Lords debates Housing and Planning Bill

27 January 2016

Members of the Lords, including a former regional director of the Housing Association, and a number of current and former council members, discussed the key principles and purpose of the Housing and Planning Bill during second reading, on Tuesday 26 January.

Members discussed the key principles of the bill, including its effects on social housing, the rented sector and those looking to buy a house. They also discussed its effects on the planning process and how it would help with home building.

Committee stage, line by line examination of the bill, is yet to be scheduled.

Housing and Planning Bill summary

The bill will define laws around housing, estate agents, rent charges, planning and compulsory purchase.

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