Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Commons stages

28 April 2017

Both the House of Commons and the House of Lords have agreed on the text of the Neighbourhood Planning Bill. The Bill received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 becoming an Act of Parliament (law).

The Neighbourhood Planning Bill

Summary of the Bill

This Bill seeks to make provision about planning and compulsory purchase; and for connected purposes.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Neighbourhood Planning Bill and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Commons stages

Royal Assent

The Neighbourhood Planning Bill received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 becoming an Act of Parliament (law).

Consideration of Lords Amendments

A number of Lords amendments to the Neighbourhood Planning Bill were agreed to. A Reasons Committee was established to explain why the Commons disagreed with Lords Amendment 12. The Bill was returned to the House of Lords for further scrutiny. The House of Lords agreed to the Commons amendments and the Bill received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017.

Commons remaining stages (Report stage and Third reading)

Both the Report Stage and Third Reading of the Neighbourhood Planning Bill took place on Tuesday 13 December in the House of Commons.

The Bill passed its Third Reading without a division and progressed to the Lords.

Public Bill Committee Stage

The Public Bill Committee considered the Bill from 18 - 27 October. The Public Bill Committee then reported to the House with amendments.

Find out more about the Public Bill Committee:

Second Reading

MPs debated the Second Reading of the Neighbourhood Planning Bill on 16 October 2016. The Bill passed Second Reading without a division. MPs debate the main principles of the Bill at Second Reading.

Related information

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

The Library published briefing papers for the Bill's previous stages.

Watching proceedings from the public gallery

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