Clause 90 — Duty to co-operate in relation to planning of sustainable development

Localism Bill (Ways and Means) – in the House of Commons at 10:26 pm on 17th May 2011.

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Amendments made: 144, page 61, line 4, after ‘authority,’, insert—

‘(aa) a county council in England that is not a local planning authority,’.

Amendment 145, page 61, line 7, after ‘(a)’, insert ‘, (aa)’.

Amendment 146, page 61, line 8, after ‘(b)’, insert ‘or subsection (7)’.

Amendment 147, page 61, line 11, after ‘person’, insert ‘—(a) ’.

Amendment 148, page 61, line 13, at end insert

‘, and

(b) to have regard to activities of a person within subsection (7) so far as they are relevant to activities within subsection (3).’.

Amendment 149, page 61, line 16, leave out from ‘documents,’ to end of line 17 and insert—

‘(c) the preparation of marine plans under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 for the English inshore region, the English offshore region or any part of either of those regions,

(d) activities that can reasonably be considered to prepare the way for activities within any of paragraphs (a) to (c) that are, or could be, contemplated, and

(e) activities that support activities within any of paragraphs (a) to (c),’.

Amendment 150, page 61, line 18, leave out from ‘to’ to end of line 20 and insert ‘a strategic matter.

(3A) For the purposes of subsection (3), each of the following is a “strategic matter”—

(a) sustainable development or use of land that has or would have a significant impact on at least two planning areas, including (in particular) sustainable development or use of land for or in connection with infrastructure that is strategic and has or would have a significant impact on at least two planning areas, and

(b) sustainable development or use of land in a two-tier area if the development or use—

(i) is a county matter, or

(ii) has or would have a significant impact on a county matter.

(3B) In subsection (3A)—

“county matter” has the meaning given by paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to the principal Act (ignoring sub-paragraph 1(1)(i)),

“planning area” means—

(a) the area of—(b) a National Park,(c) the Broads,(d) the English inshore region, or(e) the English offshore region, and

“two-tier area” means an area—

(a) for which there is a county council and a district council, but(b) which is not in a National Park.’.—

(Greg Clark.)

Amendment proposed: 298, page 61, line 20, at end insert—

‘(3A) The preparation of Joint Infrastructure Planning Guidance within subsection (3) must involve—

(a) a local planning authority who is also a member of a Local Enterprise Partnership as approved by the Secretary of State; and

(b) every other person within subsection (1).

(3B) The preparation of Joint Infrastructure Planning Guidance within subsection (3) includes in particular—

(a) the collection of evidence on issues defined in subsection (3C);

(b) the preparation of policy guidance in relation to issues defined in subsection (3C); and

(c) any other activities that support joint infrastructure planning.

(3C) For the purpose of subsection (3B) the issues to be addressed include—

(a) housing needs;

(b) climate mitigation and adaptation and in particular flood risk;

(c) economic development including retail needs;

(d) energy needs and capacity;

(e) biodiversity;

(f) natural resource use including water management; and

(g) transport.

(3D) The person or bodies defined in subsection (1) must exercise the function of Joint Infrastructure Planning with the aim of achieving sustainable development and must act under guidance, including as to the meaning of sustainable development, as set out in the UK Sustainable Development Strategy.’.—(Jack Dromey.)

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 212, Noes 313.

Division number 279 Localism Bill (Ways and Means) — Clause 90 — Duty to co-operate in relation to planning of sustainable development

Aye: 212 MPs

No: 313 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.