The Public Bill Committee concluded its scrutiny of the Housing
and Planning Bill on 10 December 2015. Report and Third reading in
the House of Commons has been scheduled for 5 January 2016,
following which the Bill will pass to the House of Lords.
A number of amendments have been made to the parts of the Bill
relating to planning, compulsory purchase and the private rented
sector. The only significant changes to Part 4 (Social Rented
Housing) are two new clauses and schedules requiring most new local
authority tenancies to be for a fixed term of 2 to 5 years, and
amending rights of succession.
We've produced a Briefing to update members on the debate on Part