Housing and planning
Housing and planning news from UK Parliament.
Permitted development rights – Government should review role of certain PDRs, say MPs
Committee publishes their report on Permitted development rights
22 July 2021
Lords votes on Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill
Members vote on ground rents and financial impact for leaseholders. Catch up
21 July 2021
Estimates day debate on building safety
Committee chair and other Members of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee will speak in the House of Commons Chamber
29 June 2021
Housing inquiry launched by new Lords Built Environment Committee
The new House of Lords Built Environment Committee launches its first inquiry on the demand for housing in the UK.
29 June 2021
Four short debates in the Lords
Members discuss human rights sanctions, housing developments on flood plains, Official Development Assistance and the Child Maintenance Service. Learn more
25 June 2021
Chair to make statement in the chamber about Committee’s planning report
Chair to make a statement in the House of Commons chamber relating to the committee’s report on the future of the planning system in England
17 June 2021
How will COVID-19 impact housing and green spaces in towns and cities?
On Tuesday 22 June, the COVID-19 Committee explores the impact of the pandemic on housing and green spaces in towns and cities.
15 June 2021
Landlords’ association, local authority and charities questioned on housing benefit policy
The Work and Pensions Committee examines Local Housing Allowance and housing supply
08 June 2021
Evidence session on Permitted Development Rights with Policy Exchange, London First and YIMBY Alliance
Committee holds evidence session on Permitted Development Rights with planning policy experts
07 June 2021
Lords debates Queen's Speech
Members discuss foreign affairs and defence on the last of five days of debate on the Queen's Speech. Find out more
20 May 2021
Committee examines impact of changes to Permitted Development Rights
Committee to hold the first session of its inquiry into Permitted Development Rights
17 May 2021
‘Levelling up’ inquiry: Ministers to be questioned by Committee, Tuesday 18th May, 10.30am
The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee concludes its ‘levelling up’ inquiry with an evidence hearing featuring Government Ministers from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
14 May 2021
Specialist Adviser vacancy for EAC inquiry into 'Sustainability of the built environment'
Can you help Parliament find the best routes to net zero for future building needs?
07 May 2021
Highlights from the 2019-21 session in the Lords
Read more about the House's work checking and revising legislation, debating key issues, and scrutinising the decisions and actions of the government.
07 May 2021
'Scrap cladding loan scheme,' says committee
The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has urged the Government to re-commit to the principle that leaseholders should not have to pay for the removal of unsafe cladding from their homes.
29 April 2021