Motions on recent changes to planning rules

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development etc.) (England) (Amendment) Order 2021 introduces several changes to the local planning framework. It makes it easier to convert a wider range of commercial buildings to residential use; allows further development of schools, colleges, universities, hospitals, prisons and ports; and implements a ‘retain and explain’ policy for certain statues, memorials and monuments. The House of Lords is set to debate motions to reject or ‘regret’ the changes.

Motions on recent changes to planning rules

Charities Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages

The Charities Bill [HL] was announced in the Queen’s Speech on 11 May 2021 and introduced in the House of Lords on 26 May 2021. It is a Law Commission bill and is expected to be subject to the special procedure for these types of bills. In the Lords, this includes the possibility of it being considered by a second reading committee and by a special public bill committee, rather than having the usual House second reading and committee stages.

Charities Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages