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Lords debates planning system and land use

28 October 2021

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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

Members speaking included:

Lord Harlech (Conservative), agricultural and residential landownder, made his maiden speech.

Lord Greenhalgh (Conservative), Minister at Department for Housing and Communities, responded on behalf of the government.

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Watch and read the debate

Catch up on Parliament TV or read a transcript in Lords Hansard.

Explore background information

Find out more about the issues the debate covers in the House of Lords Library briefing.

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