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EDM number 708 in 2016-17, proposed by Caroline Lucas on 22/11/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Leisure, Planning and Service industries.

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.

This motion has been signed by a total of 11 MPs.

Caroline Lucas22/11/2016Brighton, PavilionGreenProposed
Greg Mulholland22/11/2016Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSeconded
Louise Haigh22/11/2016Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins23/11/2016Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Chris Stephens23/11/2016Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Marie Rimmer23/11/2016St Helens South and WhistonLabourSeconded
Liz Saville Roberts24/11/2016Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Peter Bottomley25/11/2016Worthing WestConservativeSigned
David Crausby30/11/2016Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham15/12/2016Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn09/01/2017JarrowLabourSigned

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