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(c)    

a relevant costs order made in connection with any

 

such order or decision,”, and

 

(b)    

after subsection (2) insert—

 

“(2A)    

In this section, “relevant costs order” means an order made

 

under section 250(5) of the Local Government Act 1972

 

(orders as to costs of parties), as applied by virtue of any

 

provision of this Act.”

 

6    (1)  

Section 63 of that Act (proceedings for questioning validity of other orders,

 

decisions and directions) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (1), for “section 62(1)” substitute “section 62(1)(a) or (b)”.

 

      (3)  

After subsection (1) insert—

 

“(1A)    

If a person is aggrieved by a relevant costs order made in connection

 

with an order or decision mentioned in section 62(1)(a) or (b) and

 

wishes to question its validity, the person may make an application to

 

the High Court under this section (whether or not as part of an

 

application made by virtue of subsection (1)) on the grounds—

 

(a)    

that the relevant costs order is not within the powers of this

 

Act, or

 

(b)    

that any of the relevant requirements have not been complied

 

with in relation to the order.”

 

      (4)  

In subsection (2)—

 

(a)    

after “subsection (1)” (in the first place) insert “or (1A)”,

 

(b)    

for “such order or decision” substitute “order or decision mentioned in

 

section 62(1)”, and

 

(c)    

for “those grounds” substitute “the grounds mentioned in subsection

 

(1) or (1A) (as the case may be)”.

 

      (5)  

For subsection (3) substitute—

 

“(3)    

An application under this section may not be made without the leave

 

of the High Court.

 

(3A)    

An application for leave for the purposes of subsection (3) must be

 

made before the end of the period of six weeks beginning with the day

 

after—

 

(a)    

in the case of an application relating to an order under section

 

23 that takes effect under section 25 without confirmation, the

 

date on which the order takes effect;

 

(b)    

in the case of an application relating to any other order

 

mentioned in section 62(1)(a), the date on which the order is

 

confirmed;

 

(c)    

in the case of an application relating to a decision mentioned

 

in section 62(1)(b) or a relevant costs order, the date on which

 

the decision or order is made.

 

(3B)    

When considering whether to grant leave for the purposes of

 

subsection (3), the High Court may make an interim order suspending

 

the operation of any order or decision the validity of which the person

 

or authority concerned wishes to question, until the final

 

determination of—

 

(a)    

the question of whether leave should be granted, or

 

(b)    

where leave is granted, the proceedings on any application

 

under this section made with such leave.”


 
 

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      (6)  

In subsection (4)—

 

(a)    

after “this section” insert “(other than an application for leave)”,

 

(b)    

in paragraph (a), for “the order or decision” substitute “any order or

 

decision”, and

 

(c)    

in paragraph (b)(i), for “the order or decision” substitute “any such

 

order or decision”.

 

      (7)  

For subsection (6) substitute—

 

“(6)    

In this section—

 

“relevant costs order” has the same meaning as in section 62;

 

“the relevant requirements”—

 

(c)    

in relation to an order or decision mentioned in section 62(1)(a)

 

or (b), means any requirements of this Act or of the Tribunals and

 

Inquiries Act 1992, or of any order, regulations or rules made

 

under either of those Acts, which are applicable to the order or

 

decision;

 

(d)    

in relation to a relevant costs order, means any requirements of

 

this Act, of the Local Government Act 1972 or of the Tribunals

 

and Inquiries Act 1992, or of any order, regulations or rules made

 

under any of those Acts, which are applicable to the order.”

 

Planning (Hazardous Substances) Act 1990 (c. 10)

 

7    (1)  

Section 22 of the Planning (Hazardous Substances) Act 1990 (validity of

 

decisions as to applications) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsections (1) and (2), omit “within six weeks from the date on which the

 

decision is taken”.

 

      (3)  

After subsection (2) insert—

 

“(2A)    

An application under this section may not be made without the leave

 

of the High Court.

 

(2B)    

An application for leave for the purposes of subsection (2A) must be

 

made before the end of the period of six weeks beginning with the day

 

after the date on which the decision to which the application relates is

 

taken.

 

(2C)    

When considering whether to grant leave for the purposes of

 

subsection (2A), the High Court may by interim order suspend the

 

operation of the decision the validity of which the person or authority

 

concerned wishes to question, until the final determination of—

 

(a)    

the question of whether leave should be granted, or

 

(b)    

where leave is granted, the proceedings on any application

 

under this section made with such leave.”

 

      (4)  

In subsection (3), after “section” insert “(other than an application for leave)”.

 

Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (c. 5)

 

8    (1)  

Section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (validity of

 

strategies, plans and documents) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

After subsection (3) insert—

 

“(3A)    

An application may not be made under subsection (3) without the

 

leave of the High Court.


 
 

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(3B)    

An application for leave for the purposes of subsection (3A) must be

 

made before the end of the period of six weeks beginning with the day

 

after the relevant date.”

 

      (3)  

Omit subsection (4).

 

      (4)  

After subsection (5) insert—

 

“(5A)    

An interim order has effect—

 

(a)    

if made on an application for leave, until the final

 

determination of—

 

(i)    

the question of whether leave should be granted, or

 

(ii)    

where leave is granted, the proceedings on any

 

application under this section made with such leave;

 

(b)    

in any other case, until the proceedings are finally

 

determined.”

 

      (5)  

Omit subsection (8).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The Schedule provides that challenges to a range of planning-related decisions and actions may

 

only be brought with the leave of the High Court. It also makes challenges to costs orders

 

associated with certain planning orders and decisions subject to the same procedural

 

requirements. The amendments to section 288 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990

 

(previously contained in clause 62) are no longer confined to challenges relating to English

 

matters.

 


 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

23

 

Page  55,  line  12,  leave out Clause 55

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

24

 

Clause  55,  page  55,  line  16,  leave out “must” and insert “may”

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

25

 

Clause  55,  page  55,  line  18,  leave out “not” and insert “decide not to”

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

26

 

Clause  55,  page  55,  line  20,  leave out “highly likely” and insert “inevitable”

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

27

 

Clause  55,  page  55,  line  31,  leave out “highly likely” and insert “inevitable”


 
 

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Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

28

 

Clause  55,  page  55,  line  32,  leave out “must” and insert “may”

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

29

 

Clause  55,  page  55,  line  35,  leave out “conduct (or alleged conduct) of the

 

defendant” and insert “procedural defect”

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

30

 

Clause  55,  page  56,  line  15,  leave out “conduct (or alleged conduct) of the

 

respondent” and insert “procedural defect”

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

31

 

Clause  55,  page  56,  line  19,  leave out “highly likely” and insert “inevitable”

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

32

 

Clause  55,  page  56,  line  21,  leave out “must” and insert “may”

 


 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

33

 

Page  56,  line  28,  leave out Clause 56

 


 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

34

 

Page  57,  line  25,  leave out Clause 57

 


 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

35

 

Page  58,  line  2,  leave out Clause 58


 
 

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Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

36

 

Clause  58,  page  58,  line  11,  leave out subsections (4) and (5)

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

51

 

Clause  58,  page  58,  line  11,  leave out subsections (4), (5) and (6) and insert—

 

“(4)    

On an application to the High Court or the Court of Appeal by a relevant party to

 

the proceedings, the court may order the intervener to pay such costs as the court

 

considers just.

 

(5)    

An order under subsection (4) will not be considered just unless exceptional

 

circumstances apply.

 

(6)    

For the purposes of subsection (5), exceptional circumstances include where an

 

intervener has in substance acted as if it were the principal applicant, appellant or

 

respondent in the case.”

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

37

 

Clause  58,  page  58,  line  18,  leave out “or (5)”

 


 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

38

 

Page  58,  line  34,  leave out Clause 59

 

Dr Hywel Francis

 

Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

42

 

Clause  59,  page  58,  line  41,  leave out “only if leave to apply for judicial review has

 

been granted” and insert “at any stage of the proceedings.”

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

Dr Hywel Francis

 

39

 

Clause  59,  page  59,  line  32,  leave out subsections (9) to (11)

 


 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

40

 

Page  60,  line  11,  leave out Clause 60


 
 

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Dr Hywel Francis

 

Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

44

 

Clause  60,  page  60,  line  29,  leave out “must” and insert “should normally”

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Sarah Teather

 

41

 

Clause  60,  page  60,  line  31,  leave out subsections (3) to (5)

 


 

Secretary Chris Grayling

 

1

 

Page  61,  line  10,  leave out Clause 62

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

It is proposed to move the amendments made by clause 62 to section 288 of the Town and Country

 

Planning Act 1990 into a new Schedule (see new Schedule NS3). That amendment also brings the

 

proposed procedure for applications under section 288 for Wales into line with the proposed

 

procedure for England

 


 

NEW CLAUSES AND NEW SCHEDULES RELATING TO OFFENCES OF POSSESSING OR

 

USING OFFENSIVE WEAPONS; REMAINING NEW CLAUSES AND NEW SCHEDULES;

 

AMENDMENTS TO PART 5; REMAINING PROCEEDINGS ON CONSIDERATION

 

Nick de Bois

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

Tracey Crouch

 

Mr David Davis

 

Mr Graham Brady

 

Mr Dominic Raab

 

Stephen McPartland

 

Dr Julian Lewis

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

Bob Blackman

 

Andrew Bingham

 

Bob Stewart

 

Andrew Rosindell

 

Mr David Amess

 

Dan Byles

 

David Morris

 

Karl McCartney

 

Stephen Barclay

 

Jeremy Lefroy

 

Priti Patel

 

Mark Reckless

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Gordon Henderson

 

Mr Julian Brazier

 

Jason McCartney

 

David T.C. Davies

 

Mr William Cash

 

Philip Davies

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Anne Marie Morris

 

Mr Brian Binley

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr Richard Bacon

 

Karl McCartney

 

Sheryll Murray

 

Heather Wheeler

 

James Duddridge

 

James Morris

 

Sir Gerald Howarth

 

Simon Reevell

 

Stephen Barclay

 

Dr Sarah Woolaston

 

Mr James Gray

 

Mr Douglas Carswell

 

Charlotte Leslie

 

Andrew Bridgen

 

Tim Loughton

 

Chris Kelly

 

Chris Heaton-Harris

 

Anne-Marie Morris

 

Tim Loughton

 

NC6

 

To move the following Clause—


 
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