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.

Standard Notes

29.08.2014Regional 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.
13.08.2014Enterprise Zones
The Government has announced the location of 25 new Enterprise Zones in England. Businesses in these small areas will benefit from tax and planning concessions and superfast broadband.
27.06.2014Local Enterprise Partnerships
This note examines the history and current responsibilities of Local Enterprise Partnerships.
04.06.2014Garden 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.

Research Papers

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.
18.03.2008Housing and Regeneration Bill: Committee Stage Report
22.11.2007Housing and Regeneration Bill, Bill 8 of 2007-08
Housing and Regeneration Bill. (Bill 8 of 2007/08). House of Commons Library Research Paper 07/79.

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 ...

Lords Library Notes

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.


  • Research Papers (RP) - briefings produced by the House of Commons Library on Bills, topical issues and regular statistics
  • Standard Notes (SN) - shorter, topical briefings from the Commons Library
  • Early Day Motions (EDMs) - formal motions submitted by MPs in the House of Commons
  • POST Notes - short briefing notes produced by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
  • Lords Library Notes (LLN) - papers compiled by the House of Lords Library on Bills and for debates in the Lords
  • Select Committee Reports - papers produced by all select committees of both Houses