Office of The Deputy Prime Minister Committee
HC Bill 126-I,II
- House of Commons - Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
The 'Localism Bill (HC Bill 126)' contains a package of reforms that will:
devolve greater power and freedoms to councils and neighbourhoods;
establish powerful new rights for communities;
change the planning system; and
give communities control over housing decisions.
The Bill contains eight parts and 24 schedules:
Part 1 deals with local government and individual chapters include general powers, fire and rescue authorities, governance, predetermination, standards and pay accountability.
Part 2 looks at EU fines.
Part 3 deals with non-domestic rates.
Part 4's subject is Community empowerment, and this includes local referendums, council tax, a community right to challenge, and provisions on assets of community value.
Part 5 details changes to the planning system, covering plans and strategies, the community infrastructure levy, neighbourhood planning, enforcement, nationally significant infrastructure projects.
Part 6 focuses on housing, its allocation and homelessness; tenure reform in social housing; housing finance; housing mobility and regulation of social housing.
Part 7 explains that the London government is to be given greater powers, including measures to aid regeneration.
Chapter 8 covers miscellaneous matters.
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