Early day motion 708

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PUBLIC HOUSES AND PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS

That this House notes with concern that more than 80 pubs in England are closing each month due to permitted change of use or demolition, in many cases without any local democratic process, scrutiny or assessment; believes that pubs make an invaluable contribution to community life in England; further notes that pubs in England are at far greater risk of sudden closure due to change of use or demolition than those in Scotland, where the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Scotland) Order 1997 provides that planning permission is required to change the use of a pub; notes that the wider community value of pubs is demonstrated by almost 2,000 pubs having been designated as Assets of Community Value; nevertheless considers that the protection offered by Asset of Community Value listing to be inadequate; and calls on the Government to bring forward legislative proposals to amend the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 and the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2016 so as to remove public houses from the A4 Use Class and place them in a class of their own.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 25.11.2016
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 30.11.2016
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 15.12.2016
Haigh, Louise Labour Party Sheffield Heeley 22.11.2016
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 09.01.2017
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 23.11.2016
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 22.11.2016
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 22.11.2016
Rimmer, Marie Labour Party St Helens South and Whiston 23.11.2016
Saville Roberts, Liz Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 24.11.2016
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 23.11.2016