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National Brownfield Forum

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what criteria will be used to determine the stakeholder membership of the National Brownfield Forum; and when she expects the forum to be established. (194962)

The National Brownfield Forum will oversee the implementation of the National Brownfield Strategy and will report annually on progress. The Forum will aim to improve co-ordination between Government, the regulators and practitioners and to encourage the exchange of best practice and knowledge. The main criteria used to determine the membership of the group will be to secure the most effective representation across the range of stakeholders involved in brownfield issues including Government Departments, Government Agencies, Devolved Administrations, private sector network representation, NGOs and professional institutions. The aim is to hold about four meetings a year with the first taking place in early summer 2008.