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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 8 December 2015

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Housing and Planning Bill


 

[Fourteenth and Fifteenth Sittings]


 

Stephen Hammond

 

Withdrawn  190

 

Clause  104,  page  48,  leave out lines 30 and 31 and insert—

 

“(1)    

The Town and Country Planning Act 1990 is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In section 60 (permission granted by development order), after subsection (1)

 

insert—”

 

Stephen Hammond

 

Not called  191

 

Clause  104,  page  48,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

In section 70 (Determination of applications: general considerations), in

 

subsection (1)(a) after “permission” insert “in whole or in part and””

 

Stephen Hammond

 

Not called  192

 

Clause  104,  page  49,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

“(4A)    

In section 78 (Right to appeal against planning decisions and failure to take such

 

decisions), in subsection (1)(a), after “it” insert “in part or””

 

Stephen Hammond

 

Withdrawn  193

 

Clause  104,  page  49,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

“(4B)    

In section 106 (Planning obligations), after subsection (2) insert—

 

“(2A)    

A local planning authority may enter into a planning obligation as a

 

person interested in land and as the local planning authority, including an

 

obligation by agreement in both categories.”

 

Helen Hayes

 

Withdrawn  284

 

Clause  104,  page  49,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

When granting development orders, local planning authorities shall prescribe, in

 

accordance with the objectively assessed needs identified in the Local Plan—

 

(a)    

Appropriate density;

 

(b)    

Suitable dwelling mix;


 
 

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(c)    

Affordable housing required, and

 

(d)    

Community and social infrastructure requirements.”

 

Helen Hayes

 

Not called  285

 

Clause  104,  page  49,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

The Secretary of State must make regulations which—

 

(a)    

require sufficient testing of the land to be carried out before permission

 

in principle may be granted, and

 

(b)    

ensure provision of adequate funding to carry out the testing in

 

subsection (a).

 

    

In this subsection “sufficient testing” means carrying out necessary studies and

 

assessments to ensure that a site is suitable for the development benefiting from

 

permissions in principle.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Stephen Hammond

 

Withdrawn  286

 

Clause  105,  page  49,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

“(1)    

In section 62A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for “Secretary of

 

State” substitute “in respect of land in Greater London by the Mayor of London

 

and in respect of land in England outside of Greater London by the Secretary of

 

State” except in subsection (1)(a).

 

(1A)    

In section 62A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (when application

 

may be made directly to in respect of land in Greater London the Mayor of

 

London and in respect of land in England outside of Greater London to the

 

Secretary of State), in subsection (1), for paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute—

 

“(a)    

the local planning authority concerned is designated by the

 

Secretary of State for applications of a description specified in

 

the designation;

 

(b)    

the application falls within that description.””

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 106 Agreed to.

 

Clause 107 Agreed to.

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  183

 

Clause  108,  page  51,  line  16,  after “subsection (1)” insert “in relation to land in

 

England”


 
 

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Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  184

 

Clause  109,  page  52,  line  2,  after “section” insert “in relation to an urban

 

development area in England”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Helen Hayes

 

Negatived on division  236

 

Clause  109,  page  52,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“(4)    

Section 136 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 [objects and

 

general powers] is amended as follows.

 

(5)    

After subsection (2) insert—

 

“(2A)    

Corporations under this Act must contribute the long-term sustainable

 

development and place making of the new community.

 

(2B)    

Under this Act sustainable development and place making means

 

managing the use, development and protection of land and natural

 

resources in a way which enables people and communities to provide for

 

their legitimate social, economic and cultural wellbeing while sustaining

 

the potential of future generations to meet their own needs and in

 

achieving sustainable development and place making, development

 

corporations should—

 

(a)    

positively identify suitable land for development in line with the

 

economic, social and environmental objectives so as to improve

 

the quality of life, wellbeing and health of people and the

 

community;

 

(b)    

contribute to the sustainable economic development of the

 

community;

 

(c)    

contribute to the vibrant cultural and artistic development of the

 

community;

 

(d)    

protect and enhance the natural and historic environment;

 

(e)    

contribute to mitigation and adaptation to climate change in line

 

with the objectives of the Climate Change Act 2008;

 

(f)    

positively promote high quality and inclusive design;

 

(g)    

ensure that decision-making is open, transparent, participative

 

and accountable; and

 

(h)    

ensure that assets are managed for long-term interest of the

 

community.”

 

(6)    

Section 4 of the New Towns Act 1981 [The objects and general powers of

 

Development Corporations] is amended as follows.

 

(7)    

For subsection (1) substitute—

 

“(1)    

The objects of a development corporation established for the purpose of

 

a new town or Garden City shall be to secure the physical laying out of


 
 

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infrastructure and the long-term sustainable development and place

 

making of the new community.

 

(1A)    

Under this Act sustainable development and place making means

 

managing the use, development and protection of land and natural

 

resources in a way which enables people and communities to provide for

 

their legitimate social, economic and cultural wellbeing while sustaining

 

the potential of future generations to meet their own needs and in

 

achieving sustainable development, development corporations should—

 

(a)    

positively identify suitable land for development in line with the

 

economic, social and environmental objectives so as to improve

 

the quality of life, wellbeing and health of people and the

 

community;

 

(b)    

contribute to the sustainable economic development of the

 

community;

 

(c)    

contribute to the vibrant cultural and artistic development of the

 

community;

 

(d)    

protect and enhance the natural and historic environment;

 

(e)    

contribute to mitigation and adaptation to climate change in line

 

with the objectives of the Climate Change Act 2008;

 

(f)    

positively promote high quality and inclusive design;

 

(g)    

ensure that decision-making is open, transparent, participative

 

and accountable; and

 

(h)    

ensure that assets are managed for long-term interest of the

 

community.””

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 110 Agreed to.

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  246

 

Clause  111,  page  52,  line  32,  after “survey” insert “or value”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  247

 

Clause  111,  page  52,  line  32,  leave out “compulsorily”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  248

 

Clause  111,  page  52,  line  35,  after “survey” insert “or value”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  281

 

Clause  111,  page  52,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

may do so when an existing planning permission has expired”


 
 

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Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  282

 

Clause  111,  page  52,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

“(d)    

may do so when development has failed to commence”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  283

 

Clause  111,  page  52,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

“(e)    

may do so where an empty dwelling exists”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  249

 

Clause  112,  page  53,  line  18,  after “surveying” insert “or valuing”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  250

 

Clause  112,  page  53,  line  20,  after “survey” insert “or valuation”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 113 Agreed to.

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  251

 

Clause  114,  page  54,  line  11,  after “surveys” insert “or values”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  252

 

Clause  114,  page  54,  line  15,  after “survey” insert “or valuation”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  253

 

Clause  114,  page  54,  line  17,  after “survey” insert “or valuation”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  254

 

Clause  114,  page  54,  line  32,  after “survey” insert “or valuation”


 
 

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  255

 

Clause  114,  page  54,  line  33,  after “survey” insert “or valuation”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  256

 

Clause  114,  page  54,  line  40,  after “survey” insert “or valuation”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  257

 

Clause  114,  page  54,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

“(5)    

See section 169(4) of the Water Industry Act 1991 and section 171(4) of the

 

Water Resources Act 1991 for additional procedures in relation to the exercise of

 

the power in section 111 on behalf of a water undertaker, the Environment

 

Agency or the Natural Resources Body for Wales.”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 115 Agreed to.

 

Clause 116 Agreed to.

 

Clause 117 Agreed to.

 

Clause 118 Agreed to.

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  258

 

Clause  119,  page  57,  line  1,  leave out from beginning to “is” in line 2 and insert

 

“Where an inspector decides whether or not to confirm the whole or part of a compulsory

 

purchase order, the inspector’s decision”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  280

 

Clause  119,  page  57,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“(d)    

submitted to the acquiring authority”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  259

 

Clause  120,  page  57,  line  36,  leave out “made” and insert “executed”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.


 
 

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Clause 121 Agreed to.

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  272

 

Schedule  7,  page  91,  line  12,  leave out “made” and insert “executed”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  273

 

Schedule  7,  page  91,  line  26,  leave out “made” and insert “executed”

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Clauses 122 to 125 Agreed to.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Helen Hayes

 

Not moved  237

 

Clause  126,  page  61,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

(4)    

Where the land of a private landowner is compulsory purchased under section 10

 

of New Towns Act 1981 then the Secretary of State may, by order, set out the

 

formula for determining fair compensation to landowners.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 127 and 128 Agreed to.

 


 

Schedule 8 Agreed to.

 

Clauses 129 and 130 Agreed to.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  260

 

Clause  131,  page  63,  line  4,  leave out “made a” and insert “executed a general”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  261

 

Clause  131,  page  63,  line  21,  leave out “make a” and insert “execute a general”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 132 Agreed to.


 
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