris, Planning & Policy Advisor for Wales, Home Builders Federation

Supporting documents:


3.1 Tim Stone, Jane Carpenter, Daryl Jones and Mark Harris answered questions from Committee Members

3.2 Jane Carpenter Redrow Homes and Daryl Jones Persimmon Homes have agreed to provide further details on the proportion of people they are employing and subcontracting from within Wales on the Wales house building and also potentially within the Valleys area.

Redrow Homes and Persimmon Homes have also agreed to provide the committee with further details on the diversity programme and the apprenticeship levy.



Barriers facing small home building firms: Planning

Ian Stevens, Policy and Research Forum, Royal Town Planning Institute

Gareth Davies, Director of Development, Coastal Housing (representing Community Housing Cymru)

Simon Gale, Service Director Planning, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Planning

Supporting documents:


4.1 Ian Stevens, Gareth Davies and Simon Gale answered questions from Committee Members



Barriers facing small home building firms: Welsh Water

Ian Wyatt, Director of Business Customer Services, Welsh Water  

Supporting documents:


5.1 Ian Wyatt answered questions from Committee Members


Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (ix) to resolve to exclude the public from item 7 and 8


6.1 The Committee agreed the motion



Scoping paper: Improving Public Transport White Paper


7.1 The Scoping paper was agreed by the Committee



Draft report: Autumn Rail Disruption


8.1 The Committee discussed the draft report



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