- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: News
The Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill was sent back to the Commons by the Lords with amendments, and there were multiple votes on Tuesday, 17 October 2023.
The Bill is to make provision for the setting of levelling-up missions and reporting on progress in delivering them; about local democracy, town and country planning, Community Infrastructure Levy, the imposition of Infrastructure Levy, environmental outcome reports for certain consents and plans, regeneration, the compulsory purchase of land, information and records relating to land, the environment or heritage, for the provision for pavement licences to be permanent, governance of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, vagrancy and begging;
The Bill also abolished the post of Police and Crime Commissioner without a vote by the public who voted for the PCC in 2021. The Bill gives the Mayor power to take on the powers of the PCC at any time.
There were 17 votes and all were lost to the Government’s amendments.