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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 17 November 2015

 

Public Bill Committee

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Parliamentary Star - whiteAmendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 

Amendments tabled since the last publication: 2-80, NC2-NC8

 

Housing and Planning Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in

 

accordance with the Order of the Committee [10 November 2015].

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

59

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  6,  after “promote” insert “new homes across all tenures,

 

including”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment would change the purpose of the Bill to the supply of more housing across all

 

tenures rather than starter homes.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

60

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  7,  at end insert “and the infrastructure needed to support such

 

developments”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment would ensure that additional housing is supported with adequate infrastructure.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 17 November 2015                  

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

61

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  12,  leave out “at a discount of at least 20% of the market

 

value” and insert “at a price no higher than is affordable to a household receiving the

 

median local household income, with affordability to be determined by the local

 

authority”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment would ensure that starter homes are affordable to the average buyer in a local

 

area.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

62

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

is not to be sold to buy-to-let investors”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment would exclude “Buy to let property” from the definition of “starter home”.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

63

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

is built on under-used or unviable brownfield sites not currently identified for

 

housing on public and private land, as determined by the local authority” 

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment would limit starter homes to ‘exceptions sites’, as previously announced by the

 

Government.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

64

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

any other type of property considered appropriate by the local authority to

 

provide housing on a first time basis”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment would expand the definition of starter home to encompass housing a local

 

authority considered appropriate for housing on a first time basis.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 17 November 2015                  

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

65

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(d)    

lives or works locally, with the definition of local to be defined by the

 

Secretary of State or, in London, by the Greater London Authority” 

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that a proportion of starter homes are given to local people.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

66

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  18,  after “State” insert “after consultation with the relevant

 

local authority or local authorities and the Mayor of London”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment would provide that the price cap can only be amended after consultation with the

 

relevant local authorities and the Mayor of London.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

67

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

“(8A)    

The restrictions on resales and letting at open market value relating to first time

 

buyer starter homes must be in perpetuity”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment would require the reduction of 20% below market value for Starter Homes to

 

remain in perpetuity.

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

68

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“except where the local authority considers that providing starter homes

 

would prevent other types of affordable housing being built“ 

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment would enable local authorities to be able to ask for planning gain measures that

 

provide for a range of affordable homes other than starter homes.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 17 November 2015                  

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

69

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  4,  at end of line insert “or other types of affordable housing

 

considered necessary by the local authority”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment would enable local authorities to ask for planning gain measures that provide for

 

a range of affordable homes other than starter homes.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

70

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  10,  at end insert “and which has been subject to a full

 

assessment of the need for starter homes in the relevant local authority area“ 

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment would ensure that priorities are not given to the provision of starter homes in a

 

given area before a full assessment of the number of such homes needed has taken place.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

71

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  15,  at end of line insert—

 

“(5A)    

The regulations may provide that sites can be exempted from the requirement to

 

promote starter homes where a site has a scheme that—

 

(a)    

is a “build to rent” scheme;

 

(b)    

contains supported housing for younger people, older people, people

 

with special needs and people with disabilities;

 

(c)    

contains a homeless hostel;

 

(d)    

contains refuge accommodation; or

 

(e)    

contains specialist housing.“ 

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment would remove sites from the starter homes requirement where other types of

 

affordable housing have already been planned for.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

72

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  16,  at end insert “after consultation and agreement with the

 

relevant local authorities” 

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment would require that regional policy should only come into operation with the

 

agreement of the local authorities affected.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 17 November 2015                  

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

73

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  28,  at end insert “which must be displayed on the authority‘s

 

website and updated annually“ 

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment would require local planning authorities to report on their functions in respect of

 

starter homes annually and to publish the report.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

74

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  28,  at end insert “and other types of affordable housing”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment would require local planning authorities to report on their functions in respect of

 

affordable housing as well as starter homes.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

75

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  31,  at end insert “and to include information that starter

 

homes remain to be sold at 20% below market value”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment would empower the Secretary of State to require local planning authorities to

 

report information on starter homes that remain to be sold at 20% below market value.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

76

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  37,  at end insert “and to demonstrate that the land in question

 

is not needed for employment, retail, leisure, industrial or distribution use“ 

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would empower the Secretary of State to require data on the extent to which land

 

used for starter homes was not needed for employment, retail, leisure, industrial or distribution

 

use.

 


 

Helen Hayes

 

78

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

“(6)    

Before issuing a compliance direction, the Secretary of State must take account

 

of any local housing and planning documents based on an assessment of local

 

housing needs.”


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 17 November 2015                  

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

77

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  3,  line  39,  leave out Clause 6

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

2

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  12,  page  8,  line  17,  leave out “letting” and insert “property”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Part 2 of the Bill contains various references to rogue landlords and letting agents. NC8 has the

 

effect of extending the Part to property managers, whether or not they are landlords or letting

 

agents. As a result the references to rogue landlords and letting agents need to be changed to refer

 

to rogue landlords and “property agents”, a term that is defined by amendment 48 to mean letting

 

agents and property managers.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

3

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  12,  page  8,  line  20,  leave out “letting” and insert “property”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 2.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

4

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  12,  page  8,  line  21,  leave out “letting” and insert “property”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 2.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

5

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  12,  page  8,  line  24,  leave out “or who has breached a banning order”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on NC3.

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

6

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  14,  page  9,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

If a local housing authority in England applies for a banning order against a body

 

corporate that has been convicted of a banning order offence, it must also apply

 

for a banning order against any officer who has been convicted of the same

 

offence in respect of the same conduct.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that where a local authority applies for a banning order against a

 

company that has been convicted of an offence, it must also apply for a banning order against any

 

officer who has been convicted of the same offence (for example, under section 251 of the Housing

 

Act 2004).


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 17 November 2015                  

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Brandon Lewis

 

7

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  14,  page  9,  line  13,  after “order” insert “under subsection (1)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment removes the need for a notice of intended proceedings in cases where a local

 

housing authority is obliged to apply for a banning order because of amendment 6. It would not

 

make sense to invite a person to make representations in a case where the authority is obliged to

 

make an application.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

8

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  14,  page  9,  line  16,  after “why,” insert—

 

“( )    

stating the length of each proposed ban,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires the length of each proposed ban to be stated in the notice of intended

 

proceedings that a local housing authority has to give a person before applying for a banning

 

order.

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

9

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  15,  page  9,  line  29,  leave out “letting” and insert “property”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 2.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

10

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  15,  page  9,  line  30,  at end insert “(but see subsection (2A))”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 11.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

11

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  15,  page  9,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

Where an application is made under section 14(1A) against an officer of a body

 

corporate, the First-tier Tribunal may make a banning order against the officer

 

even if the condition in subsection (1)(b) is not met.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This ensures that where a body corporate commits a banning order offence and an officer commits

 

the same offence, an order can be made against the officer even though he or she was not a

 

residential landlord etc at the time the offence was committed (i.e. because it was the company that

 

was the landlord etc). The amendment is related to amendment 6.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

12

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  15,  page  9,  line  39,  leave out “letting” and insert “property”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 2.

 



 
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