The future of the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill will not be clarified until Parliament reconvenes in October 2022. Meanwhile, Hugh Ellis of TCPA has written a blog about the situation.
Clive Betts MP Chair of the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee wrote on 24th August 2022 to Secretary of State the Rt Hon Greg Clark, MP, with concerns about the Bill.
Mr Betts commented that “It has been difficult to conduct scrutiny due to a lot of the detail of the provisions having not yet been published. Our advice is that more information is provided on what the Government’s intentions are, and that the Government states unambiguously that it is not seeking to centralise planning decisions.” He received the reply here.
The Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill Committee has completed its discussion of the clauses and amendments proposed for the Bill which in November 2022 will enter its Report Stage and then be assessed in the House of Lords.