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Public Bill Committee: 15th January 2008                

139

 

Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dan Rogerson

 

318

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  58,  page  30,  line  19,  leave out ‘may’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

317

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  58,  page  30,  line  20,  leave out ‘the Chair’ and insert ‘the Secretary of State’.

 


 

Dan Rogerson

 

282

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  62,  page  31,  line  27,  leave out ‘or’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

283

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  62,  page  31,  line  28,  at end insert ‘or

 

(c)    

a Commissioner who is conversant in the Welsh language.’.

 


 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Mr David Curry

 

James Duddridge

 

206

 

Clause  66,  page  32,  line  40,  at beginning insert ‘Subject to subsection (1A)

 

below,’.

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

85

 

Clause  66,  page  32,  line  40,  leave out from beginning to first ‘the’ in line 3 on page

 

33.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

284

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  66,  page  32,  line  40,  leave out subsection (1).

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Mr David Curry

 

James Duddridge

 

207

 

Clause  66,  page  33,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Where the applicant for development consent proposes, or it is subsequently

 

considered by the Panel that, any order granting development consent should


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 15th January 2008                

140

 

Planning Bill, continued

 
 

include provisions made in exercise of any of the powers conferred by section

 

105(6)(a) or (b), the Panel has the functions of—

 

(a)    

examining the application, and

 

(b)    

making a report to the Secretary of State on the application setting out—

 

(i)    

the Panel’s findings and conclusions in respect of the

 

application, and

 

(ii)    

the Panel’s recommendation as to the decision to be made on the

 

application.’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment provides that the Secretary of State will decide the application where it is

 

proposed that the order granting development consent will apply, modify or exclude legislation.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

285

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  66,  page  33,  line  3,  leave out ‘in any other case’.

 


 

Dan Rogerson

 

286

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  67,  page  33,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

The vote of each member of the panel in respect of each decision shall be

 

recorded.’.

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

86

 

Page  33,  line  16,  leave out Clause 67.

 


 

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’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

287

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  34,  line  14,  leave out Clause 70.

 


 

Dan Rogerson

 

288

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  71,  page  34,  line  25,  leave out subsection (2).

 

Dan Rogerson

 

289

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  71,  page  34,  line  31,  leave out ‘and’


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 15th January 2008                

141

 

Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dan Rogerson

 

290

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  71,  page  34,  line  32,  at end insert ‘and

 

(d)    

the relevant local planning authorities.’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

291

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  71,  page  34,  line  35,  leave out ‘or’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

292

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  71,  page  34,  line  36,  at end insert ‘or

 

(c)    

the relevant local planning authorities.’.

 


 

Dan Rogerson

 

293

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  75,  page  36,  line  8,  leave out paragraph (a).

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Mr David Curry

 

James Duddridge

 

208

 

Clause  75,  page  36,  line  9,  at end insert ‘and neither the applicant for development

 

consent proposes, nor the Commissioner considers, that any order granting development

 

consent should include provisions made in exercise of any of the powers conferred by

 

section105(6)(a) or (b).’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment provides that the Secretary of State will decide the application where it is

 

proposed by the applicant or the single Commissioner considering the application that any order

 

granting development consent will apply, modify or exclude legislation.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

294

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  75,  page  36,  line  10,  leave out ‘, in any other case’.

 


 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Mr David Curry

 

James Duddridge

 

209

 

Clause  77,  page  36,  line  25,  at end insert—


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 15th January 2008                

142

 

Planning Bill, continued

 
 

‘(1A)    

If the Council consider that order granting development consent should be made

 

and should include provisions made in exercise of any of the powers conferred by

 

section 105(6)(a) or (b) it shall refer the single Commissioner’s report and a

 

report of its views to the Secretary of State for determination.’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

If the Council considers that an order should adopt, modify or exclude legislation then it must refer

 

the application with the single Commissioner’s report and a note of its views to the Secretary of

 

State.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

295

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  77,  page  36,  line  31,  at end add—

 

‘(5)    

Decisions made under this section shall be subject to approval by the Secretary of

 

State.’.

 


 

Dan Rogerson

 

296

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  79,  page  37,  line  21,  leave out paragraph (a).

 

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.’.

 


 

Mr Clive Betts

 

327

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  80,  page  37,  line  27,  at end insert ‘, but in doing so must consider any

 

statement of impacts and mitigation prepared under section (Duty to identify and mitigate

 

adverse impacts).’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

297

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  80,  page  37,  line  30,  leave out ‘and’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

298

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  80,  page  37,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

an independent third party (“the third party”) who shall undertake

 

community engagement as set out in subsection (7), and

 

(d)    

senior officers and councillors of the relevant local planning authorities,’.

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

328

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  80,  page  37,  line  36,  at end insert ‘including receiving requests to be heard

 

orally pursuant to section 84.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 15th January 2008                

143

 

Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Clive Betts

 

329

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  80,  page  37,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

‘(b)    

to consider whether and how the range and comprehensiveness of the

 

issues identified in any statement of impacts and mitigations prepared

 

under section (Duty to identify and mitigate adverse impacts) and

 

mitigations proposed thereto should be examined.’.

 


 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

21

 

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

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Mr David Curry

 

James Duddridge

 

267

 

Clause  82,  page  38,  line  20,  after ‘written’, insert ‘and oral’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment shifts the consideration by the commission from a primarily written exercise to

 

include oral representations and site visit.

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

22

 

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

 

make oral representations and cross-examine witnesses.’.

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Mr David Curry

 

James Duddridge

 

268

 

Clause  82,  page  38,  line  20,  at end insert ‘and the carrying out of a site visit’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See explanatory statement to amendment 267.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 15th January 2008                

144

 

Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Mr David Curry

 

James Duddridge

 

269

 

Clause  83,  page  38,  line  42,  after ‘representations’, insert ‘whether personally, or

 

by its counsel, solicitor or agent’.

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Mr David Curry

 

James Duddridge

 

270

 

Clause  83,  page  38,  line  42,  at end insert ‘and to call and to cross-examine

 

witnesses’.

 


 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Mr David Curry

 

James Duddridge

 

271

 

Clause  84,  page  39,  line  12,  after ‘representations’, insert ‘whether personally, or

 

by its counsel, solicitor or agent’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment establishes a right to be represented at hearings.

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Tom Brake

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

23

 

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

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Mr David Curry

 

James Duddridge

 

272

 

Clause  84,  page  39,  line  12,  at end add ‘and to call and to cross-examine

 

witnesses’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment allows a person at the open-floor hearings to call and cross-examine witnesses.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 15th January 2008                

145

 

Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dan Rogerson

 

319

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  84,  page  39,  line  12,  at end add—

 

‘(4)    

Any deadline fixed under subsection (1) shall not be less than 56 days after the

 

day on which the date of the open-floor hearing is announced.’.

 


 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Tom Brake

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

24

 

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

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Mr David Curry

 

James Duddridge

 

273

 

Clause  85,  page  39,  leave out lines 23 to 25.

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

88

 

Clause  85,  page  39,  line  25,  at end insert ‘but where a local planning authority

 

requests that a party be cross-examinied, the Examining Authority will be obliged to grant

 

the request;’.

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Tom Brake

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Mr David Curry

 

James Duddridge

 

25

 

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

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Mr David Curry

 

James Duddridge

 

274

 

Clause  85,  page  39,  line  43,  leave out ‘exceptionally’.


 
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