I highly recommend reading this debate in the Lords last evening - whether you support the Bill (in whole or part) or not. It will restore or confirm your confidence in the parliamentary system. The next stage is Lords Committee starting on 20 June.

Given the size and range of the Bill, the debate was wide ranging - but one of the most powerful points for me (see in particular the contributions from Baroness Andrews and Lord McKenzie of Luton) was the call for sight of the "official" draft of the National Planning Policy Statement before the Bill makes further progress. Given the reliance placed on the duty to cooperate, and the role to be played in that by NPPF, how can the Lords consider the Bill without seeing what is proposed in NPPF?

The Government's response was that it should be available before the Lords Committee stage is finished - hopefully that means not too late to allow informed consideration.