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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 27 October 2016

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Neighbourhood Planning Bill


 

[First to Eighth Sittings]


 

Glossary

 

This document shows the fate of each clause, schedule, amendment and new clause.

 

The following terms are used:

 

Agreed to: agreed without a vote.

 

Agreed to on division: agreed following a vote.

 

Negatived: rejected without a vote.

 

Negatived on division: rejected following a vote.

 

Not called: debated in a group of amendments, but not put to a decision.

 

Not moved: not debated or put to a decision.

 

Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.

 

Not selected: not chosen for debate by the Chair.

 

 


 

Gavin Barwell

 

Agreed to

 

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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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

 

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

 

Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 

Agreed to

 



 
 

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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.

 

Agreed to

 


 

The following witnesses gave oral evidence:

 

British Property Federation; Federation of Master Builders; Home Builders Federation; Country

 

Land and Business Association.

 

Local Government Association; Historic England; National Infrastructure Planning Association;

 

Town and Country Planning Association.

 

National Association of Local Councils; Royal Institute of British Architects.

 

Locality; Campaign to Protect Rural England.

 

Compulsory Purchase Association; Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; Law Society; Royal

 

Town Planning Institute.

 

Department for Communities and Local Government.

 

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

Withdrawn  4

 

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

 

relevant local plan.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

Not called  5

 

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

 

National Planning Policy Framework and the National Planning Practice Guidance.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

Not called  3

 

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.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

Withdrawn  11

 

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.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

Withdrawn  6

 

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

 

involved.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Schedule 1 Agreed to.

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

Withdrawn  7

 

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.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

Not called  8

 

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

 

“(6E)    

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

 

local people.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Withdrawn  1

 

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

 

subsections (2) to (4)”


 
 

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Neighbourhood Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

Withdrawn  13

 

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.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

Not called  14

 

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.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

Not called  9

 

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.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Not called  2

 

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.””

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

Not called  10

 

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.”


 
 

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Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

Withdrawn  12

 

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

 

statement of community involvement was regarded as inadequate.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

Withdrawn  15

 

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).”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

Not called  18

 

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

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

Withdrawn  19

 

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

 

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

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

Not called  16

 

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

 

authorities.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

Withdrawn  17

 

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

 

“(1A)    

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

 

process.”


 
 

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Neighbourhood Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

Negatived on division  22

 

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

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

Not called  20

 

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

 

“where agreement cannot be reached a mediation system should be

 

prescribed.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

Not called  21

 

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

“(5A)    

The Secretary of State should provide guidance for appeal routes where an

 

agreement cannot be reached on pre-commencement conditions, along with

 

guidance on pre-completion and pre-occupation conditions.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

Not selected  23

 

Page  5,  line  35,  leave out Clause 7

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Schedule 2 Agreed to.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Jim McMahon

 

Withdrawn  28

 

Clause  8,  page  7,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

“(e)    

information on the number of permitted demolition of offices for residential use

 

to a similar scale including—

 

(a)    

the impact on a local plan;

 

(b)    

an estimate as to how many homes the development will deliver and

 

(c)    

a consultation with the local authority regarding the effect of the change

 

of use on any urban regeneration plans.” 


 
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