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Results 121–140 of 1401 for speaker:Lord Barwell

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Duty to have regard to post-examination neighbourhood development plan (28 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: I was just looking around to see whether my near neighbour, my hon. Friend the Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill), was there, and he is. I will happily give way to him.

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Duty to have regard to post-examination neighbourhood development plan (28 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for his kind words, and I have tried to approach the entire Bill in the same spirit. It is fair to say that the Housing and Planning Act 2016 had a rather difficult passage through Parliament, and with this Bill we wanted to build the broadest possible coalition behind the changes that the Government are making to try to drive up the amount of housing that we...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Duty to have regard to post-examination neighbourhood development plan (28 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: I beg to move, That this House agrees with Lords amendment 1.

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Duty to have regard to post-examination neighbourhood development plan (28 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: The shadow Minister has caused confusion by not objecting to proposals that some anticipated he might object to. That is fine by the Government, and I will happily proceed. I am probably also right in saying that Members who wish to speak on this group of amendments might have anticipated the debate on the second group lasting for longer. I will try to talk at a little more length to give my...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Duty to have regard to post-examination neighbourhood development plan (28 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: I am obviously aware of the Greater Manchester spatial strategy. I need to be a little careful, for reasons I am sure the hon. Gentleman will understand, not to comment on the detail of that, because it may well end up on my desk. However, he raises a really important point. The Government are very interested in the wider application of the process that is happening in Greater Manchester. As...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Duty to have regard to post-examination neighbourhood development plan (28 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: I will in a second, because I suspect that my hon. Friend has a very similar issue—potentially —in his area. I will certainly reflect, in any regulations that we might bring forward, on what the issues might be when there is a wider strategic plan. If the hon. Member for Oldham West and Royton (Jim McMahon) wishes to talk to me informally about some of the things he has experienced, I...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Change of use of drinking establishments (28 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: I am happy to say that it is quite clear, both from the debate in the other place and this debate today, that Parliament has expressed a very clear will on this issue. Obviously, I hope that everybody in the industry will, in the intervening period, respect that the clear will of Parliament has been expressed in this debate. My hon. Friend the Member for St Albans (Mrs Main) made the very...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Change of use of drinking establishments (28 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: I will certainly look at that issue and come back to the hon. Gentleman, as he raises a fair point. My right hon. Friend the Member for Wokingham (John Redwood), perhaps predictably for those who know him well, made the very important point that, ultimately, the way in which we protect pubs in the country is through customers—through people using and supporting those local facilities. I...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Restrictions On Power To Impose Planning Conditions (28 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: I beg to move, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 12.

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Restrictions On Power To Impose Planning Conditions (28 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: In contrast to the debate on pubs, which was really an issue that arose on Report thanks to the hon. Member for Leeds North West tabling his amendment, there have been extensive debates on the planning conditions clause during the passage of the Bill through both Houses. The Government have tabled a number of amendments seeking to address the concerns that have been raised in both Houses and...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Change of use of drinking establishments (28 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: This has been a very positive and productive debate. Let me respond briefly to a few of the points that have been mentioned. I must pay tribute to the hon. Member for Chesterfield (Toby Perkins) for the role that he plays in leading the pubs all-party group and for the lobbying that he has done on this issue. In referring to his numerous visits to pubs, he said that behind every door is a...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Change of use of drinking establishments (28 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: If the hon. Gentleman will bear with me, I think he will get exactly the clarification that he is looking for—but the simple answer is yes. I shall come on to it again later in my speech. I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for his kind words. The Government’s intent is very much to honour the principle behind the Lords amendment, but we believe we have a better solution that will provide...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Change of use of drinking establishments (28 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: That has got to be one of the kindest invitations that I have received so far in my ministerial career. I have already given an undertaking and I very much look forward to visiting the hon. Gentleman’s constituency. I am trying to combine it with an event in the Sheffield city region, looking at housing. The hon. Gentleman serves on the Public Bill Committee and he is a passionate advocate...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Change of use of drinking establishments (28 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: I think my hon. Friend shares my concern that we need to ensure that St Albans gets an up-to-date local plan in place as quickly as possible to provide the housing that is so desperately needed in that part of the world. My hon. Friend has spoken to me about it several times, and I know that other Members who represent the local authority area share her concern. We need to avoid perverse...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Change of use of drinking establishments (28 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: I beg to move, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 22.

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Change of use of drinking establishments (28 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: Before I get into the detail of the amendments, I would like to put on record my thanks to my noble Friend and ministerial colleague Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, who ably steered the Bill through the Lords. I would also like to thank one of my distinguished predecessors as Housing Minister, Lord Young of Cookham, who led on the compulsory purchase provisions, which we will touch on in the...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Change of use of drinking establishments (28 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: If the hon. Lady bears with me for a few minutes, I will make that crystal clear and, I hope, provide the reassurance she is looking for. The changes in respect of permitted development rights for the change of use or demolition of pubs mean that in future a planning application will be required in all cases. This will also be the case for premises in mixed use, for example as a pub and a...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Change of use of drinking establishments (28 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: Clearly, those are arguments that could be made by an applicant in respect of a particular planning application, but the Government are not proposing to allow any permitted development rights in that regard. It would require the local authority to consider the planning application and to reach a decision. I am sure that in respect of what my right hon. Friend and others have said, those...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Forests: Planning Permission (28 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: The National Planning Policy Framework provides strong protection for irreplaceable habitats such as ancient woodland and veteran trees. In addition, on 7 February we published the Housing White Paper, Fixing our broken housing market. Through this we are consulting on placing our policy to include ancient woodland and veteran trees alongside other national policies which the Government...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Communities and Local Government: Neighbourhood Planning Bill: English Votes for English Laws (28 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: I am pleased to announce the publication of analysis of English Votes for English Laws in relation to Government and non-Government amendments made to the Neighbourhood Planning Bill during its passage through the House of Lords. The English Votes for English Laws process applies to public bills in the House of Commons. To support the process, the Government has agreed that it will provide...


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