The government’s housing and planning Bill started its progress through parliament on 13 October 2015.
It started in the House of Commons and in the New Year will move to the House of Lords.
There are a number of provisions in the bill which will directly affect London’s boroughs, their housing stock and their tenants. These provisions include: starter homes, right to buy, high value sales, high income social tenants – mandatory rents and planning.
London Councils have briefed MPs on all stages of the bill on the issues above and plan to do so as the Bill moves into the House of Lords. See the briefings we have sent out below
House of Commons
- Clauses 1 - 7 Starter homes - 19 November 2015
- Clauses 56 - 61 Right to buy
- Clause 62 - 72 Vacant high value housing
- Clauses 74 - 83 High income mandatory rents
- New clauses
Report and third reading stage
- Parts 1 and 6 - starter homes and planning
- Part 4 Right to buy, vacant high value asset and high income social tenant
House of Lords
- Clauses 1 - 7 Starter Homes, House of Lords
- Clauses 62 - 66 Right to buy, House of Lords
- Clauses 67 - 77 Vacant High Value Local Authority Housing, House of Lords
- Clauses 78 - 89 High Income: Mandatory Rents, House of Lords
- Clauses 125 - 151 Planning in England, House of Lords