Planning (Enforcement) Bill 2021-22


create offences relating to repeat breaches of planning controls; to make provision about penalties for planning offences; to establish a national register of persons who have committed planning offences or breached planning controls and make associated provision about planning applications; and for connected purposes.

Private Members' Bill (Ballot Bill)

What is this Bill?

The Planning (Enforcement) Bill is a Ballot Bill tabled by Ben Spencer.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 16 June 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 (Ben Spencer), not the Government.

What type of Bill is this?

20 Ballot Bills places are awarded by lottery to backbench MP's at the start of each Session. These Bills receive precedence for debate in the Commons and a handful will succeed in becoming enacted into law.

The higher chance of success means MPs who win a ballot slot are frequently lobbied by groups wishing to have legislation tabled on their behalf, but the choice of bill ultimately remains with the MP.

So is this going to become a law?

Historically, between 3 and 13 of the 20 Ballot Bills have succeeded in becoming enacted into law. Therefore, provided this bill is sufficiently high in the Ballot and the Government has no means to object to the bill, it has the greatest chance of PMBs to be enacted into law.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Ballot Bill, Private Members Bill, Process of a Bill

Official Bill Page

Next Event: There is no future stage currently scheduled for this bill

Last Event: 19 Nov 2021 - 2nd reading (Commons)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons - 40%

Latest Key documents

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

19/11/2021
2nd reading (Commons)
17/11/2021
Bill
Bill 23 2021-22 (as introduced)
16/06/2021
1st reading (Commons)