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Localism Bill

 

 
 

The Bill is divided into two volumes. Volume I contains the Clauses. Volume II

contains the Schedules to the Bill.

Contents

Part 1

Local Government

Chapter 1

General powers of authorities

1   

Local authority’s general power of competence

2   

Boundaries of the general power

3   

Limits on charging in exercise of general power

4   

Limits on doing things for commercial purpose in exercise of general power

5   

Powers to make supplemental provision

6   

Procedure for orders under section 5

7   

Interpretation of Chapter

Chapter 2

Fire and rescue authorities

8   

General powers of certain fire and rescue authorities

9   

Fire and rescue authorities: charging

Chapter 3

Governance

10   

New arrangements with respect to governance of English local authorities

11   

New local authority governance arrangements: amendments

12   

Changes to local authority governance in England: transitional provision etc

Chapter 4

Predetermination

13   

Prior indications of view of a matter not to amount to predetermination etc

 

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Chapter 5

Standards

14   

Amendments of existing provisions

15   

Duty to promote and maintain high standards of conduct

16   

Voluntary codes of conduct

17   

Disclosure and registration of members’ interests

18   

Offence of breaching regulations under section 17

19   

Amendment of section 15 following abolition of police authorities

20   

Transitional provision

Chapter 6

Pay accountability

21   

Senior pay policy statements

22   

Supplementary provisions relating to statements

23   

Guidance

24   

Determinations relating to remuneration etc

25   

Exercise of functions

26   

Interpretation

Chapter 7

Miscellaneous repeals

27   

Repeal of duties relating to promotion of democracy

28   

Repeal of provisions about petitions to local authorities

29   

Schemes to encourage domestic waste reduction by payments and charges

Part 2

EU fines

30   

Power to require local or public authorities to make payments in respect of certain EU financial sanctions

31   

Warning notices

32   

EU financial sanction notices

33   

Meaning of “local or public authority”

34   

Interpretation of Part: general

Part 3

Non-domestic rates etc

Business rate supplements

35   

Ballot for imposition and certain variations of a business rate supplement

Non-domestic rates

36   

Non-domestic rates: discretionary relief

37   

Small business relief

 
 

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38   

Cancellation of liability to backdated non-domestic rates

Part 4

Community empowerment

Chapter 1

Local referendums

Duty to hold local referendum

39   

Duty to hold local referendum

Triggers for local referendum

40   

Petition for local referendum

41   

The required percentage

42   

Request for referendum

43   

Duty to determine appropriateness of referendum

44   

Grounds for determination

45   

Action following determination in response to petition

46   

Action following determination in response to request

47   

Resolution for local referendum

Arrangements for local referendum

48   

Question to be asked in local referendum

49   

Date of referendum

50   

Publicity for and in relation to local referendum

51   

Voting in and conduct of local referendums

Consequences of local referendum

52   

Consequences of local referendum

Supplementary

53   

Application to parish councils

54   

Discharge of functions

55   

Interpretation

Chapter 2

Council tax

56   

Referendums relating to council tax increases

57   

Powers of the National Assembly for Wales

58   

References to proper accounting practices

59   

Council tax calculations by billing authorities in England

60   

Council tax calculations by major precepting authorities in England

61   

Calculation of council tax requirement by the Greater London Authority

62   

Calculation of basic amount of tax by the Greater London Authority

63   

Council tax calculation by local precepting authorities in England

 
 

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64   

Council tax: minor and consequential amendments

65   

Council tax revaluations in Wales

Chapter 3

Community right to challenge

66   

Duty to consider expression of interest

67   

Timing of expressions of interest

68   

Consideration of expression of interest

69   

Consideration of expression of interest: further provisions

70   

Supplementary

Chapter 4

Assets of community value

List of assets of community value

71   

List of assets of community value

72   

Land of community value

73   

Procedure for including land in list

74   

Procedure on community nominations

75   

Notice of inclusion or removal

76   

Review of decision to include land in list

List of land nominated by unsuccessful community nominations

77   

List of land nominated by unsuccessful community nominations

Provisions common to both lists

78   

Publication and inspection of lists

Moratorium on disposing of listed land

79   

Moratorium

80   

Meaning of “relevant disposal” etc in section 79

81   

Publicising receipt of notice under section 79(2)

82   

Compensation

Miscellaneous

83   

Local land charge

84   

Enforcement

85   

Crown application

Interpretation of Chapter

86   

Meaning of “local authority”

87   

Meaning of “owner”

88   

Interpretation of Chapter: general

 
 

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Part 5

Planning

Chapter 1

Plans and strategies

89   

Abolition of regional strategies

90   

Duty to co-operate in relation to planning of sustainable development

91   

Local development schemes

92   

Adoption and withdrawal of development plan documents

93   

Local development: monitoring reports

Chapter 2

Community Infrastructure Levy

94   

Community Infrastructure Levy: approval of charging schedules

95   

Use of Community Infrastructure Levy

Chapter 3

Neighbourhood planning

96   

Neighbourhood planning

97   

Charges for meeting costs relating to neighbourhood planning

98   

Regulations under section 97: collection and enforcement

99   

Regulations under section 97: supplementary

100   

Financial assistance in relation to neighbourhood planning

101   

Consequential amendments

Chapter 4

Consultation

102   

Consultation before applying for planning permission

Chapter 5

Enforcement

103   

Retrospective planning permission

104   

Time limits for enforcing concealed breaches of planning control

105   

Planning offences: time limits and penalties

106   

Powers in relation to: unauthorised advertisements; defacement of premises

Chapter 6

Nationally significant infrastructure projects

107   

Abolition of Infrastructure Planning Commission

108   

Transitional provision in connection with abolition

109   

National policy statements

 
 

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110   

Power to alter effect of requirement for development consent on other consent regimes

111   

Secretary of State’s directions in relation to projects of national significance

112   

Pre-application consultation with local authorities

113   

Reform of duties to publicise community consultation statement

114   

Claimants of compensation for effects of development

115   

Rights of entry for surveying etc in connection with applications

116   

Procedural changes relating to applications for development consent

117   

Development consent subject to requirement for further approval

118   

Changes to notice requirements for compulsory acquisition

Chapter 7

Other planning matters

119   

Powers of the National Assembly for Wales

120   

Application of this Part to the Crown

Part 6

Housing

Chapter 1

Allocation and homelessness

Allocation

121   

Allocation of housing accommodation

122   

Allocation only to eligible and qualifying persons: England

123   

Allocation schemes

Homelessness

124   

Duties to homeless persons

125   

Duties to homeless persons: further amendments

Chapter 2

Social housing: tenure reform

Tenancy strategies

126   

Tenancy strategies

127   

Preparation of tenancy strategy

128   

Standards about tenancies etc

129   

Relationship between schemes and strategies

Flexible tenancies

130   

Flexible tenancies

131   

Flexible tenancies: other amendments

 
 

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Other provisions relating to tenancies of social housing

132   

Secure and assured tenancies: transfer of tenancy

133   

Further provisions about transfer of tenancy under section 132

134   

Succession to secure tenancies

135   

Succession to assured tenancies

136   

Assured shorthold tenancies following family intervention tenancies

137   

Assured shorthold tenancies: notice requirements

138   

Assured shorthold tenancies: rights to acquire

139   

Repairing obligations in leases of seven years or more

Chapter 3

Housing finance

140   

Abolition of Housing Revenue Account subsidy in England

141   

Settlement payments

142   

Further payments

143   

Further provisions about payments

144   

Limits on indebtedness

145   

Power to obtain information

146   

Determinations under this Chapter

147   

Interpretation

Chapter 4

Housing mobility

148   

Standards facilitating exchange of tenancies

149   

Assisting tenants of social landlords to become home owners

Chapter 5

Regulation of Social Housing

150   

Transfer of functions from the Office for Tenants and Social Landlords to the
Homes and Communities Agency

151   

Regulation of social housing

Chapter 6

Other housing matters

Wales

152   

Powers of the National Assembly for Wales

Housing ombudsman

153   

Housing complaints

154   

Transfer of functions to the Housing Ombudsman

155   

Transfer of functions to the Housing Ombudsman: supplementary

 
 

 
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