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Content published before December 2016

This page highlights some of the current parliamentary material available on regeneration in the planning process. This includes select committee reports, briefing papers on current legislation and other subjects produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

Commons Briefing Papers

02.11.2016Regional Growth Fund
This note examines the Regional Growth Fund, which is worth over 3.2 billion over the five years from 2011-12 to 2016-17. It is intended to promote the private sector in areas in England most at risk to public sector cuts.
14.06.2016Local Enterprise Partnerships
This note examines the history and current responsibilities of Local Enterprise Partnerships.
17.03.2016Enterprise Zones
The Government has announced the location of 44 Enterprise Zones in England, with plans for a further 4. Businesses in these small areas will benefit from tax and planning concessions and superfast broadband.
31.12.2014Garden Cities
New garden cities have been proposed as one way to meet the housing shortfall. A new garden city has been proposed at Ebbsfleet and the Government has published a prospectus detailing Government support for new garden city proposals. A number of studies propose different models for delivering garden cities. This note sets out what has been proposed so far for new garden cities in the future.
26.02.2014Community Infrastructure Levy
This note covers the method of financing infrastructure called Community Infrastructure Levy.
30.10.2013Housing Market Renewal Pathfinders
This note provides information on the Housing Market Renewal Pathfinder programme which was initiated under the Labour Government.
19.06.2013Comparison of the planning systems in the four UK countries
This paper has been prepared as an initiative of the Inter-Parliamentary Research and Information Network (IPRIN) with contributions from research staff working for each of the four UK legislatures.
13.12.2012Growth and Infrastructure Bill: Committee Stage Report
This is a report on the House of Commons Committee Stage of the Growth and Infrastructure Bill. It complements Research Paper 12/61 prepared for Commons Second Reading
01.11.2012Growth and Infrastructure Bill
The Growth and Infrastructure Bill seeks to reduce delays in the planning system and to facilitate new development, through various means. It would allow planning obligations (section 106 agreements) relating to affordable housing to be renegotiated. To promote economic growth, it makes provision for a planned revaluation of business rates in England to be postponed and to create a new employment status of employee owner. Its second reading date has been moved from 30 October to 5 November 2012.
07.02.2012Olympic Games and Regeneration
This note discusses the regeneration potential of the London Olympic Games

Lords Library Notes

30.10.2015Regeneration of East London since the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
This Library Note has been written to support the House of Lords debate on 5 November on the progress made in the regeneration of east London since the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
06.11.2012Debate on 8 November: Olympic and Paralympic Games Legacy
This Library Note explores the impact of the London 2012 Olympics on the UK economy, regeneration, sport and the broader cultural effects of hosting the Games.

Select Committee Reports

01.03.2010Regenerating the English Coalfields.
Public Accounts Committee report [Commons]

Early Day Motions

That this Housecelebrates the opening of Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre (HEART) in Leeds; recognises the amazing achievement of Headingley Development Trust in dedicating over ...
That this House welcomes the publication of the Review of CoalfieldsRegeneration by the Coalfield Regeneration Review Board; notes the impact on coalfield communities as a result of ...
That this House congratulates the Coalfield Regeneration Trust (CRT) for the determined work undertaken over the last 10 years to create opportunities for coalfield communities; notes ...
That this House congratulates the 800 members of the Headingley Development Trust on all their hard work and dedication in getting the go ahead for the Headingley Enterprise and Arts ...
That this House rejects the description of Easterhouse and Castlemilk as scummy estates by Fraser Nelson in The Spectator; condemns the use of sweeping and inaccurate descriptions to ...


  • Commons Briefing Papers (CBP) Papers providing in-depth and impartial analysis on every major piece of primary legislation and on other topics of public and parliamentary concern. Regular statistics papers are also published.
  • Early Day Motions (EDMs) - formal motions submitted by MPs in the House of Commons
  • POSTnotes (POST PN) - proactive four-page policy briefings from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology based on reviews of the research literature, interviews with stakeholders and peer review, commissioned by the POST Board
  • Lords Library Notes (LLN) - authored publications by the research section of the House of Lords Library that provide analysis of Bills, subjects for debate in the House and other issues of interest to Members.
  • Select Committee Reports - papers produced by all select committees of both Houses