Localism Bill — Clause 94 — Abolition of Regional Strategies — 7 Nov 2011 at 21:45
The majority of MPs voted against requiring transitional arrangements where regional planning policies called regional strategies are abolished.
Regional strategies set out policies in relation to sustainable economic growth, development and the use of land within the region. The strategies included policies to contribute to the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change.
Applications for planning permission had to be determined in accordance with the regional strategies and and other elements of the development plan unless material considerations indicated otherwise).
MPs were considering the Localism Bill
This vote was on:
- Amendment (a) proposed to Lords amendment 154 .
- The amendment (a) in question was:
- Line 13, at end add—
- ‘(3D) An order under subsection (3) or subsection (3B) must include transitional arrangements for all affected local authorities, including provision relating to national policy statements and local development plan documents.’.
Amendment 154 had stated:
- Page 71, line 40, leave out subsections (3) and (4) and insert—
- “(3) The Secretary of State may by order revoke the whole or any part of a regional strategy under Part 5 of that Act.
- (3A) An order under subsection (3) may, in particular, revoke all of the regional strategies (or all of the remaining regional strategies) under Part 5 of that Act.
- (3B) The Secretary of State may by order revoke the whole or any part of a direction under paragraph 1(3) of Schedule 8 to the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (directions preserving development plan policies) if and so far as it relates to a policy contained in a structure plan.
- (3C) An order under subsection (3B) may, in particular, revoke all directions (or all remaining directions) under paragraph 1(3) of that Schedule so far as they relate to policies contained in structure plans.”
This amendment would have affected clause 94 of the Bill titled "Abolition of regional strategies". Prior to the amendment the clause stated:
- 94 Abolition of regional strategies
- (1) The following provisions are repealed—
- (a) sections 82(1) and 83 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (effect of regional strategies), and
- (b) the remaining provisions of Part 5 of that Act (regional strategy).
- (2) Subsection (1)(b) does not apply to—
- (a) section 85(1) (consequential provision) of that Act,
- (b) Schedule 5 to that Act (regional strategy: amendments) (but see Part 15 of Schedule 25 to this Act), or
- (c) Part 4 of Schedule 7 to that Act (regional strategy: repeals).
- (3) The regional strategies under Part 5 of that Act are revoked.
- (4) A direction given by the Secretary of State under paragraph 1(3) of Schedule 8 to the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (directions preserving development plan policies) is revoked if and so far as it relates to a policy contained in a structure plan.
- (5) Schedule 8 (which contains amendments that are consequential on this section) has effect.
-  Explanatory notes to the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009
-  Parliament's webpage on the Localism Bill (now the Localism Act 2011)
-  Amendment paper for consideration of the Localism Bill on 7 November 2011
-  Page of Lords amendments to the Localism Bill 2 November 2011 containing amendment 154
-  Version of the Bill which the amendments affect
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 are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||256 (+1 tell)||0||0||84.0%|
|Lab||0||202 (+2 tell)||0||79.1%|
|LDem||49 (+1 tell)||0||0||87.7%|