Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill — Report (6th Day) — Amendment 198 — 6 Sep 2023 at 13:30
Moved by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
198: After Clause 94, insert the following new Clause-“Duty to reduce health inequalities and improve well-being(1) For the purposes of this section “the general health and well-being objective” is the reduction of health inequalities and the improvement of well-being through the exercise of planning functions in relation to England.(2) A local planning authority must ensure that the development plan for their area includes policies designed to secure that the development and use of land contribute to the general health and well-being objective.(3) In considering whether to grant planning permission or permission in principle and related approvals, a local planning authority or, as the case may be, the Secretary of State must ensure the decision is consistent with achieving the general health and well-being objective.(4) In complying with this section, a local planning authority or, as the case may be, the Secretary of State must have special regard to the desirability of-(a) ensuring that key destinations such as essential shops, schools, parks and open spaces, health facilities and public transport services are in safe and convenient proximity on foot to homes;(b) facilitating access to these key destinations and creating opportunities for everyone to be physically active by improving existing, and creating new, walking and cycling routes and networks;(c) increasing access to high-quality green infra-structure;(d) ensuring a supply of housing which is affordable to and meets the health, accessibility and well-being needs of people who live in the local planning authority's area.”Member's explanatory statementThis new Clause would create a requirement for local planning authorities to include policies in their development plans which contribute to a new general health and well-being objective. It requires local planning authorities and the Secretary of State to ensure consistency with this objective when deciding whether to grant planning permission or permission in principle and related approvals, such as reserved matters.
Ayes 176, Noes 178.
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.
|Party||Majority (Content)||Minority (Not-Content)||Turnout|
|Con||0||154 (+2 tell)||56.5%|
|Lab||91 (+2 tell)||0||51.7%|
|Lord Carrington||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Baroness Cavendish of Little Venice||Crossbench||no|
|Lord Cromwell||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Baroness Falkner of Margravine||Crossbench||no|
|The Earl of Lytton||Crossbench||no|
|Lord Vaux of Harrowden||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Austin of Dudley||Non-affiliated||aye|
|Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick||Non-affiliated (front bench)||aye|