Housing and Planning Bill returns to the Lords

12 May 2016

The Housing and Planning Bill returned to the House of Lords on Wednesday 11 May for consideration of Commons amendments in 'ping pong'.

Consideration of Commons amendments: Wednesday 11 May

The Housing and Planning Bill has now completed its journey through Parliament. Royal Assent is scheduled for 12 May.  

Consideration of Commons amendments: Tuesday 10 May

Lords members considered proposed MPs changes relating to starter homes, affordable housing and neighbourhood rights of appeal.

Consideration of Commons amendments: Wednesday 4 May

Members of the Lords discussed Commons changes relating to carbon compliance standards for new homes and the link between earnings and social housing rents.

Third Reading: Wednesday 27 April

Members of the Lords discussed amendments on a range of issues including social housing and development orders. 

Report stage day five: Monday 25 April

Members of the Lords discussed amendments on a range of issues including planning in England and compulsory purchase orders.

Third reading of the bill is scheduled for 27 April.

Report stage day four: Wednesday 20 April

Members of the Lords discussed amendments on a range of issues including planning in England and basement developments.

Report stage day three: Monday 15 April

Members of the Lords discussed amendments on a range of issues including rents for high income social tenants, secure tenancies and regulation of social housing.

Report stage day two: Wednesday 13 April

Members of the Lords discussed amendments on a range of issues including social housing, right to buy and vacant high value local authority housing.

Report stage day one: Monday 11 April

Members of the Lords discussed amendments on a range of issues including starter homes, the database of rogue landlords, property agents and banning orders.

Committee stage day nine: Wednesday 23 March

Members of the House of Lords discussed the diversion of public footpaths, basement extensions, disposal of surplus land and the duties of public bodies.

Committee stage day eight: Tuesday 22 March

Members of the House of Lords discussed planning permission, and accessible housing. 

Committee stage day seven: Thursday 17 March

Members of the Lords discussed proposed changes on traveller sites, overcrowding, the role of local authorities and local planning, accessible housing and basement extensions. 

Committee stage day six: Monday 14 March

Members of the Lords discussed proposed changes to the bill on housing regeneration, community housing and tenancies. 

Committee stage day five: Monday 14 March

Members of the Lords discussed proposed changes to the bill on housing regeneration, community housing and tenancies. 

Committee stage day four: Tuesday 8 March

Members of the Lords discussed amendments on delivering accessible housing, community-led housing schemes and subterranean development works.

Committee stage day four: Tuesday 8 March

Members of the Lords discussed amendments relating to social housing, right to buy and neighbourhood forums.

Committee stage day three: Thursday 3 March

Members of the Lords discussed amendments relating to the provision of starter homes, carbon compliance standards for new homes and equity loan schemes.

Committee stage day two: Tuesday 1 March

Members of the Lords discussed amendments relating to tenancy deposits, termination of tenancies, right to buy and replacement of housing in rural areas.

Committee stage day one: Tuesday 9 February

Members of the Lords discussed amendments covering banning orders, extending the Housing Ombudsman Scheme, duties of landlords, and requirements around tenancy deposits.

Lords second reading: 26 January 2016

Members discussed the key principles of the bill, including its effects on social housing, the rented sector and those looking to buy a house. They also discussed its effects on the planning process and how it would help with home building.

Housing and Planning Bill summary

The bill will define laws around housing, estate agents, rent charges, planning and compulsory purchase.

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