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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 19 November 2015

 

Public Bill Committee

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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Amendments tabled since the last publication: 94-100, NC12-NC13

 

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withdrawn amendments at the end.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].

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

That the Order of the Committee of 10 November 2015 be varied as follows:

 

  1. Paragraph 3 of the Order shall be omitted.

 

  2. Proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the

 

       following order: Clauses 1 to 17; Schedule 1; Clauses 18 and 19; Schedule 2;

 

       Clause 20; Schedule 3; Clauses 21 to 55; Clauses 84 to 86; Schedule 4; Clauses

 

       87 to 90; Schedule 5; Clause 91; Clauses 56 to 83; Clauses 92 to 102; Schedule

 

       6; Clauses 103 to 121; Schedule 7; Clauses 122 to 127; Schedule 8; Clauses 128

 

       to 134; Schedules 9 and 10; Clauses 135 to 139; Schedule 11; Clauses 140 to 145;

 

       new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill.

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

59

 

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.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 19 November 2015                  

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

60

 

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.

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

61

 

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

 

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

 

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.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 19 November 2015                  

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

64

 

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.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

65

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 19 November 2015                  

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

68

 

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.

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

69

 

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

 

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

 

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.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 19 November 2015                  

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

72

 

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.

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

73

 

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

 

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

 

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.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 19 November 2015                  

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

76

 

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

 

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.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

77

 

Page  3,  line  39,  leave out Clause 6

 


 

Gareth Thomas

 

88

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  1,  at end insert—

 

“or

 

community-led housing schemes as defined at Schedule [New Schedule 1:

 

community-led housing schemes]”

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

84

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  29,  at end insert “and without unreasonable cost”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would protect authorities in cases where the provision of access to a public

 

highway, connections for electricity, water and waste water and other services required to ensure

 

a plot of land is fully serviced would entail excessive cost.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 19 November 2015                  

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

86

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  9,  page  5,  line  42,  after “permission”, insert “to meet housing need

 

generally including”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that authorities give suitable development permission to housing

 

across all tenures, including but not limited to self-build and custom housebuilding, to meet the

 

demand for housing across all tenures in any given authority area.

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

81

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  9,  page  5,  line  43,  after first “the”, insert “effective”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment would ensure that the demand for self-build and custom housebuilding arising in

 

an authority’s area accurately reflects the number of persons in that area who are in a position to

 

finance their self-build or custom housebuilding project.

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

82

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  15,  after “entries”, insert “with effective mortgage finance”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See explanatory statement for amendment 81.

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

85

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  35,  at end insert “except where extant permission can be

 

revived”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that extant planning permissions which are revived after the start

 

of the first base period are taken into account for the purposes of this section.

 

Gareth Thomas

 

87

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Page  5,  line  35,  leave out Clause 9

 



 
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