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Notices of Amendments: 26 November 2015                  

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

schemes]), will retain the benefit of right to buy and high value sales, provided it

 

is invested in new housing.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would allow community-led organisations to keep right to buy and high values

 

sales income, conditional on the income being re-invested in new homes.

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

95

 

Page  26,  line  4,  leave out Clause 62

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that local authorities could retain 100% of the capital receipt from

 

the sale of any local authority housing under the Act to reinvest in new housing.

 


 

Gareth Thomas

 

90

 

Clause  63,  page  26,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

This section does not apply to sheltered housing which has been provided or

 

adapted for the use of elderly or disabled people, irrespective of whether it is

 

vacant or may become vacant.”

 

Gareth Thomas

 

96

 

Clause  63,  page  26,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

it is not a Tenant Management Organisation as defined for the purpose of

 

section 27AB(8) of the Housing Act 1985, currently by the Housing

 

(Right to Manage) Regulations 1994 (Statutory Instrument 627, 1994).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that properties run by tenant management organisations were not

 

included in any assessment of the payment due to the Secretary of State under Clause 62.

 

Gareth Thomas

 

145

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  63,  page  26,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

it is not in an area of high homelessness as defined by the Regulator for

 

Social Housing.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would exclude high value housing which is in an area of high homelessness from

 

having to be sold by the local housing authority.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 26 November 2015                  

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

162

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  63,  page  26,  line  37,  at end insert “for a period of no more than 5 years after

 

the housing has been transferred to a private registered provider of social housing”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would limit the amount of time during which the Secretary of State could take into

 

account transferred stock when making a determination.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

164

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  63,  page  26,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Regulations shall provide that housing shall be excluded where a vacancy has

 

occurred as a result of the eviction of the former tenant from the relevant dwelling

 

on account of anti-social behaviour caused by the tenant, or by a person residing

 

in or visiting the relevant dwelling.

 

( )    

In subsection ( ), “anti-social behaviour” shall have the same meaning as in

 

section 2 of the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would exclude from the estimate of high value housing properties that become

 

vacant due to anti-social behaviour evictions.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

165

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  63,  page  26,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Regulations shall provide that housing shall be excluded where it forms part of a

 

housing regeneration scheme or consists of specialist housing or recently

 

improved housing.

 

( )    

In subsection ( ), a “housing regeneration scheme” means a programme of

 

regeneration or development of an area which includes the provision or

 

improvement of housing and for which finance may be available under section

 

126 of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996.

 

( )    

In subsection ( ), “specialist housing” means any housing designed for or intended

 

for occupation by older persons or persons needing care or support or persons

 

with mental health problems or learning disabilities; or which has features which

 

are designed to make it suitable for occupation by a physically disabled person;

 

or which it is the practice of the landlord to let for occupation by persons with

 

special needs.

 

( )    

In subsection ( ), housing shall be considered to have been recently improved if

 

substantial works of repair or improvement have been carried out on the relevant

 

dwelling or group of dwellings within the previous two years.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would exclude certain types of property from inclusion in high value homes

 

determination.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 26 November 2015                  

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

163

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  63,  page  26,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Regulations shall provide that housing shall be excluded where a vacancy has

 

occurred as a result of the transfer of the former tenant to alternative

 

accommodation in the social rented sector, where accommodation in the social

 

rented sector means any accommodation owned or let by a local authority or other

 

registered provider of social housing.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

166

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  26,  line  26,  leave out Clause 63

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

167

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  27,  line  1,  leave out Clause 64

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

168

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  27,  line  17,  leave out Clause 65

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

169

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  27,  line  34,  leave out Clause 66

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 26 November 2015                  

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Zac Goldsmith

 

Boris Johnson

 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

Stephen Hammond

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

Dr Tania Mathias

 

James Berry

 

Bob Stewart

 

Paul Scully

 

Mark Field

 

Andrew Rosindell

 

Victoria Borwick

 

Robert Neill

 

Dame Angela Watkinson

 

Bob Blackman

 

Mark Prisk

 

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Clause  67,  page  28,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

In the case of a proposal for an agreement under subsection (1) between the

 

Secretary of State and a local housing authority which is within Greater London

 

as defined by section 2 of the London Government Act 1963 the Secretary of

 

State shall—

 

(a)    

have particular regard to the extent to which the agreement will

 

contribute to the target set under section [New Clause 1; Target for new

 

affordable housing provision in Greater London], and

 

(b)    

consult the Mayor of London,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and New Clause 1 would require the Secretary of State and housing authorities

 

in London entering an agreement which would reduce the amount due to be paid under section 62

 

to have regard to the duty to achieve the provision of at least two new units of affordable housing

 

for the disposal of each unit of high value in London.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

170

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  67,  page  28,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

“(4)    

Notwithstanding the generality of subsection (1), housing shall not be taken into

 

account under section 62(2) unless the proceeds of sale of every relevant property

 

are applied to fund the construction of a new property in the same locality which

 

is to be let as social housing on terms (as to rent, security of tenure and generally)

 

which are substantially the same as those on which the original dwelling was let.

 

(5)    

No determination by the Secretary of State under section 62(1) shall be made

 

except on the basis of a deduction representing the cost of replacing the relevant

 

dwelling or dwellings under subsection (2A), and no assumption to the contrary

 

shall be made under section 62(7) in making such determination.

 

(6)    

The amount of any payment determined on the basis of subsections (4) and (5)

 

may be nil.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

171

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  28,  line  1,  leave out Clause 67

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 26 November 2015                  

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

172

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  28,  line  9,  leave out Clause 68

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

173

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  69,  page  28,  line  19,   leave out “must consider selling its interest in any high

 

value” and insert “must have regard to the duty in subsection (1A) when selling its interest

 

in any”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

174

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  69,  page  28,  line  20,   at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

A receipt arising from the disposal of a dwelling must be used to achieve the

 

provision of at least one new affordable dwelling to replace that sold, which is—

 

(a)    

of the same tenure,

 

(b)    

located in the same local authority area, and

 

(c)    

in accordance with assessed local housing need.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the duty for local authorities to consider selling high value housing

 

and introduce a duty that local authorities must, whenever they sell housing, use the receipt to

 

provide at least a guaranteed like-for-like replacement home in the same area.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

175

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  69,  page  28,   leave out lines 24 and 25

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the duty for local authorities to consider selling high value housing

 

and introduce a duty that local authorities must, whenever they sell housing, use the receipt to

 

provide at least a guaranteed like-for-like replacement home in the same area.

 

Gareth Thomas

 

91

 

Clause  69,  page  28,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

The duty in subsection (1) does not apply to sheltered housing which has been

 

provided or adapted for the use of elderly or disabled people.”


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 26 November 2015                  

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

176

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  69,  page  28,  line  27,   at end insert—

 

“(5)    

Regulations shall provide that housing which has been newly constructed or

 

substantially renovated within the period of two years before a determination

 

shall be excluded from the duty in subsection (1).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would prevent housing which has been recently constructed or renovated from

 

being sold.

 

Gareth Thomas

 

98

 

Clause  69,  page  28,  leave out line 27 and insert—

 

“(a)    

not dispose of more than 10% of all council homes in its area;

 

(b)    

have regard to whether its housing register is increasing in size; and

 

(c)    

have regard to any guidance given by the Secretary of State.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would even out the impact of the requirement to sell off high cost council housing

 

to ensure the impact on homelessness of sales was properly thought through.

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

97

 

Page  28,  line  17,  leave out Clause 69

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the proposed duty on local housing authorities to consider selling

 

vacant high value council housing.

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

180

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  71,  page  29,  leave out lines 4 and 5 and insert—

 

“(1)    

Section 11 of the Local Government Act 2003 (use of capital receipts) is amended

 

as follows.

 

(2)    

In subsection (5), after “an authority” insert “in Wales”.

 

(3)    

After subsection (5) insert—”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendment 181 ensure that the amendment to section 11 of the Local

 

Government Act 2003 currently made by clause 71 applies to England only.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

181

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  71,  page  29,  line  7,  after “authority” insert “in England”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 180.


 
 

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Gareth Thomas

 

185

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  71,  page  29,  line  12,   at end insert—

 

“(2)    

The Localism Act 2011 is amended as follows.

 

    

Leave out section 171 (Limits on indebtedness).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the Secretary of State’s power to make determinations about the

 

housing debt that may be held by a local housing authority that keeps a Housing Revenue Account.

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

194

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  73,  page  29,  line  36,  after “control”, insert “in respect of ensuring quality in

 

social housing”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment addresses the deregulation of standards for construction relating to Housing

 

Association properties.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

195

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  73,  page  29,  line  37,  at end insert “, including giving such providers more

 

freedom to use their balance sheet capacity through strategic asset management”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would give more freedom to Housing Associations over the use of their assets.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

196

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  73,  page  29,  line  37,  at end insert “, including, but not limited to, disposals

 

consent, allocations, valuation and planning”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment addresses the deregulation of the disposal of Housing Association property

 

allocations, valuation and planning.

 

Gareth Thomas

 

143

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  73,  page  29,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

“(2)    

Before making regulations under subsection (1) the Secretary of State shall

 

publish a report setting out—

 

(a)    

the extent to which the Freedom of Information Act 2000 applies to

 

private registered providers of social housing in England since they have

 

been reclassified as Public Non-Financial Corporations by the Office for

 

National Statistics; and


 
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