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SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 
 

Tuesday 5 January 2016

 

Report Stage Proceedings

 

Housing and Planning Bill, As Amended


 

[FIRST DAY]


 

New Clauses, New Schedules and Amendments relating to Part 1

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

John Mann

 

Withdrawn  NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Building Control Standards for Starter Homes

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State shall by regulations require all starter homes meeting the

 

definition at section 2 to meet the requirements of this section.

 

(2)    

The requirements are that—

 

(a)    

the starter home complies with all the requirements of Building

 

Regulations currently applicable to the dwelling at the time of its

 

construction or adaptation;

 

(b)    

the starter home has been inspected by a Building Control Body in

 

compliance with the Building Control Performance Standards currently

 

applicable at the time of its construction or adaptation; and

 

(c)    

all records relating to all site inspections and assessments by the Building

 

Control Body regarding the home’s compliance with the Building

 

Regulations are made available to prospective buyers of the starter

 

home.”

 


 

Alex Cunningham

 

John Mann

 

Not called  NC2

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Duty to meet the resilience objective

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State and planning authorities in exercising and performing the

 

powers and functions conferred or imposed by the provisions in Part 1 (New

 

homes in England) and Part 6 (Planning in England) of this Act shall exercise or


 
 

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perform them in the manner which he or they consider is best calculated to further

 

the resilience objective at subsection (2).

 

(2)    

The resilience objective is—

 

(a)    

to secure the long-term resilience of housing developments as regards

 

environmental pressures, population growth and changes in consumer

 

behaviour, with particular regard to water supply management, sewerage

 

management, flood risk mitigation and waste disposal, and

 

(b)    

to secure steps for the purpose of meeting, in the long term, the need for

 

sustainable homes and communities, including by promoting—

 

(i)    

appropriate long-term planning and investment by relevant

 

parties, and

 

(ii)    

the taking of measures by the relevant parties to manage resource

 

use in sustainable ways, to achieve sustainable management of

 

water, and to increase resource efficiency so as to reduce

 

pressure on the natural environment.

 

(3)    

In this section, “relevant parties” includes—

 

(a)    

relevant undertakers, including licence holders and authorised suppliers,

 

as provided in the Gas Act 1986, the Electricity Act 1989 and the Water

 

Industries Act 1991; and

 

(b)    

individuals and bodies corporate who are seeking planning permission in

 

order to build houses.”

 

 


 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Helen Hayes

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  31

 

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

 

including”

 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Helen Hayes

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  32

 

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

 

developments”

 


 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Helen Hayes

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  33

 

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


 
 

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

 

authority.”

 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Helen Hayes

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  34

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

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

 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Helen Hayes

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  35

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  15,  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.”

 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Sadiq Khan

 

Helen Hayes

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  37

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

“(d)    

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

 

local authority or the Greater London Authority in London.”

 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Not called  38

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  22,  after “State”, insert “after consultation with the relevant

 

local authority or local authorities and the Mayor of London.”

 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Helen Hayes

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Negatived on division  39

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  25,  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.”

 


 



 
 

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Mr Gary Streeter

 

Not called  1

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  28,  after “starter homes” insert “or alternative affordable

 

home ownership products, such as rent to buy”

 

Tim Farron

 

Negatived on division  110

 

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Clause  3,  page  2,  line  28,  after “starter homes” insert “and other types of affordable

 

housing”

 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Helen Hayes

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  40

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  28,  at end insert “except where the local authority considers

 

that providing starter homes would prevent other types of affordable housing being built.”

 


 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Helen Hayes

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  41

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  13,  at end insert “and which has been subject to a full

 

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

 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Helen Hayes

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  42

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  18,  at end insert—

 


 

“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


 
 

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(e)    

contains specialist housing.”

 


 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Helen Hayes

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  43

 

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  31,  at end insert “which must be displayed on the authority’s

 

website and updated annually, contain information on all types of affordable housing, and

 

include information that starter homes remain to be sold at 20% below market value.”

 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Helen Hayes

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  44

 

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  40,  at end insert “and to demonstrate that the land in question

 

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

 


 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Helen Hayes

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  45

 

Page  4,  line  1,  leave out Clause 6

 

Mr Gary Streeter

 

Not called  2

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  4,  after “starter homes” insert “or alternative affordable

 

home ownership products such as rent to buy”

 


 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Not called  46

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  36,  at end insert “and without unreasonable cost.”

 



 
 

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New clauses, new schedules and amendments relating to the following:

 

(a) Chapter 3 of Part 4; (b) the recovery of social housing assistance; (c)

 

the insolvency of social housing providers; (d) Part 2; (e) Part 3

 

Secretary Greg Clark

 

Added  NC6

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Reducing social housing regulation

 

Schedule (Reducing social housing regulation) contains amendments to reduce

 

the regulation of social housing.”

 

 


 

Secretary Greg Clark

 

Added  NS1

 

To move the following Schedule—

 

“Reducing social housing regulation

 

Part 1

 

Removal of disposal consent requirements

 

Housing Act 1985 (c. 68)

 

1    (1)  

Section 171D of the Housing Act 1985 (consent to certain disposals of housing

 

obtained subject to the preserved right to buy) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

After subsection (2) insert—

 

“(2ZA)    

Subsection (2) does not apply to a disposal of land by a private

 

registered provider of social housing.”

 

      (3)  

In subsection (2A)—

 

(a)    

omit paragraph (a);

 

(b)    

in paragraph (b), for “any other” substitute “a”.

 

Housing Act 1988 (c. 50)

 

2          

The Housing Act 1988 is amended as follows.

 

3    (1)  

Section 81 (consent to certain disposals of housing obtained from housing

 

action trusts) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (1), for “section 79(2)(za) or (a)” substitute “section 79(2)(a)”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (3A)—

 

(a)    

omit paragraph (a);

 

(b)    

in paragraph (b), for “any other” substitute “a”.

 

      (4)  

In subsection (7), omit “section 148 or 172 of the Housing and Regeneration

 

Act 2008,”.

 

4    (1)  

Section 133 (consent to certain disposals of housing obtained from local

 

authorities) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (1ZA)—

 

(a)    

omit paragraph (a);


 
 

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(b)    

in paragraph (b), for “any other” substitute “a”.

 

      (3)  

For subsection (1B) substitute—

 

“(1B)    

This section does not apply if the original disposal was made to a

 

private registered provider of social housing.”

 

      (4)  

In subsection (7), omit “section 148 or 172 of the Housing and Regeneration

 

Act 2008,”.

 

Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42)

 

5    (1)  

Section 173 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (consent to

 

certain disposals of housing obtained from new town corporations) is amended

 

as follows.

 

      (2)  

After subsection (1) insert—

 

“(1ZA)    

Subsection (1) does not apply to a disposal of land by a private

 

registered provider of social housing.”

 

      (3)  

In subsection (1A)—

 

(a)    

omit paragraph (a);

 

(b)    

in paragraph (b), for “any other” substitute “a”.

 

      (4)  

In subsection (7), omit “section 148 or 172 of the Housing and Regeneration

 

Act 2008,”.

 

Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (c. 28)

 

6          

In Schedule 10 to the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development

 

Act 1993 (acquisition of Interests from Local Authorities etc), in paragraph

 

1(2)(b), for “sections 148 and 172” substitute “section 148”.

 

Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

 

7          

The Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 is amended as follows.

 

8          

In section 60 (structural overview), in subsection (4), in the final column of the

 

entry relating to Chapter 5 of Part 2 of the Act—

 

(a)    

for paragraph (b) (Regulator’s consent) substitute—

 

“(b)    

Notification of regulator”;

 

(b)    

omit paragraphs (c), (d) and (g).

 

9          

After section 74 insert—

 

“74A  

Leaving the social housing stock: transfer by private providers

 

(1)    

A dwelling ceases to be social housing if a private registered provider

 

of social housing owns the freehold or a leasehold interest and

 

transfers it to a person who is not a registered provider of social

 

housing.

 

(2)    

Subsection (1) does not apply if and for so long as the private

 

registered provider has a right to have the interest transferred back to

 

it.

 

(3)    

Subsection (1) does not apply where low cost home ownership

 

accommodation is transferred to—

 

(a)    

the “buyer” under equity percentage arrangements (see

 

section 70(5)), or

 

(b)    

the trustees under a shared ownership trust (see section 70(6)).


 
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