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Housing and Planning Bill - Report (5th Day) (Continued)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 10:00 pm on 25th April 2016.

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Amendments 128D to 128J

Moved by Viscount Younger of Leckie

128D: Clause 166, page 85, line 22, leave out “a person who is in possession of” and insert “an occupier with an interest in”

128E: Clause 166, page 85, line 22, leave out “the person” and insert “the occupier”

128F: Clause 166, page 85, line 25, leave out “the person” and insert “the occupier”

128G: Clause 166, page 85, line 33, at end insert—“(3A) A counter-notice under subsection (1) has no effect if the notice to treat relating to the land is withdrawn or ceases to have effect before the date specified in the counter-notice.(3B) A counter-notice under subsection (1) has no effect if it would require an acquiring authority to take possession of land at a time when section 11A or paragraph 5 of Schedule 2A prohibit the authority from entering on and taking possession of the land.(3C) If subsection (3B) applies, the authority must notify the occupier who served the counter-notice—(a) that the counter-notice has no effect, and(b) if the authority serve a notice of entry as mentioned in section 11A(2)(b), of the date after which the authority could enter on and take possession of the land.(3D) If a counter-notice served under subsection (1) has no effect because of subsection (3B), the occupier who served it may serve a further counter-notice.”

128H: Clause 166, page 85, line 35, leave out “person who is in possession of” and insert “occupier with the same interest in”

128J: Clause 166, page 85, line 36, leave out “person in possession” and insert “occupier with an interest in land”

Amendments 128D to 128J agreed.

Clause 168: Corresponding amendments to the New Towns Act 1981