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Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Local Government: East Riding ( 2 May 2023)

Baroness Pinnock: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Local Government (Levelling Up), during her visit to Hull on 28 February that she would like to see a devolution deal for Hull and the East Riding “sooner rather than later”, when they will provide further details of any plans.

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (11th Day) (Continued): Amendment 289 (24 Apr 2023)

Baroness Pinnock: My Lords, my noble friend Lady Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville was unable to remain in your Lordships’ House to this late hour and has passed me some notes to which I will speak, if that is okay. She wished to speak in particular to Amendment 289, to which she added her name, and wishes the noble Lord, Lord Randall, a speedy recovery. As others have said, the wild belt definition was...

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (11th Day) (Continued): Amendment 288 (24 Apr 2023)

Baroness Pinnock: My Lords, I thank particularly the noble Baroness, Lady Hayman, for her full-hearted support for this amendment and the approach that it is taking. I thank the Minister for her full reply. Yes, planning applications are currently considered in relation to safety, but the difficulty is: through whose eyes is safety being considered? What I am trying to suggest to your Lordships’ Committee in...

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (11th Day) (Continued): Amendment 288 (24 Apr 2023)

Baroness Pinnock: My Lords, we have discussed for many hours now the importance of a plan-led process and the outcomes of planning. Planning has the power to create great, safe, appealing places. Equally, poor planning has the ability to create places that do not feel safe and do not appeal to many of our fellow citizens. Amendment 288 asks the Government to have a consultation once the Bill is enacted in...

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (11th Day) (Continued): Amendment 285A (24 Apr 2023)

Baroness Pinnock: My Lords, I thank the Minister for introducing these three amendments, which enable planning appeals to be heard virtually, where the choice is being made by an appointed inspector. I wholly support the opportunity for virtual hearings. Currently, as the Minister explained, there are two options for appeal hearings: one is by written procedure and the other is by a full public hearing. It is...

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (11th Day) (Continued): Amendment 285A (24 Apr 2023)

Baroness Pinnock: My understanding, then, is that in the instance of a local plan hearing, the local planning authority would decide whether it should—the Minister is shaking her head, so I have misunderstood. Therefore, the appointed planning inspector makes the decision whether it will be in public or online.

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (11th Day) (Continued): Amendment 285A (24 Apr 2023)

Baroness Pinnock: I therefore seek assurance that those members of the public—and in some cases members of the council, presumably—would be able to ask for it to be held in person if that was more relevant and appropriate.

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (11th Day) (Continued): Amendment 281CA (24 Apr 2023)

Baroness Pinnock: My Lords, these amendments support moves that will enable self and custom build, as the noble Lord, Lord Best, said. It is an important sector that is not especially helped by previous legislation, but these amendments may help. I have a question. I have an example where planning consent was given, with some concessions made, by the planning department to a small number of people who wanted...

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (11th Day): Amendment 274 (24 Apr 2023)

Baroness Pinnock: My Lords, the Grenfell fire tragedy of June 2017 has rightly ensured that many of us in this Chamber have put our minds to the outrageous way in which the construction industry failed to meet existing building safety regulations and how material manufacturers knowingly sold flammable cladding materials to be put on high-rise blocks of flats. That is not me saying that; the inquiry into the...

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (11th Day): Amendment 267 (24 Apr 2023)

Baroness Pinnock: My Lords, I speak to my Amendment 287, which would achieve a planning fee system that would cover costs for local planning authorities. It largely mirrors Amendment 267 in the names of the noble Lord, Lord Young of Cookham, and my noble friend Lady Thornhill. I concur entirely with his arguments, but have some additional points to make in support of the plea to enable local planning...

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (11th Day) (24 Apr 2023)

Baroness Pinnock: I thank the Minister for the information she has provided about sanctions and so on. I wait to see how firm those sanctions are. On the issue of local planning authorities having the power, basically, to dictate to a commercial enterprise what is developed on a site that the commercial enterprise owns, I would love to hear what powers the LPA will have in that regard.

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (11th Day) (24 Apr 2023)

Baroness Pinnock: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Taylor of Stevenage, and the noble Lord, Lord Best, for raising these important points about buildout. I will address the noble Baroness’s amendment first. Too many developers choose to land bank having achieved planning permission on a particular site. We know from Local Government Association data that there are more than 1 million housing units...

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (10th Day): Amendment 257B (20 Apr 2023)

Baroness Pinnock: I thank the Minister for his careful response to the concerns that have been raised. I said at the outset that I understand that some planning decisions must be made rapidly in the national interest. However, unrestrained power for an undefined purpose of national importance, as the noble Earl, Lord Lytton, said, is at the heart of this. The Executive are taking too much power without being...

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (10th Day): Amendment 248 (20 Apr 2023)

Baroness Pinnock: Near the beginning of my speech, I asked the Minister if he would be able to define a street. Could he do so now?

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (10th Day): Amendment 257B (20 Apr 2023)

Baroness Pinnock: My Lords, my Amendment 257B is to Clause 101, by which the Government will centralise to the Secretary of State some of the most important planning decisions that will be taken in any locality. The example that I will use is that of the proposed use of former airfield accommodation for housing asylum seekers. I do not want to debate the principle of that today—it is a proposal by the...

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (10th Day): Amendment 248 (20 Apr 2023)

Baroness Pinnock: I apologise. The noble Earl said that commercial developments in an area would have a vote, but how would they be on the electoral roll? Clause 99 says they would be.

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (10th Day): Amendment 248 (20 Apr 2023)

Baroness Pinnock: So could Tesco, for instance, have a vote, if there was a little Tesco Express on the street?

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (10th Day): Amendment 248 (20 Apr 2023)

Baroness Pinnock: This gets more interesting by the day.

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (10th Day): Amendment 248 (20 Apr 2023)

Baroness Pinnock: My Lords, I think we can say that there has been a less than enthusiastic response to the proposals in Clause 99, and I endorse everything said by the three previous speakers. Rather than laying out any other reasons in great detail, which other noble Lords have done, my questions for the Minister are these. First, what is the problem to which this is the solution? Secondly, what is a street?...

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (10th Day): Amendment 247 (20 Apr 2023)

Baroness Pinnock: My Lords, I have a lot of sympathy with the views expressed by the noble Lord, Lord Lexden, about conservation areas and permitted development rights. For residents who are fortunate enough to live in a conservation area, it is both a privilege and a responsibility. When the noble Lord was trying balance homeowners wanting to make appropriate changes—and sometimes inappropriate...


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