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Transcript: Transcript for 17/11/2021 - Local Government and Housing Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(09.30)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1.      The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting of the Local Government and Housing Committee.

2.

Papers to note

Supporting documents:

2.1

Letter from the Minister for Climate Change following the evidence session on 22 September 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1.a The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Climate Change following the evidence session on 22 September 2021.

2.2

Letter from the Minister for Finance and Local Government following the evidence session on 22 September 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.2.a The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Finance and Local Government following the evidence session on 22 September 2021.

2.3

Letter to the Petitions Committee in relation to second homes

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.3.a The Committee noted the letter to the Petitions Committee in relation to second homes.

2.4

Letter from the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee in relation to the Residential Property Tribunal Wales and the Adjudication Panel for Wales: Annual Reports 2020-21

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Minutes:

2.4.a The Committee noted the letter from the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee in relation to the Residential Property Tribunal Wales and the Adjudication Panel for Wales: Annual Reports 2020-21.

2.5

Letter from the Minister for Climate Change in relation to the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill LCM

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Minutes:

2.5.a The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Climate Change in relation to the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill LCM.

(09.30 - 10.00)

3.

Building Safety Bill LCM - evidence session with the Minister for Climate Change

Julie James MS, Minister for Climate Change

Anna Hind, Government Lawyer, Welsh Government

Francois Samuel, Head of Building Regulations Policy, Welsh Government

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Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Julie James MS, Minister for Climate Change

·         Anna Hind, Government Lawyer, Welsh Government

·         Francois Samuel, Head of Building Regulations Policy, Welsh Government

(10.15 - 11.15)

4.

Inquiry into second homes: evidence session 1 - academics

Professor Nick Gallent, Professor of Housing and Planning, The Bartlett School of Planning, Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London (UCL)

Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones, Professor of Cities and Regions, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London (UCL)

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Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Professor Nick Gallent, Professor of Housing and Planning, The Bartlett School of Planning, Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London (UCL)

·         Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones, Professor of Cities and Regions, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London (UCL)

5.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee agreed the motion.

(11.30 - 11.45)

6.

Inquiry into second homes - consideration of the evidence received under item 4

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

(11.45 - 11.55)

7.

Consideration of the Building Safety Bill LCM

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the LCM and the evidence received under item 3, to inform its draft report.

(11.55 - 12.05)

8.

Update on the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill LCM

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee received an update on the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill LCM and agreed to write to the Minister for Climate Change.

(12.05 - 12.15)

9.

Update on the establishment of Corporate Joint Committees (CJCs)

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Minutes:

9.1 The Committee received an update on the establishment of Corporate Joint Committees (CJCs).