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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 15 February 2011

 

Public Bill Committee

 

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Localism Bill


 

Note

 

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the

 

Committee [25 January].

 


 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

109

 

Clause  76,  page  54,  line  32,  at end insert ‘and this review must take no longer than

 

12 weeks’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

110

 

Clause  76,  page  55,  line  10,  leave out ‘appeals’ and insert ‘an independent appeals

 

process’.

 

Mr Nick Raynsford

 

190

 

Clause  76,  page  55,  line  10,  at end add—

 

‘(e)    

provision for compensation to be paid to the owner of the land where a

 

listing is found to have been the result of a vexatious application.’.

 



 
 

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Localism Bill, continued

 
 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

130

 

Clause  78,  page  55,  line  42,  after ‘publish’, insert ‘in print and online in a format

 

rendered easily understandable and useable by communities’.

 


 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

116

 

Clause  79,  page  56,  line  22,  leave out ‘C’ and insert ‘D’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

117

 

Clause  79,  page  56,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

Condition D is that, where the owner is a public body or third sector organisation,

 

any relevant community interest group has been provided with the option of first

 

refusal to purchase the asset, with regulations for this purpose specified by the

 

appropriate authority.’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

131

 

Clause  79,  page  56,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

‘(5A)    

The authority must publish in print and online, in a format easily understandable

 

and useable by communities, information on the moratorium on disposing of

 

listed land and a guide for communities on the related process.’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

111

 

Clause  79,  page  57,  line  5,  after ‘authority’, insert ‘following consultation with

 

appropriate bodies for a period of not less than 12 weeks,’.

 


 

Stephen Gilbert

 

Mr David Ward

 

120

 

Clause  82,  page  58,  line  2,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘must’.

 

Stephen Gilbert

 

Mr David Ward

 

121

 

Clause  82,  page  58,  line  4,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘must’.


 
 

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Localism Bill, continued

 
 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

112

 

Clause  82,  page  58,  line  18,  leave out first ‘the’ and insert ‘an independent’.

 


 

Mr David Ward

 

203

 

Schedule  8,  page  287,  line  3,  leave out from ‘documents)’ to end of line 4 and

 

insert—

 

‘(a)    

leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

 

“(b)    

any strategic development plan document that has been

 

adopted in respect of any part of the authority’s area or

 

an adjoining area;”.

 

(b)    

in paragraph (d) leave out “the regional strategy for any region” and

 

insert “any development plan document or other development documents

 

for any area”.’.

 

Mr David Ward

 

204

 

Schedule  8,  page  287,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘(12A)    

In section 38(2)(a) leave out “and” and insert—

 

“(aa)    

any strategic development plan document that has been adopted

 

in relation to that area, and”.’.

 

Mr David Ward

 

205

 

Schedule  8,  page  287,  line  12,  leave out ‘omit paragraph (a)’ and insert ‘in

 

paragraph (a) omit “the regional strategy for the region in which the area is situated” and

 

insert “any strategic development plan document that has been adopted in relation to that

 

area”.’.

 


 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

153

 

Clause  90,  page  61,  line  4,  leave out ‘or’ and insert—

 

‘(ab)    

an Integrated Transport Authority for the area’.

 

Mr David Ward

 

195

 

Clause  90,  page  61,  line  5,  leave out lines 5 and 6 and insert—

 

‘(b)    

a marine plan authority, or

 

(c)    

a body, or other person, that is prescribed or of a prescribed description,’.


 
 

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Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

154

 

Clause  90,  page  61,  line  7,  after ‘(a)’, insert ‘or (ab)’.

 

Mr David Ward

 

196

 

Clause  90,  page  61,  line  8,  leave out ‘or (b)’ and insert ‘, (b) or (c)’.

 

Mr David Ward

 

197

 

Clause  90,  page  61,  line  13,  at end insert ‘and

 

(b)    

with the objective of achieving sustainable development.’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

155

 

Clause  90,  page  61,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

‘(ab)    

the preparation of Joint Infrastructure Planning Guidance.’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

156

 

Clause  90,  page  61,  line  17,  leave out paragraph (c) and insert—

 

‘(c)    

other activities that support the planning of development, so far as

 

relating to the sustainable development and use of land and strategic

 

infrastructure and in particular the preparation of joint infrastructure

 

planning guidance; and

 

(d)    

the preparation of the Local Transport Plan.’.

 

Mr David Ward

 

198

 

Clause  90,  page  61,  leave out lines 17 to 20 and insert—

 

‘(c)    

the preparation of marine plans,

 

(d)    

the joint planning of strategic, cross-boundary issues, which may include

 

the use of strategic development plan documents, and

 

(e)    

other activities that support the planning of development, so far as

 

relating to the development and use of land or sea.’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

157

 

Clause  90,  page  61,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

The preparation of Joint Infrastructure Planning Guidance within subsection (3)

 

must include—

 

(a)    

a local planning authority who is also a member of a Local Enterprise

 

Partnership as approved by the Secretary of State; and

 

(b)    

every other person within subsection (1).


 
 

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(3B)    

The preparation of Joint Infrastructure Planning Guidance within subsection (3)

 

includes in particular—

 

(a)    

the collection of evidence on issues defined in subsection (3C);

 

(b)    

the preparation of policy guidance in relation to issues defined in

 

subsection (3C); and

 

(c)    

any other activities that support joint infrastructure planning;

 

(3C)    

For the purpose of subsection (3B) the issues to be addressed include—

 

(a)    

housing needs;

 

(b)    

climate mitigation and adaptation and in particular flood risk;

 

(c)    

economic development including retail needs;

 

(d)    

energy needs and capacity;

 

(e)    

biodiversity;

 

(f)    

natural resource use including water management; and

 

(g)    

transport.

 

(3D)    

The person or bodies defined in subsection (1) must exercise the function of Joint

 

Infrastructure planning with the aim of achieving sustainable development and

 

must act under guidance, including as to the meaning of sustainable development,

 

as set out in the UK Sustainable Development Strategy.’.

 

Mr David Ward

 

199

 

Clause  90,  page  61,  leave out lines 21 to 30.

 

Mr David Ward

 

200

 

Clause  90,  page  61,  line  31,  leave out ‘have regard to’ and insert ‘act in accordance

 

with’.

 

Mr David Ward

 

194

 

Clause  90,  page  61,  line  36,  at end insert ‘or is a body which has been designated as

 

a Local Enterprise Partnership by the Secretary of State.

 

(7)    

The Secretary of State may designate a body as a Local Enterprise Partnership

 

where they are satisfied that it meets the following conditions—

 

(a)    

the body is established for the express purpose of furthering the economic

 

development of a specific geographic area,

 

(b)    

the area concerned consists of more than one local authority area,

 

(c)    

the membership of the body consists of representatives of local

 

authorities, other public bodies or persons whose activities are based in

 

the area concerned,

 

(d)    

there are at least half of the members of the body each of whom are not

 

representing a local authority or other public body and whose business

 

activities are based in the area concerned, and

 

(e)    

the organisation or body has a written constitution.’.

 

Mr David Ward

 

201

 

Clause  90,  page  61,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

Persons exercising the duty under subsection (1) may enter into an agreement for

 

the purpose of agreeing—

 

(a)    

the method of engagement and the responsibilities of each person; and


 
 

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(b)    

the process to be used to resolve any dispute that may arise between the

 

persons when exercising the duty under subsection (1).

 

(8)    

In this section—

 

(a)    

“marine plan” has the same meaning as in section 51 of the Marine and

 

Coastal Access Act 2009;

 

(b)    

“marine plan authority” has the same meaning as in section 50 of the

 

Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009;

 

(c)    

“sea” has the same meaning as in section 42 of the Marine and Coastal

 

Access Act 2009;

 

(d)    

“strategic development plan documents” means plans prepared in

 

accordance with section 28(1A) of this Act;

 

(e)    

“sustainable development” has the same meaning as in Part 1A of this

 

Act.’.

 


 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

151

 

Clause  91,  page  61,  line  41,  leave out subsection (2) and insert ‘omit subsection (3)

 

of section 15 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and insert—

 

“(3)    

The local planning authority must have regard to sustainable development and

 

Town Centre First Policy, as defined in accordance with subsection (4).

 

(3A)    

The Secretary of State must lay before Parliament an order to define sustainable

 

development and Town Centre First Policy.

 

(3B)    

A statutory instrument containing an order under this section may not be made

 

unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before and approved by resolution

 

of each House of Parliament.”’.

 

Mr Nick Raynsford

 

188

 

Clause  91,  page  61,  line  41,  leave out subsection (2) and insert—

 

    

‘omit subsection (3) (requirements as to preparation of local development

 

schemes), and insert—

 

“(3)    

The scheme must contain an assessment expressed in numerical terms

 

concerning the level of housing need and demand in the district of the

 

local planning authority, together with the authority’s proposals for

 

addressing such need and demand.

 

(3A)    

The proposals referred to in subsection (3) shall include the authority’s

 

plans relating to the provision of housing, including affordable housing,

 

in its district.”’.

 


 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

133

 

Clause  92,  page  63,  line  33,  at end insert—


 
 

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‘(7)    

For section 23 (adoption of local development documents) insert—

 

“(4)    

Subject to the subsection (6) if a development plan document has not

 

been adopted by the appointed day it cannot constitute a reason for

 

refusing planning permission.

 

(5)    

For the purposes of subsection (4) the appointed day shall be the earlier

 

of—

 

(a)    

3 months from the date of the recommendation given by the

 

person appointed to carry out the independent examination; or

 

(b)    

the date set for adoption as contained in the local planning

 

authority’s local development scheme;

 

(c)    

31 December 2012; and

 

(d)    

such other date as the Secretary of State may direct.

 

(6)    

Subsection (4) does not apply in relation to a replacement or revision of

 

an adopted development plan document.’.

 


 

Mr David Ward

 

202

 

Clause  93,  page  63,  line  39,  leave out from ‘report)’ to end of line 41 and insert ‘—

 

(a)    

omit “The annual report must contain” and insert “Every local planning

 

authority must prepare reports containing”;

 

(b)    

at the end of paragraph (b) insert new paragraphs—

 

“(c)    

the implementation of any measures for planning at a

 

strategic level, including the duty to cooperate outlined

 

within section 33A;

 

(d)    

the extent of engagement with other persons under

 

section 33A and how such engagement has helped to

 

address cross-boundary issues; and

 

(e)    

the extent of action taken in respect of the duties under

 

sections 19(1A) and 39 of this Act and how such action

 

has helped to achieve sustainable development and

 

mitigation of an adaptation to climate change.”.

 

(3A)    

After subsection (2) insert—

 

“(2A)    

Local planning authorities must exercise the function under subsection

 

(2) with the aim of promoting and supporting public participation in local

 

decision-making and planning.”.’.

 


 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

134

 

Clause  94,  page  64,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

In section 205 subsection (2) after “land”, insert “without prejudicing the

 

provision of affordable housing in accordance with the development plan”.

 

(1B)    

In section 211 (amount of levy) after subsection 2(c) insert—


 
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