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New Usage Class In Planning Law For Traditional Pubs

EDM number 835 in 2013-14, proposed by Greg Mulholland on 03/12/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Leisure, Planning and Service industries.

That this House welcomes new research entitled, Young adults and the decline of the urban English pub: issues for planning by Marion Roberts, University of Westminster and Tim Townshend, Newcastle University, published in the journal, Planning Theory and Practice in October 2013 which argues that the English planning system should create a new usage class for traditional pubs and argues in support of the traditional pub as a site for restrained and responsible social interaction for young adults; notes that this is an idea that the All-Party Parliamentary Save the Pub Group has previously proposed; and calls on the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to seriously consider the concept which would be a way of preventing the loss of many viable and wanted local pubs which is currently happening due to the weakness of the planning system.

This motion has been signed by a total of 13 MPs.

Greg Mulholland03/12/2013Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratProposed
Peter Bottomley04/12/2013Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn04/12/2013Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Martin Caton04/12/2013GowerLabourSeconded
Alan Meale05/12/2013MansfieldLabourSeconded
Mike Hancock05/12/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Nigel Evans05/12/2013Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
Bob Russell05/12/2013ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech05/12/2013Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins10/12/2013Luton NorthLabourSigned
John Pugh12/12/2013SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Hughes16/12/2013Bermondsey and Old SouthwarkLiberal DemocratSigned
Sandra Osborne17/12/2013Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned

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