Lords debates planning system and land use
28 October 2021
The House of Lords debated developing a land framework strategy which integrates decision-making and processes and promotes multifunctionality of land use, on Thursday 28 October.
Baroness Young of Old Scone (Labour), Chair of Woodland Trust, put forward the debate.
Land use framework
Members debated the case for integrating the planning system with other infrastructure, landscape and argicultural land processes, under an overarching land use framework.
This was a general debate. During debates, members put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns.
Members speaking included:
- Lord Deben (Conservative), Chair of Committee on Climate Change
- Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville (Liberal Democrat), former Leader, Somerset County Council
- Baroness Jones of Whitchurch (Labour), Shadow Spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lord Greenhalgh (Conservative), Minister at Department for Housing and Communities, responded on behalf of the government.
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