Growth and Infrastructure Bill

AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
ON REPORT

[Supplementary to the Marshalled List]

Clause 8

BARONESS WHITAKER

LORD RENTON OF MOUNT HARRY

 

Page 10, line 33, at end insert—

“( ) Any changes to the electronic communications code shall relate only to broadband infrastructure.”

After Clause 8

LORD MCKENZIE OF LUTON

LORD ADONIS

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Extension of economic development powers to Councils

In the Localism Act 2011, after section 16 insert—

“16A Duty to report on proposals for the extension of devolved economic development powers to all local councils

(1) Within one year of the second round of bespoke “city deals” being completed, the Secretary of State must lay before Parliament a report setting out the government proposals, policies and timescales for the extension of devolved economic development powers to all local councils.

(2) The report must, in particular, fully set out—

(a) the case for making the “core package” of devolved powers achieved in the second round of bespoke “city deals” available to all councils to help boost growth; and

(b) the timescales over which those proposals and policies are expected to take effect.

(3) Where the Secretary of State has determined it not appropriate to extend devolutionary powers to all local councils, the report must, in particular, fully set out—

(a) why this has been determined as not appropriate;

(b) include a resolution that sets out how the government intends to review this determination; and

(c) the review of this determination must be laid before Parliament not later than one year following the laying of the original report.””

Clause 21

LORD BERKELEY

LORD JENKIN OF RODING

 

Page 22, line 31, at end insert—

“(4A) In section 150 (removal of consent requirements) subsection (1), for the words “consented to the inclusion of the provision” substitute “been consulted by the applicant about the inclusion of the provision”.”

After Clause 21

LORD BERKELEY

LORD JENKIN OF RODING

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Planning Act 2008: further reform (pre-application hearings)

In section 51 of the Planning Act 2008 (advice for potential applicants and others), after subsection (4) insert—

“(5) Regulations under subsection (3) may also make provision for hearings in relation to a proposed application to be held by a person appointed by the Secretary of State, if requested by the applicant and if the Secretary of State agrees, and in that respect the regulations may require, in particular—

(a) participation in the hearings by the applicant and by any person being consulted on the application; and

(b) the payment of fees by the applicant for the cost of the hearings.””

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Planning Act 2008: further reform (waivers)

After section 54 of the Planning Act 2008 (rights of entry: crown land) insert—

“54A Waivers: application documents

(1) At any time before or after making an application, an applicant may submit a request in writing to the Secretary of State for a direction that any provision contained in this Part or in rules or regulations made under this Part relating to the documents required to be submitted with an application (“the specified provision”) shall not apply (or shall apply in part only) to the application.

(2) A request made under subsection (1) shall give reasons for the request.

(3) Where a request is made under subsection (1) and the Secretary of State is satisfied that it would be unreasonable or disproportionate for the applicant to have to comply with the specified provision, the Secretary of State may—

(a) direct that the specified provision shall not apply, or shall apply in part only, to the application in question, in which case the provision shall apply as specified in the direction; and

(b) whether or not a direction has been given pursuant to paragraph (a), direct that the applicant shall comply with the specified provision, or any part of it, at such later date as may be specified in the direction.””

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Planning Act 2008: further reform (examination fees)

In section 4 of the Planning Act 2008 (fees), after subsection (3) insert—

“(3A) The regulations may only require the payment of fees in relation to the examination of an application with reference to those days during the examination period when the application was actually examined by the Examining authority.””

Clause 24

LORD BERKELEY

LORD JENKIN OF RODING

 

Page 30, line 24, leave out “includes the construction of one or more dwellings” and insert “wholly or mainly comprises a development of dwellings”

Clause 31

LORD BERKELEY

LORD JENKIN OF RODING

 

Page 37, line 9, after “17,” insert “21, 22, 23,”

Prepared 8th March 2013