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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 8th January 2008

 

Public Bill Committee

 

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Planning Bill


 

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 Thursday 13th December 2007

 

(Standing Order No. 83C):

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday

 

8th Janurary) meet—

 

(a)  

at 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 8th January;

 

(b)  

at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 10th January;

 

(c)  

at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 15th January;

 

(d)  

at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 17th January;

 

(e)  

at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 22nd January;

 

(f)  

at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 24th January;

 

(g)  

at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 29th January;

 

(h)  

at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 31st January;

 

(i)  

at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 5th February;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table:

 

TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 8th January

Until no later than 11.40 a.m.

Confederation of British Industry

 
 

Tuesday 8th January

Until no later than 12.20 p.m.

UK Business Council for

 
   

Sustainable Energy

 
 

Tuesday 8th January

Until no later than 1.00 p.m.

UK Major Ports Group

 
 

Tuesday 8th January

Until no later than 4.50 p.m.

Royal Town Planning Institute

 
 

Tuesday 8th January

Until no later than 5.30 p.m.

Local Government Association

 
 

Tuesday 8th January

Until no later than 6.15 p.m.

Planning Inspectorate

 
 

Tuesday 8th January

Until no later than 7.00 p.m.

Home Builders Federation and

 
   

British Property Federation

 
 

Thursday 10th January

Until no later than 9.45 a.m.

Friends of the Earth

 
 

Thursday 10th January

Until no later than 10.25 a.m.

Environment Agency

 
 

Thursday 10th January

Until no later than 1.40 p.m.

Energy Networks Association

 
 

Thursday 10th January

Until no later than 2.20 p.m.

Campaign to Protect Rural

 
   

England

 
 

Thursday 10th January

Until no later than 4.00 p.m.

Department for Communities and

 
   

Local Government

 

 
 

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Planning Bill, continued

 
 

(3)  

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

 

following order: Clause 1; Schedule 1; Clauses 2 to 31; Schedule 2; Clauses

 

32 to 157; Schedule 3; Clauses 158 and 159; Schedule 4; Clause 160;

 

Schedule 5; Clauses 161 to 185; Schedule 6; Clauses 186 to 189; 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 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday 5th February.

 

John Healey has given notice of his intention to make a motion in the terms of the

 

Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [Standing Order No. 83C(9)].

 


 

John Healey

 

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

 

Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 

John Healey

 

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.

 


 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

1

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  6,  leave out ‘or any other’.

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

2

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

The Commission shall be appointed by the same means as the Planning

 

Inspectorate.’.


 
 

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Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

40

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  8,  leave out subsection (3).

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

3

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘(4)    

This section shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by

 

order made by statutory instrument appoint.’.

 


 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

4

 

Clause  5,  page  2,  line  36,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘must’.

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

5

 

Clause  5,  page  2,  line  40,  leave out ‘development’ and insert ‘developments in the

 

fields of—

 

(i)    

energy,

 

(ii)    

transport,

 

(iii)    

water,

 

(iv)    

waste water, or

 

(v)    

waste.’.

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

6

 

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  29,  at end add—

 

‘(9)    

The Secretary of State may issue a national policy statement under subsection (1)

 

of this section in respect of any nationally significant infrastructure project as

 

defined in sections 13(1) and (2).’.

 


 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

7

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  31,  after ‘must’, insert ‘continuously’.


 
 

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Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

8

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  31,  leave out from ‘statement’ to end of line 32.

 


 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

9

 

Clause  27,  page  13,  line  32,  leave out ‘Commission’ and insert ‘High Court’.

 


 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

10

 

Clause  32,  page  16,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

An order granting development consent may also be issued by the High Court

 

consequent on a decision under section 27(2).’.

 


 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

11

 

Clause  37,  page  18,  line  17,  at end insert ‘and who must include residents affected

 

by the proposed application’.

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

12

 

Clause  37,  page  18,  line  22,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘shall’.

 


 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

13

 

Clause  45,  page  21,  line  13,  after ‘representations’, insert ‘including oral

 

submissions and cross examination of witnesses’.

 



 
 

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Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

14

 

Clause  47,  page  23,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Subsection (1) shall come into force on such a day as the Secretary of State may

 

by order made by statutory instrument appoint.’.

 


 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

15

 

Clause  50,  page  25,  line  29,  at end insert ‘and who must include persons consulted

 

under section 37(1)(a)’.

 


 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

16

 

Clause  53,  page  27,  line  31,  leave out ‘single Commissioner under Chapter 3’ and

 

insert ‘Planning Inspector’.

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

41

 

Clause  53,  page  27,  line  35,  leave out ‘single Commissioner under Chapter 3’ and

 

insert ‘Planning Inspector’.

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

42

 

Clause  53,  page  28,  line  4,  leave out ‘single Commissioner under Chapter 3’ and

 

insert ‘Planning Inspector’.

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

43

 

Clause  53,  page  28,  line  12,  leave out ‘single Commissioner under Chapter 3’ and

 

insert ‘Planning Inspector’.

 


 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

17

 

Clause  54,  page  28,  line  7,  leave out ‘single Commissioner under Chapter 3’ and

 

insert ‘Planning Inspector’.


 
 

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Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

18

 

Clause  54,  page  28,  line  26,  leave out ‘single Commissioner under Chapter 3’ and

 

insert ‘Planning Inspector’.

 


 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

44

 

Clause  55,  page  29,  line  1,  leave out subsection (7).

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

45

 

Clause  55,  page  29,  line  12,  leave out subsection (10).

 


 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

19

 

Clause  70,  page  34,  line  21,  at end insert ‘and who shall be a member of the

 

Planning Inspectorate’.

 


 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

20

 

Clause  79,  page  37,  line  23,  at end add—

 

‘(4)    

Subject to subsection (3) above, nothing in this section shall restrict the rights of

 

interested parties to make oral representations or cross-examine witnesses.’.

 


 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

21

 

Clause  82,  page  38,  line  19,  leave out ‘is to’ and insert ‘may’.

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

22

 

Clause  82,  page  38,  line  20,  at end insert ‘subject to the right of interested parties to


 
 

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Planning Bill, continued

 
 

make oral representations and cross-examine witnesses.’.

 


 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

23

 

Clause  84,  page  39,  line  12,  at end insert ‘and to cross-examine witnesses’.

 


 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

24

 

Clause  85,  page  39,  line  23,  leave out from beginning to second ‘the’ in line 24.

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

25

 

Clause  85,  page  39,  line  39,  leave out subsection (7).

 


 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

26

 

Clause  105,  page  49,  leave out lines 26 to 29.

 


 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

27

 

Clause  130,  page  60,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

The measuring and marking out of land shall not constitute development for the

 

purposes of this section.’.

 


 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

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Clause  133,  page  61,  line  37,  at end insert ‘provided that 24 hours notice of the

 

intended entry has been given to the occupier of land.’.


 
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