Environment Bill 2019-21: Report on Committee and Remaining stages in the Commons

The Environment Bill 2019-21 has completed it Committee Stage and had day one (of two) of its Report Stage in the House of Commons. This paper is a summary of what happened in the Committee and day one of Report Stage and how the Bill has changed. It considers key Government and Opposition amendments. It is prepared in advance of the Bill's next stages expected in the next Parliamentary session.

Environment Bill 2019-21: Report on Committee and Remaining stages in the Commons

Planning for the Future: planning policy changes in England in 2020 and future reforms

The Planning for the Future white paper published in August 2020, setting out the Government's proposals for "once in a generation" reform of England's planning system, and separate proposals to reform the current system of calculating housing need proved controversial. This briefing from the House of Commons Library examines those proposals and the other planning changes already made during the Covid-19 pandemic, including the announcement on 16 December 2020 on changes to the standard method for calculating housing need.

Planning for the Future: planning policy changes in England in 2020 and future reforms