Planning and Local Representation Bill 2021-22


give people who have made representations about development plans the right to participate in associated examination hearings; to require public consultation on development proposals; to grant local authorities power to apply local design standards for permitted development and to refuse permitted development proposals that would be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of an individual or community; to make planning permission for major housing schemes subject to associated works starting within two years; and for connected purposes.

Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule)

What is this Bill?

The Planning and Local Representation Bill is a Ten Minute Rule Bill tabled by Rachel Hopkins.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 14 July 2021 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an MP (Rachel Hopkins), not the Government.

What type of Bill is this?

A Ten Minute Rule Bill is a process of tabling a bill, where an MP has 10 minutes to advocate for their legislation to the Commons and the Minister responsible.

So is this going to become a law?

Ten Minute Rule Bills do not receive any legislative priority and will only become an Act of Parliament if there is unanimous consent of MPs.

However, the legislative proposal may be adopted by the Government, particularly if the proposed legislation can be implemented without a Bill.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Ten Minute Rule Bill, Private Members Bill, Process of a Bill

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Next Event: 21 Jan 2022 - 2nd reading (Commons)

Last Event: 14 Jul 2021 - 1st reading (Commons)

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14/07/2021