Further to the updates below on this subject, the December 2022 issue of Insights gave more details on #LURB including that the Government had suspended the Commons Report Stage discussions on amendments to the Bill, due to Tory MPs’ rebellion against Government imposition of housing targets.
The Secretary of State considered the points made and the proposals for changes submitted for the Bill and he wrote a letter to MPs on 5th December about them and followed it with a statement outlining amendments to the Bill and other Government planning intentions.
The lawyer Simon Ricketts wrote a blog about those and an article on the most significant planning changes was published in PlanningResource.
Several of the Minister’s proposals are welcome, particularly the emphasis on placing local communities at the heart of the planning system.
The second day of the Bill’s deferred Report Stage was held on 13th December 2022 and London Forum will be analysing the fate of LURB amendments that had been proposed and submitting changes for consideration in the House of Lords where Peers commence their work on the bill from January 17th 2023.