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Bill documents — Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017

Act of Parliament

Full text of the Act of Parliament as passed by Parliament (this is the Act in its original state. The Act may have been amended by another Act and any such amendments are not shown in this version).

House Act of Parliament Date
Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 c.20 27.04.2017

Bills

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

House Bill Date
Lords HL Bill 121 Commons reason and amendments in lieu | PDF version, 64KB 29.03.2017
Commons Bill 157 2016-17, Lords Amendments to the Bill | PDF version, 178KB 16.03.2017
Lords HL Bill 106 (as amended on Report) | PDF version, 260KB 28.02.2017
Lords HL Bill 101 (as amended in Grand Committee) | PDF version, 250KB 08.02.2017
Lords HL Bill 86 (as introduced) | PDF version, 252KB 14.12.2016
Commons Bill 83 2016-17, as amended in Public Bill Committee | PDF version, 244KB 01.11.2016
Commons Bill 61 2016-17, as introduced | PDF version, 220KB 07.09.2016

Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee of the whole House and in Public Bill Committees in the House of Commons

House Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons Date
Commons Version of the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 404KB) 01.11.2016

Tracked changes versions of Bills: Lords

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee, Grand Committee or in Special Public Bill Committee in the House of Lords

House Tracked changes versions of Bills: Lords Date
Lords Version of the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 328KB) 09.02.2017

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 157-EN 2016-17 | PDF version, 225KB 16.03.2017
Lords HL Bill 86 Explanatory Notes | PDF version, 689KB 14.12.2016
Commons Bill 61-EN 2016-17 | PDF version, 417KB 07.09.2016

Delegated Powers Memoranda

The Government provide a delegated powers memorandum for all public (including hybrid) bills to justify the delegation of powers, usually to Ministers, in the bill.

House Delegated Powers Memorandum Date
Lords Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Further supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum (2) (PDF, 79KB) 09.03.2017
Lords Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Further supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF, 82KB) 20.02.2017
Lords Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF, 108KB) 25.01.2017
Lords Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF, 289KB) 09.01.2017

"English votes for English laws"

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House English votes for English laws Date
Commons Signed Speaker's Certificate - 29 March 2017 (PDF, 63KB) 30.03.2017
Commons Legislative Grand Committee England Consent Motion 13 December 2016 (PDF, 14KB) 13.12.2016
Commons Legislative Grand Committee England and Wales Consent Motion 13 December 2016 (PDF, 14KB) 13.12.2016
Commons Signed Speaker's Certificate - 13 December 2016 (PDF, 56KB) 13.12.2016
Commons Speaker's Provisional Certificate - 7 December 2016 (PDF, 270KB) 12.12.2016
Commons Memorandum on Committee and Report Stage Amendments (PDF, 142KB) 07.12.2016
Commons Speaker's Certificate - 14 September 2016 (PDF, 56KB) 15.09.2016

Amendment papers

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed.

See Lords amendments on the new Lords amendments page

House Amendment Paper Date
Lords HL Bill 121-I Marshalled list for consideration of Commons reason and amendments (PDF, 67KB) 24.04.2017
Lords HL Bill 121(a) Motions for consideration of Commons reason and amendments (PDF, 53KB) 05.04.2017
Commons Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 28 March 2017 | PDF version, 136KB 28.03.2017
Commons Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 24 March 2017 | PDF version, 137KB 27.03.2017
Commons Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 23 March 2017 | PDF version, 117KB 24.03.2017
Lords HL Bill 106-I Marshalled list for Third Reading (PDF, 74KB) 14.03.2017
Lords HL Bill 106(a) Amendments for Third Reading (PDF, 66KB) 08.03.2017
Lords HL Bill 101-II(Rev) Revised second marshalled list for Report (PDF, 104KB) 27.02.2017
Lords HL Bill 101-II Second marshalled list for Report (PDF, 104KB) 24.02.2017
Lords HL Bill 101-I(Rev)(a) Amendment for Report, supplementary to the revised marshalled list (PDF, 61KB) 23.02.2017
Lords HL Bill 101-I(Rev) Revised marshalled list for Report (PDF, 122KB) 22.02.2017
Lords HL Bill 101-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF, 116KB) 21.02.2017
Lords HL Bill 101(e) Amendments for Report (PDF, 65KB) 20.02.2017
Lords HL Bill 101(d) Amendments for Report (PDF, 58KB) 16.02.2017
Lords HL Bill 101(c) Amendments for Report (PDF, 57KB) 14.02.2017
Lords HL Bill 101(b) Amendments for Report (PDF, 65KB) 13.02.2017
Lords HL Bill 101(a) Amendments for Report (PDF, 58KB) 10.02.2017
Lords HL Bill 86-IV Fourth marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF, 105KB) 06.02.2017
Lords HL Bill 86-III Third marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF, 125KB) 02.02.2017
Lords HL Bill 86-II(Rev) Revised second marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF, 138KB) 01.02.2017
Lords HL Bill 86-II Second marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF, 137KB) 31.01.2017
Lords HL Bill 86-I(Rev) Revised marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF, 153KB) 30.01.2017
Lords HL Bill 86-I Marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF, 159KB) 27.01.2017
Lords HL Bill 86(d) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF, 82KB) 26.01.2017
Lords HL Bill 86(c) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF, 73KB) 25.01.2017
Lords HL Bill 86(b) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF, 78KB) 24.01.2017
Lords HL Bill 86(a) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF, 61KB) 23.01.2017
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 13 December 2016 | PDF version, 186KB 13.12.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 9 December 2016 | PDF version, 184KB 12.12.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 8 December 2016 | PDF version, 182KB 09.12.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 7 December 2016 | PDF version, 170KB 08.12.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 6 December 2016 | PDF version, 155KB 07.12.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 5 December 2016 | PDF version, 140KB 06.12.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 17 November 2016 | PDF version, 116KB 18.11.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 16 November 2016 | PDF version, 108KB 17.11.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 2 November 2016 | PDF version, 113KB 03.11.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 27 October 2016 | PDF version, 188KB 27.10.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 25 October 2016 | PDF version, 187KB 26.10.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 25 October 2016 | PDF version, 196KB 25.10.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 20 October 2016 | PDF version, 190KB 21.10.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 20 October 2016 | PDF version, 190KB 20.10.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 18 October 2016 | PDF version, 185KB 19.10.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 18 October 2016 | PDF version, 156KB 18.10.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 14 October 2016 | PDF version, 120KB 17.10.2016

Selection of amendments: Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

House Selection of amendments: Commons Date
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments (PDF, 275KB) 27.03.2017
Commons Consideration on Report (PDF, 354KB) 13.12.2016
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 3 (PDF, 179KB) 26.10.2016
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 183KB) 24.10.2016
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 183KB) 19.10.2016

Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons

Details of the Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings in the House of Commons. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

House Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Date
Commons Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments as at 28 March 2017 | PDF version, 120KB 29.03.2017
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 13 December 2016 | PDF version, 147KB 14.12.2016
Commons All proceedings up to 27 October 2016 at Public Bill Committee Stage | PDF version, 176KB 28.10.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 27 October 2016 | PDF version, 159KB 28.10.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 25 October 2016 | PDF version, 113KB 26.10.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 20 October 2016 | PDF version, 116KB 21.10.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 18 October 2016 | PDF version, 106KB 19.10.2016

Briefing papers

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House Briefing papers Date
Commons Committee Stage Report 16.11.2016
Commons Briefing paper on Second Reading 28.09.2016

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Schedule of Meetings (PDF, 87KB) 17.10.2016
Commons Have your say on the Neighbourhood Planning Bill 11.10.2016

Library Notes

House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.

House Library Notes Date
Lords Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages 05.01.2017

Written evidence

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

House Written evidence Date
Commons Written Evidence: Greater London Authority and Transport for London (NPB 11) 01.11.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Local Government Association (NPB 12) (PDF, 43KB) 01.11.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Friends of the Earth (NPB 08) 27.10.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Historic England (NPB 09) 27.10.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Tony Burton CBE (NPB 10) (PDF, 147KB) 27.10.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Henry Peterson OBE, Chair of St Quintin and Woodlands Neighbourhood Forum (NPB 05) 20.10.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Mike Shields (NPB 06) 20.10.2016
Commons Written Evidence: DCLG (letter from the Minister) (NPB 07) (PDF, 898KB) 20.10.2016
Commons Written Evidence: National Association of Local Councils (NALC) (NPB01) (PDF, 667KB) 19.10.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Compulsory Purchase Association (NPB02) (PDF, 119KB) 19.10.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Brethren’s Gospel Trusts Planning Group (NPB03) (PDF, 400KB) 19.10.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Royal Institute of British Architects (NPB04) (PDF, 104KB) 19.10.2016

Will write letters

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House Will write letters Date
Letter dated 18/03/2017 from Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to Lord True regarding the Neighbourhood Planning Bill (PDF, 916KB) 18.03.2017
Letter from Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to colleagues regarding points raised during the Second Reading of the Neighbourhood Planning Bill. (PDF, 2MB) 26.01.2017

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