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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Monday 5 December 2016

 

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 to 16 and NC3

 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage)


 

Neighbourhood Planning Bill, As Amended


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in the

 

order in which they relate to the Bill.

 


 

New ClauseS

 

Graham Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Guidance on clustering of betting offices and pay day loan shops

 

(1)    

Before exercising his powers under section 36(1) the Secretary of State must

 

issue guidance to local authorities on the granting of planning for permission

 

change of use to betting offices and pay day loan shops.

 

(2)    

This guidance must set out the manner in which policies in neighbourhood plans

 

and local plans about the number, density and impact of betting offices and pay


 
 

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day loan shops shall be taken into account when determining applications for

 

change of use, to prevent a deleterious effect of the neighbourhood or local area.”

 


 

Antoinette Sandbach

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Planning Applications: award of costs

 

(1)    

Where a planning application for development meets the terms of subsection (2),

 

and is—

 

(a)    

refused by a local authority, or

 

(b)    

an appeal under section 78 of the TCPA 1990 which is dismissed,

 

    

the planning authority may apply to the Secretary of State for an award of costs

 

to reimburse the expenses incurred by individuals who submitted objections to

 

the unsuccessful application or appeal.

 

(2)    

A planning authority may only use this power if the following conditions are

 

met—

 

(a)    

the unsuccessful application or appeal concerned a new commercial or

 

residential development; and

 

(b)    

the application or appeal was unsuccessful, at least in part, due to its

 

incompatibility with the relevant approved neighbourhood development

 

plan.”

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

NC3

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Review of compulsory purchase

 

Before exercising his powers under section 35(1) the Secretary of State must

 

carry out a review of the entire compulsory purchase order process.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that there is clarity on appeal routes, pre-completion and pre-occupation

 

conditions.

 

 



 
 

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Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

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.

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

2

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

“(3C)    

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

 

that should be given to approved neighbourhood development plans at key stages

 

in the planning process.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

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

 

just at the post- referendum stage.

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

3

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  28,  at end insert “after consultation with the local area

 

involved.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

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

 

subject to consultation with the local area involved.

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  7,  at end insert “providing that 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.

 



 
 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  5,  line  10,  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.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

5

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  5,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

“(2BA)    

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

 

the community to make representations.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

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

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

6

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  5,  line  11,  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

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  5,  line  21,  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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require the Secretary of State to prioritise deprived communities when

 

making available financial assistance to support the development of neighbourhood plans.

 



 
 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  10,  page  10,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

they must set out a timetable to review the need for technical documents.”

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

14

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  11,  line  1,  leave out Clause 12

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove from the Bill completely the changes to planning conditions.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

11

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  12,  page  11,  line  18,  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.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

12

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  12,  page  11,  line  27,  leave out subsections (4) to (7)

 

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

 

13

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  12,  page  11,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

“(6A)    

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

 

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

 

on pre-completion and pre-occupation conditions.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that there is clarity on appeal routes, pre-completion and pre-occupation

 

conditions.

 



 
 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  13,  page  12,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

“(e)    

information on the number of permitted demolition of offices for

 

residential use to a similar scale including—

 

(i)    

the impact on a local plan;

 

(ii)    

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

 

and

 

(iii)    

a consultation with the local authority regarding the effect of the

 

change of use on any urban regeneration plans.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure monitoring of the impact of permitted right of demolition on offices

 

on urban regeneration that requires office space and on the provision of housing.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

16

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  13,  page  13,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

“(9)    

The cost of compiling a register and gathering the information to underpin it

 

should be met by the Secretary of State.”

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  2,  page  42,  line  15,  at end insert “must consult the relevant lower-tier

 

planning authority.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that district councils are consulted before a county council writes a local

 

plan for their area.

 

 

Order of the House [10 October 2016]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Neighbourhood Planning Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on 1 November 2016.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration and any proceedings in legislative grand

 

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

 

conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which

 

proceedings on Consideration are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.


 
 

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6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the

 

Lords) may be programmed.

 


 

 

Revised 05 December 2016