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Report Stage Proceedings: 25th June 2008                

666

 

Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  271

 

Page  131,  line  2  [Schedule  2],  leave out from ‘to’ to end of line 4 and insert—

 

‘(a)    

section 31(2) of the Planning Act 2008 (exclusion of powers to authorise

 

development);

 

(b)    

section 109(8B) of that Act (exclusion of power to include ancillary

 

provision in orders).”’.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  272

 

Page  131,  line  6  [Schedule  2],  leave out from second ‘to’ to end of line 8 and

 

insert—

 

‘(a)    

section 31(2) of the Planning Act 2008 (exclusion of powers to authorise

 

development);

 

(b)    

section 109(8B) of that Act (exclusion of power to include ancillary

 

provision in orders).”’.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  273

 

Page  131,  line  11  [Schedule  2],  leave out from ‘13’ to end of line 19 and insert—

 

            

‘In section 4 (storage authorisation orders) after subsection (2) insert—

 

“(2A)    

So far as relating to development within section 16(2), (3) or (5) of the

 

Planning Act 2008—

 

(a)    

subsection (1) is subject to section 31(2) of that Act (exclusion

 

of powers to authorise development for which development

 

consent required), and

 

(b)    

subsection (2) is subject to section 31(1) of that Act (exclusion

 

of requirement for other consents for development for which

 

development consent required).

 

(2B)    

So far as relating to the use of strata for the storage of gas, subsections

 

(1) and (2) are subject to section 109(8B) of the Planning Act 2008

 

(exclusion of power to include ancillary provision in orders).”’.

 


 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  274

 

Page  132,  line  2  [Schedule  2],  after ‘consent’, insert ‘under the Planning Act 2008’.

 


 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  275

 

Page  134,  line  31  [Schedule  2],  leave out paragraph 37.

 



 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 25th June 2008                

667

 

Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  276

 

Page  136,  line  32  [Schedule  2],  leave out from ‘to’ to end of line 34 and insert—

 

‘(a)    

section 31(2) of the Planning Act 2008 (exclusion of powers to authorise

 

development);

 

(b)    

section 109(8B) of that Act (exclusion of power to include ancillary

 

provision in orders).”’.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  277

 

Page  136,  line  36  [Schedule  2],  leave out from ‘to’ to end of line 38 and insert—

 

‘(a)    

section 31(2) of the Planning Act 2008 (exclusion of powers to authorise

 

development);

 

(b)    

section 109(8B) of that Act (exclusion of power to include ancillary

 

provision in orders).”’.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  278

 

Page  136,  line  38  [Schedule  2],  at end insert—

 

Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (c. 8)

 

56         

The Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 is amended as follows.

 

57         

In section 28 (planning permission required for development) after subsection

 

(1) insert—

 

“(1A)    

Subsection (1) is subject to section 31(1) of the Planning Act 2008

 

(exclusion of requirement for planning permission etc. for

 

development for which development consent required).”

 

58         

In section 160(6) (tree preservation orders: exemptions) after paragraph (b)

 

insert—

 

“(ba)    

it is authorised by an order granting development consent,”

 

59  (1)  

Section 172 (preservation of trees in conservation areas) is amended as

 

follows.

 

      (2)  

After subsection (1) insert—

 

“(1A)    

Subsection (1) does not apply so far as the act in question is authorised

 

by an order granting development consent.”

 

      (3)  

After subsection (5) insert—

 

“(5A)    

Subsection (5) does not apply so far as the act in question is authorised

 

by an order granting development consent.”

 

60         

In section 277(1) (interpretation) at the appropriate place insert—

 

““development consent” means development consent under the Planning

 

Act 2008;”

 

Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Scotland) Act 1997 (c. 10)

 

61         

The Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Scotland) Act 1997 is amended as

 

follows.

 

62         

In section 7(2)(c) (determination of applications for hazardous substances

 

consent: material considerations) after “planning permission” insert “or

 

development consent”.


 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 25th June 2008                

668

 

Planning Bill, continued

 
 

63         

In section 8(1) (conditions on grant of hazardous substances consent) after

 

“planning permission” insert “or development consent”.

 

64  (1)  

Section 10 (deemed hazardous substances consent: government authorisation)

 

is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

After subsection (2A) insert—

 

“(2B)    

On making an order granting development consent in respect of

 

development that would involve the presence of a hazardous substance

 

in circumstances requiring hazardous substances consent, the person

 

making the order may direct that hazardous substances consent shall

 

be deemed to be granted, subject to such conditions (if any) as may be

 

specified in the direction.”

 

      (3)  

For subsection (3) substitute—

 

“(3)    

Before giving a direction under any of subsections (1) to (2B), the

 

person having power to give the direction must consult the Health and

 

Safety Commission.”

 

      (4)  

In subsection (6)—

 

(a)    

for the words from “government” to “Ministers” substitute “person”,

 

and

 

(b)    

after “directions” insert “given by the person”.

 

65         

In section 12(2)(b) (power to revoke or modify hazardous substances

 

consent)—

 

(a)    

after “planning permission” insert “or development consent”, and

 

(b)    

after “the permission” insert “or development consent”.

 

66         

In section 38(1) (interpretation) at the appropriate place insert—

 

““development consent” means development consent under the Planning

 

Act 2008,”.’.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  279

 

Page  136,  line  38  [Schedule  2],  at end insert—

 

‘Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (c.)

 

            

In section 13(6) of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (power of

 

Secretary of State to make designation orders) in the definition of “permitted

 

purposes” at the end insert “, and

 

(d)    

Part 8 of the Planning Act 2008,”.

 


 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  280

 

Page  137,  line  2  [Schedule  3],  at end insert—

 

Forestry Act 1967 (c. 10)

 

A1         

The Forestry Act 1967 is amended as follows.

 

A2  (1)  

Section 15 (trees subject to preservation orders under Planning Acts) is

 

amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (1) for “consent under the order” substitute “relevant consent”.


 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 25th June 2008                

669

 

Planning Bill, continued

 
 

      (3)  

After subsection (1) insert—

 

“(1A)    

In subsection (1) “relevant consent” means—

 

(a)    

in the case of trees in England and Wales, consent under tree

 

preservation regulations;

 

(b)    

in the case of trees in Scotland, consent under the tree

 

preservation order.”

 

      (4)  

In subsection (5) for the words from “application” to “thereunder” substitute

 

“relevant application shall be entertained”.

 

      (5)  

After subsection (5) insert—

 

“(5A)    

In subsection (5) “relevant application” means—

 

(a)    

in the case of trees in England and Wales, an application under

 

tree preservation regulations for consent under the

 

regulations;

 

(b)    

in the case of trees in Scotland, an application under a tree

 

preservation order for consent under the order.”

 

A3         

In section 18 (felling directions), in subsection (5) for the words from “shall”

 

to the end substitute “shall be sufficient authority for the felling,

 

notwithstanding anything in—

 

(a)    

tree preservation regulations, in the case of trees in England or Wales;

 

(b)    

the tree preservation order, in the case of trees in Scotland.

 

A4         

In section 21 (courses open to person adversely affected by felling direction),

 

in subsection (7), after “a tree preservation order” insert “, or under tree

 

preservation regulations,”.

 

A5         

In section 35 (interpretation of Part 2) at the appropriate place insert—

 

““tree preservation regulations” means regulations made under section

 

202A(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990;”.

 

A6  (1)  

Schedule 3 (proceedings under Town and Country Planning Acts in relation to

 

tree preservation orders) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In paragraph 2—

 

(a)    

for “under the said Acts” substitute “under the Town and Country

 

Planning (Scotland) Act 1997”,

 

(b)    

omit the words from “section 77” to “(for Scotland)”,

 

(c)    

for “provisions of the said Acts” substitute “provisions of that Act”,

 

and

 

(d)    

omit “the said section 77 or (for Scotland)”.

 

      (3)  

After paragraph 2 insert—

 

“2A(1)  

Where under section 15(2)(a) an application, on being referred to

 

the appropriate national authority, falls to be dealt with under the

 

Town and Country Planning Act 1990, the appropriate national

 

authority must decide the application as if it were an application for

 

consent for the felling of trees made under tree preservation

 

regulations.

 

      (2)  

In this paragraph, “the appropriate national authority” means—

 

(a)    

the Secretary of State in relation to England;

 

(b)    

the Welsh Ministers in relation to Wales.”.

 

      (4)  

In paragraph 3—

 

(a)    

for “the Town and Country Planning Acts” substitute “the Town and

 

Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997”, and


 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 25th June 2008                

670

 

Planning Bill, continued

 
 

(b)    

for “the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 or (for Scotland) the

 

Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997” substitute “that

 

Act”.

 

      (5)  

After paragraph 3 insert—

 

“3A      

Where under section 15(3)(a) an application, on being referred to an

 

authority who have made a tree preservation order, falls to be dealt

 

with under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, the authority

 

must decide the application as if it were an application for consent

 

for the felling of trees made under tree preservation regulations.”.’.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  281

 

Page  137,  line  21  [Schedule  3],  leave out from ‘7’ to end of line 24 and insert—

 

    ‘(1)  

Section 210 (penalties for non-compliance with tree preservation order) is

 

amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (1)—

 

(a)    

for “a tree preservation order” substitute “tree preservation

 

regulations”,

 

(b)    

in paragraph (a) omit the “or” at the end, and

 

(c)    

after paragraph (b) insert—“or

 

(c)    

causes or permits the carrying out of any of the

 

activities in paragraph (a) or (b),”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (4), for “a tree preservation order” substitute “tree preservation

 

regulations”.

 

      (4)  

In the side-note, for “order” substitute “regulations”.’.

 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  282

 

Page  137,  line  31  [Schedule  3],  at end insert—

 

‘8A      

In section 212 (power to disapply section 211) omit subsection (4).’.

 


 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  283

 

Page  138,  line  6  [Schedule  3],  at end insert—

 

Planning and Compensation Act 1991 (c. 34)

 

14  (1)  

Part 1 of Schedule 18 to the Planning and Compensation Act 1991

 

(compensation provisions that do not provide for interest) is amended as

 

follows.


 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 25th June 2008                

671

 

Planning Bill, continued

 
 

      (2)  

After the entry for section 186 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990

 

insert—

 

“Section 202E of that Act

Date—

 
  

(a)    

any consent required by tree preservation

 
  

regulations is refused,

 
  

(b)    

any such consent is granted subject to

 
  

conditions, or

 
  

(c)    

any approval required under such a condition

 
  

is refused.”

 
 

      (3)  

Omit the entries for sections 203 and 204 of the Town and Country Planning

 

Act 1990.’.

 


 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  284

 

Page  148,  line  27  [Schedule  7],  at end insert—

 

Forestry Act 1967 (c. 10)

In paragraph 2 of Schedule 3—

 
  

(a)    

the words from “section 77” to “(for

 
  

Scotland)”, and

 
  

(b)    

“the said section 77 or (for Scotland)”.’.

 
 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  285

 

Page  148,  line  33  [Schedule  7],  at end insert—

  

‘Section 212(4).’.

 
 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  286

 

Page  148,  line  33  [Schedule  7],  at end insert—

  

‘In section 284(3)(a), “for planning permission”.

 
 


 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  287

 

Page  149,  line  5  [Schedule  7],  column 2, at end insert—

  

‘Sections 46 to 48.’.

 
 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  288

 

Page  149,  line  6  [Schedule  7],  at end insert—


 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 25th June 2008                

672

 

Planning Bill, continued

 
  

‘Section 122(5)(a).

 
  

In section 122(6), “(a),”.

 
  

In Schedule 6, paragraph 5.’.

 
 

Secretary Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  289

 

Page  149,  line  6  [Schedule  7],  at end insert—

 

‘Greater London Authority Act

Section 36.’.

 
 

2007 (c. 24)

  
 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Mr David Jones

 

Not called  291

 

Page  149,  line  6  [Schedule  7],  at end insert—

 

‘Planning-gain Supplement

The whole Act.’.

 
 

(Preparations) Act 2007 (c. 2)

  
 

Bill read the third time on division, and passed.

 


 
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