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Notices of Amendments


given on


Thursday 28 April 2011


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Consideration of Bill


Localism Bill, As Amended


The purpose of planning


Joan Walley


Mr Clive Betts




To move the following Clause:—



The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 is amended as follows.



Before section 1 insert—



Purpose of Planning



The purpose of the planning system is to achieve sustainable





Any person exercising functions and duties under the planning Acts must


do so with the objective of achieving sustainable development and shall


have regard in doing so to any guidance given for that purpose by the


Secretary of State.






In this Act—



‘sustainable development’ means development that meets the


social, economic and environmental needs of the present without


compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own


needs including the application of the following principles:



living within environmental limits;



ensuring a strong, healthy and just society;



achieving a sustainable economy;



promoting good governance;



using sound science responsibly;



‘the planning Acts’ means—


Notices of Amendments: 28 April 2011                  



Localism Bill, continued



the Localism Act 2011;



the Planning Act 2008;



this Act;



the Town and Country Planning Act 1990;



the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas)


Act 1990;



the Planning (Hazardous Substances) act 1990; and



the Planning (Consequential Provisions) Act 1990.”’.



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