Housing and Planning Bill — Report (5th Day) (Continued) — 25 Apr 2016 at 21:00

Lord Prescott was absent

Moved by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park

120A: Clause 145, page 74, line 23, leave out subsections (1) and (2) and insert- “(1) The Secretary of State may by regulations provide for temporary arrangements in particular areas to test the practicality and desirability of competition in the processing (but not determining) of applications to do with planning.(1A) The regulations may make provision-(a) for an application for planning permission that falls to be determined by a specified local planning authority in England to be processed, if the applicant so chooses, not by that authority but by a designated person;(b) for any connected application also to be processed by a designated person and not by that authority.(2) The regulations must specify a period after which any such provision ceases to apply.That period (whether as originally specified or as subsequently extended) must end no later than five years after the first regulations under this section come into force.”

Moved by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park

121: Clause 145, page 74, line 31, at end insert-“( ) The Secretary of State must- (a) review the operation and effectiveness of any arrangements made under the regulations;(b) no later than 12 months after the date when the arrangements (or the last of them) cease to have effect-(i) lay a report before each House of Parliament, or(ii) make a statement to the House of Parliament of which that Secretary of State is a member,setting out the results and conclusions of the review.”

121A: Clause 145, page 74, line 33, leave out “planning applications for” and insert “applications that relate to”

121B: Clause 145, page 74, line 36, leave out “planning applications for” and insert “applications that relate to”

Moved by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park

121C: Clause 145, page 74, line 41, at end insert-“( ) The regulations may not contain anything that allows or requires, or could allow or require, the responsible planning authority’s duty to determine an application to be carried out, to any extent, by a designated person on the authority’s behalf.“( ) Nothing said or done by a designated person appointed under the regulations to process an application is binding on the responsible planning authority when determining the application.“( ) Before making the first regulations under this section the Secretary of State must consult such representatives of local planning authorities, and such other persons, as the Secretary of State thinks fit.”

Moved by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park

121D: Clause 145, page 75, line 2, leave out “a planning” and insert “an”

Moved by Lord True

121E: Clause 145, page 75, line 4, at end insert “except for-(i) the compilation of a report for a meeting of the planning, planning sub-committee, development control committee or other committee of the local planning authority convened to determine the application concerned, unless that report has been approved by a planning officer independent of the applicant, and(ii) the provision of a recommendation to the determining committee as to how to determine the application, which must always be made by an officer independent of the applicant or of objectors,”

Moved by Baroness Williams of Trafford

121F: Clause 145, page 75, line 6, at end insert-“(6A) In this group of sections “connected application”, in relation to an application for planning permission that is to be or has been processed by a designated person under the regulations (“the main application”), means-(a) an application for approval of a matter reserved under an outline planning permission within the meaning of section 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (where the main application resulted in the grant of such permission), or(b) an application of a specified description, made under or by virtue of an enactment about planning, that relates to some or all of the land to which the main application relates.”

Moved by Lord Kennedy of Southwark

122: Clause 145, page 75, line 7, leave out second “person” and insert “local authority or public body”

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Con152 (+2 tell) 060.2%
Crossbench3 01.7%
Lab0 10 (+2 tell)5.5%
LDem21 019.3%
UUP2 0100.0%
Total:178 1025.0%

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