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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 18 October 2016

 

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: 1-23, NC1-NC2

 

Neighbourhood 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withdrawn amendments at the end.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 Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee.

 


 

Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee

 

The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill

 

agreed the following Resolution at its meeting on Monday 17 October (Standing Order

 

83C):

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 18

 

October meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 18 October; 

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 20 October;

 

(c)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 25 October;

 

(d)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 27 October;

 

(e)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 1 November;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table:


 
 

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Neighbourhood Planning Bill, continued

 
 

TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 18 October

Until no later than

British Property Federation

 
  

10.30 am

Federation of Master Builders

 
   

Home Builders Federation

 
   

Country Land and Business

 
   

Association

 
 

Tuesday 18 October

Until no later than

Local Government Association

 
  

11.25 am

Historic England

 
   

National Infrastructure Planning

 
   

Association

 
   

Town and Country Planning

 
   

Association

 
 

Tuesday 18 October

Until no later than

National Association of Local

 
  

2.30 pm

Councils

 
   

Royal Institute of British

 
   

Architects

 
 

Tuesday 18 October

Until no later than

Locality

 
  

3.00 pm

Campaign to Protect Rural

 
   

England

 
 

Tuesday 18 October

Until no later than

Compulsory Purchase

 
  

4.00 pm

Association

 
   

Royal Institution of Chartered

 
   

Surveyors

 
   

Law Society

 
   

Royal Town Planning Institute

 
 

Tuesday 18 October

Until no later than

Department for Communities

 
  

4.45 pm

and Local Government

 
 

(3)  

proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the

 

following order: Clauses 1 to 3; Schedule 1; Clauses 4 to 7; Schedule 2;

 

Clauses 8 to 36; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the

 

Bill;

 

(4)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 1 November.

 

Gavin Barwell has given notice of his intention to move a motion in the terms of the

 

Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [Standing Order No. 83C].

 


 

Gavin Barwell

 

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the

 

Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 

 



 
 

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Neighbourhood Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Gavin Barwell

 

That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the

 

Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

4

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  11,  at end insert “and insofar as it is consistent with the

 

relevant local plan.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that neighbourhood plans are not considered if they are inconsistent with

 

local plans.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

5

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  11,  at end insert “and insofar as it is consistent with the

 

National Planning Policy Framework.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that neighbourhood plans are not considered if they are incompatible

 

with the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

3

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

if it has been examined by an independent examiner who is registered

 

with the Royal Town Planning Institute.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that the examination of a neighbourhood plan is conducted by an RTPI

 

registered examiner.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 18 October 2016                  

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Neighbourhood Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

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Parliamentary Star    

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

 

“(3A)    

To support Neighbourhood Plans, the Secretary of State should set out the weight

 

that should be given to approved development plans at key stages in the planning

 

process.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment gives weight to Neighbourhood Plans at key stages along the process and not just

 

at the post- referendum stage.

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  25,  at end insert “after consultation with the local area

 

involved.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that any changes to a neighbourhood development order or plan are first

 

subject to consultation with the local area involved.

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

7

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  3,  at end insert “providing the subsequent area is not smaller

 

than a parish or town council area or local authority ward.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that the size of a neighbourhood area is not smaller than a parish or town

 

council area or local authority ward.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

8

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

“(6E)    

Modifications made to a neighbourhood area must be subject to consultation with

 

local people.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that neighbourhood areas are only changed after the consultation with

 

local community and that changes are driven by what the community wants.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 18 October 2016                  

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Neighbourhood Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Helen Hayes

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  40,  leave out “as follows” and insert “in accordance with

 

subsections (2) to (4)”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

13

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  5,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(2BA)    

Such statements of community involvement must include a right for members of

 

the community to be heard.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would give local people and communities a statutory right to be heard.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

14

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  5,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(2BA)    

Such statements of community involvement shall include measures to enable

 

local parish councils to be set up in a streamlined and speedy manner.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would make it easier for new parish and town councils to be formed.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  5,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

reasonable payments made by local authorities for the purpose set out in

 

paragraph (a) and (b) shall be recovered from the Secretary of State’s

 

department.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment allows for the full recovery of costs of assisting with the development of a

 

neighbourhood plan to be recovered to the local authority.

 

Helen Hayes

 

2

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  5,  line  19,  after subsection (3) insert—

 

“(4)    

Section 120 of the Localism Act 2011 (Financial assistance in relation to

 

neighbourhood planning) is amended as follows—

 

(a)    

at the end of subsection (2)(a) leave out “, and” and insert “subject to the

 

condition that such assistance is prioritised for bodies or persons in

 

deprived communities, and”,

 

(b)    

after subsection (3)(b), insert—

 

“(ba)    

a deprived community is defined as being any area

 

which is among the 20 per cent most deprived Lower

 

Layer Super Output Areas according to the most

 

recently published English Indices of Deprivation,

 

(bb)    

prioritised financial assistance is defined to mean that no

 

less than 50 per cent of the total value of the financial

 

assistance provided under this section is provided to

 

deprived communities.””


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 18 October 2016                  

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Neighbourhood Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  5,  line  19,  at the end insert—

 

“(4)    

To support Neighbourhood Plans, all councils should have a Local Development

 

Plan in place by December 2017.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that Local Plans are in place so Neighbourhood Plans can be made in

 

line with the strategic aims of Local Plans.

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

12

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  27,  at end insert “in cases where the local authorities’

 

statement of community involvement was regarded as inadequate.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment allows the Secretary of State only to require planning authorities to review their

 

statement of community involvement if they have failed to produce one.

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

Regulations made under subsection (1) must make provisions for local planning

 

authorities to make exceptions to conditions relating to matters set out in

 

paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of subsection (1).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that there is a local voice and judgement taking into account local

 

circumstances and impact.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

18

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  12,  leave out subsection (2)(a)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that “acceptable in planning terms” does not mean that conditions

 

can be overlooked because they are unacceptable for other reasons.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 18 October 2016                  

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Neighbourhood Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

19

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

“including in terms of sustainable development and public interest.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that there is a sustainable development test in conditions and that

 

they are acceptable to local people.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

16

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  20,  at end insert “which must include consultation with local

 

authorities.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that local authorities are consulted on the draft regulations.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

17

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

Regulations made under subsection (1) must make provision for an appeal

 

process.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that provision is made for an appeals process.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

22

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  23,  leave out subsection (5)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that local authorities are still able to make necessary pre-

 

commencement conditions on developers.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“where agreement cannot be reached a mediation system should be

 

prescribed.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would allow for there to be a mechanism to resolve disputes.


 
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